The Word


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May 2018
From Father Andrew Bahhi: Pentecost & Receiving the Holy Spirit

We celebrate the Pentecost as the day of the coming of the Holy Spirit over the disciples. Jesus reminded them to stay in Jerusalem first until the Holy Spirit comes. He fulfilled his promise. That’s why we believe he is with us now, or we are talking with him through your prayers or the sermon. Pentecost is Greek for “Fifty” — After 50 days of Jesus being raised from the dead we received the Holy Spirit. In that day, the church was consecrated when the disciples received the Holy Spirit and the......

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May 2018
Syriac Christian Ascension Feast

Today, we celebrate a very important feast, we call the Ascension to Heaven. One day, God out of his love a long time ago after Adam and Eve broke the commandment of God, said “From your seed will come the one who will smash the head of the serpent.” (Genesis 3:15) When Jesus ascended to heaven, he fulfilled all the prophesies and all the stories in him. He is without sin, without any blemish. This absolute and perfect God, after he was raised, was with the disciples for 40 days explaining the......

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May 2018
From Father Andrew Bahhi: Living a Life of Service

“Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God” – Luke 9:60. Jesus said the way of heaven is full of struggles. Only a few people can find it. It is an honor and a blessing. Not everyone is able to do it. I remember once, while serving our church in Virginia, driving my car. I see other churches put verses outside on signs to attract others. One sign said: “Come to serve God, because you cannot serve God yesterday.” The future is in your......

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May 2018
From Father Andrew Bahhi: Living with Light in Your Heart

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” – John 3:19 Jesus says “I am the light of the light of the world.” Whoever believes in Jesus, the light will abide in him and will guide him, and at the end of his life, he will inherit the kingdom of God. He is the one who gives lightness, not to condemn us but save us. We can walk peacefully without having fear in the light. In......

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Apr 2018
From Father Andrew Bahhi: Listening and Understanding God’s Will

“My food is to do the will of him that sent me to finish his work.” – John 4:34 Jesus wanted to open our eyes as Christians and listen. Part of listening is to have a mission in your life. You are not only Christian to fill a number or sit in the church. You are to proclaim the good news to everyone. Jesus loves you. Open your heart to him. Do the will of God, the Father. To understand this will is not easy in our life. A lot of people......

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Apr 2018
From Father Andrew Bahhi: Living a Resurrection Life

The church calendar tells us to that we are still in the time of the Resurrection and to remind ourselves of the times that Jesus showed himself to the disciples. Here’s a story of one of those times. If any one of us are still doubting His Resurrection, sometimes the doubt is not that we don’t believe in His Resurrection, it is that we don’t believe in the power of His Resurrection. That we can apply it in our life as Christians. How come we have the Lord, and He rose from......

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