BEST OF 2001-2002
BEST OF 2003- 2004
BEST OF AUG 04 - JULY 05
Special three year anniversary 9-11 edition
Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!
President Bush's inaugural address
focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!
Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!
'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates
sweep SGB election!
Endorsing the fabulous five for Student
Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!
MORAL PUSH 4 BUSH WORKED!
Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!
PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues
that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and
PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which
presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"
Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!
Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry
Who cares for the the 2nd victim!
Republicans are the political party for African-Americans
and people of different ethnicities!
Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is
going to bring us closer to God."
Juveniles escape of death penalty could
influence abortion decisions.
FDA should continue to ban gay
sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!
Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!
Christian groups seek to provide haven
for incoming students!
Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling
knows all about spiritual strikeouts!
Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!
The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop
casualties undercounted by 17,000' makes it sound like......
Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News
Pitt 2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!
Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer
up Panther fans!
"Golf’s New 'Sultan of Swat' Victorious Again"
There’s a New 'Berg' in the ‘Burgh.'
Panther fans weather the floods at 6:30 a.m.
Steelers Open Season with Home Victory
Pitt's Track and Field could go the distance!
Pittsburgh Steelers come back with rookie and
Deja Vu for the Steelers
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge
of the Sith
25 reasons given for why
students think the original candy cane was made with red and white
stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"
Top 14 answers to "Love is....."
My Kiss of a Lifetime hopes to be special!
Top 14 responses to 'A Loving friend
Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is
the most important lesson your mom taught you?"
Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!
Greek communities can communicate charity and care!
Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Jessica shows her
Pitt spirit with her friends!
Newest sisters of Delta Zeta sorority enjoy a
meal at Schenley Cafe after their initiation!
Student Government Board member Liz Blasi enjoys a
meal at Schenley Cafe with her Chi Omega sisters!
PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem
PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey
Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample
Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample
Because Beautiful Almighty’s Truth Helps!" (S.A.B.B.A.T.H)
Ramesh C. Reddy
Editors note: The
devotionals that appear from this month on will be taken from the summer
archives because I want to go over the Gospel of Mark from the beginning.. It is
possible they will have updates and will be highlighted in
Quiet Times: (Psalm
27, Proverbs 27,, and Mark 2:23-28)
is my light and my salvation; he protects me from danger---whom shall I
fear?" (Psalm 27:1, TLB)
brag about your plans for tomorrow---wait and see what happens."
(Proverbs 27:1, TLB)
Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples
walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said
to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?" He
answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions
were hungry and in need? In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he
entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful
only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions." Then
he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." (Mark 2:23-28, NIV)
myself what words/phrases were repeated?
As I looked through the passage,
Sabbath was mentioned 5 times so I decided to focus on it to see in what
instances it was mentioned.
One Sabbath Jesus was
going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along,
they began to pick some heads of grain.
The Pharisees said to
him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
Jesus said, “The Sabbath
was made for man,
Not man for the Sabbath.
So the Son of Man is
Lord even of the Sabbath.
Yesterday, I looked at the first
two instances Sabbath was mentioned! Today, I wanted to focus on the
last three instances.
myself how Jesus responds to the Pharisees questioning!
Jesus answers the Pharisees
questions with a question from the Old Testament and then makes a
profound statement to them.
said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So
the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
myself why Jesus would make that statement!
The Pharisees were so concerned
in keeping the letter of the law that they looked past peoples need when
those needs occurred on the Sabbath. Jesus was letting them know that
God did not give them the Sabbath so the Sabbath can be benefited.
Rather, the purpose of the Sabbath was given by God to benefit people.
myself what is significant of the statement, ‘So the Son of Man is Lord
even of the Sabbath!’
Jesus made two claims for
Himself in front of his disciples and the Pharisees:
He is the Son of Man
He is Lord even of the Sabbath.
These are powerful claims that
Jesus made. What stuck out to me more was the second claim that Jesus
made stating, “He is Lord even of the Sabbath”
This is very significant when we
think about the Pharisees addressing Jesus for the mistakes of the
disciples because Jesus was their leader. Now Jesus goes a step further
and lets them know He is not only their leader but is in charge of the
Sabbath because He is Lord. The Pharisees and disciples would know from
the Old Testament that it is the Lord that gave them the Ten
Commandments. Now, Jesus claims to be Lord who has authority over the
Sabbath because He is the One that gave them the Sabbath and knows
exactly what purpose He gave it to them for.
Right here Jesus has openly
claimed to be Lord of the Sabbath! He has control of the Sabbath and the
Sabbath should be used to benefit people and not hurt them. Even before
Jesus talked to them about the Sabbath, He had built up His credentials
to claim to be Lord by His actions. By using the word 'even', Jesus is
letting them know that His Lordship does not end with the Sabbath but He
is Lord of All!
I saw important implications for
my own life here. First of all, it is so exciting for me to know that
Jesus claimed to be Lord of all and in charge. Since, He is Lord He was
letting the Pharisees know that it was okay for His disciples to pick
heads of grain to eat because Sabbath was made to benefit man and not
man to benefit the Sabbath. He has the authority to decide what people
can and cannot do! Whoa!
This means I need to remember
too that the Sabbath was made to benefit me. This means I should take
the day of rest that the Lord has provided to rejuvenate myself. The
disciples spent the Sabbath with Jesus. I should use the Sabbath as a
special time to spend time with the Lord in His House of Prayer but not
limit my time with the Lord just on the Sabbath. Also, keeping the
Sabbath does not mean I overlook someone in need of help!
I ask you
now dear friend, what does the Sabbath mean to you?
Dear friend, Jesus loves you so
much and gave you the Sabbath for a reason. It is so you can be well
rested after six days of work. Our Lord wants us to be rested and take
care of our health. The Sabbath was given to benefit you. This means you
should take every opportunity to try to keep the Sabbath because it will
benefit you. However, you should also keep in mind that there will be
times that people may need your help and in those times our Lord wants
us to help them as He has helped people on the Sabbath setting an
example. Sabbath is a wonderful time to spend with the Lord with other
believers in Christ and family but we should not limit our time with the
Lord and family to just the Sabbath.
When it comes to doing things
for yourself on the Sabbath, ask yourself if the Lord sees the action
you are doing as restful and beneficial to you or hurtful, for our Lord
wants the best for you!
May you know Jesus Christ is
even Lord of the Sabbath and whatever He tells you has truth to it
including the reason for the Sabbath!
If there is a reason you have to
work that is beyond your control such as a boss scheduling you to work
on a Sunday, if you can take off you should. If you cannot then as
you depend on the Lord, do the work as you are doing it for the Lord.
Acceptable Because Beautiful Almighty’s Truth Helps!" (S.A.B.B.A.T.H)/”What
does the Sabbath mean to you?”
Dear Jesus thank you so much for giving us the
Sabbath. Thank you so much for the claims you have made and let the
Pharisees and disciples see that you are even Lord of the Sabbath. I
love you Jesus. Thank you the Sabbath was made to benefit man and not
man for the Sabbath. Forgive us Oh Lord when we have been so bogged down
with the things we have to do that we have not taken time to take the
rest you want for us. Forgive us also when we have not been there to
help those in need. Oh Lord, please be the Lord and Savior of our lives
as we give ourselves to you. You are Holy and there is none like you. I
could search all eternity long and find none like you. Come Lord Jesus
and please fill us with your Holy Spirit. We are so sorry for our sins
and ask you for forgiveness knowing that you died on the cross for the
remission of our sins as you shed your precious cleansing Blood. Thank
you Jesus for coming back to life to save us! I thank you Jesus for all
that you have done for us and for being our Lord and Personal Savior!
Thank you that you have heard us and answered our prayer. In Your Name
We Pray Jesus! Amen!
If you would like to invite Jesus
Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can
this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises
for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His
wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to
the Lord. You can come right now as you pray this prayer, meaning it in
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner Lord.
I am so sorry for my sins. I confess my sins to you. I confess the wrong
things I have done and messed up my own life. I need you Lord right now
and in the years to come. I have gone my own way and have not found what
only you can give me. You alone have the words of Eternal Life. You
alone love me unconditionally for who I am. Thank you Jesus! I turn
myself to you Oh Lord in this Fall of October 2005. Please forgive me of
all my sins and come into my heart. I accept
you Jesus into my heart. Thanks Jesus for coming into my heart. Thanks
for forgiving me of all my sins. Thanks for giving me a new identity in
you. I acknowledge you as my Lord and Personal Savior as I believe in my
heart that you died and came back to life to save me now and forever. I
give myself to you and ask you to be in control of my life. Fill me with
the Holy Spirit. Thank you
Jesus in the coming days we can do things together. Thanks for being my
Lord and Personal Savior. Thank you Jesus you have heard my prayer and
answered me. Thanks Jesus for changing me and helping me through life's
storms and winds. Thank you Father God for Jesus Christ who you sent for
us! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!
Friend, you may feel something
or you may not but this you can be assured that the Lord Jesus has come
into your life and will give you a new beginning! Amen!
Get yourself involved in a
campus Bible study, fellowship, and most of all find a Bible believing
church and be involved to grow in your Christian walk with the Lord.
They all need to be supplements for your own precious time with the Lord
in prayer and meditating on His Word. If you need a Bible, please let me
need anyone to talk to, pray with, or study the Bible with this Fall of
October 2005, you can email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 412-720-4579.
Love in Christ,
What are your N.E.E.D.S?
(Oct 28, 05)
Express your view
How seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y to prophecy?
(Sept 01, 05)
Who do you P.O.I.N.T to?
"Will you take a S.T.A.N.D?"
How is your loving
"How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?"
"Who controls your T.I.M.E?"
"What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?"
"Whose T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S do you listen to?"
(Sept 12, 05)
"What C.A.P.T.I.V.I.T.Y are you facing today?"
"Where do you need H.E.A.L.I.N.G?"
"Where do you need an A.N.S.W.E.R?"
"Where do you find S.O.L.I.T.A.R.Y time with the
"Where do you want to be C.L.E.A.N?"
"What do you actions C.A.U.S.E?"
"What kind of F.R.I.E.N.D are you?"
"Where does P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S take hold of you?"
"What are you thinking in your M.I.N.D?"
"What do you represent by your A.C.T.I.O.N.S?"
"Where do you look for A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E?"
(Oct 04, 05)
Do You I.N.V.I.T.E?"
When do you F.A.S.T?
(Oct 24, 05)
How do you see your L.I.F.E?
"What kind of L.E.A.D.E.R are you?"