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BEST OF 2002-2003

BEST OF 2003- 2004

BEST OF AUG 04 - JULY 05

NEWS

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!

SGB ELECTIONS:

'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!

ELECTION 2004:

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 why?"

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 against charges!

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."

IMPRESSIONS

Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!

SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!

Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.

FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!

EXPRESSIONS

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!

HOTPRESSIONS:

The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......

Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column

SPORTS    

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.'

Three 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 backup players!

Deja Vu for the Steelers

ENTERTAINMENT:

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

FEATURE

"Top 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 is........'
 

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 50-26 responses to 'Love is....'

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'

Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is the most important lesson your mom taught you?"

Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!

GREEK LIFE:

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!

FOOD

PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem

PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey Results

EDUCATION

Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II

Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions

MONTHLY
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"Today, Everyday Answering Christ's Homily Indeed Nurtures Greatly Souls!" (T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S)

Ramesh C. Reddy
Publisher

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 pink.

Quiet Times: (Psalm 102, Proverbs 12, and Mark 1:19-22)

"Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed." (Proverbs 12:24, TLB)

ďWhen he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him. They went to Capernaum and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law." (Mark 1:19-22, NIV)

Observations:

I asked myself what does Jesus do?

1. Jesus went a little farther after calling Simon and Andrew.

2. Jesus sees James and John mending their net and without delay calls to them.

3. He arrives at the synagogue and began to teach.

4. He taught them as one who had authority not as teachers of the law.

Interpretations:

I found it very interesting that Jesus sees James and John and calls them WITHOUT DELAY. There is no procrastination with Jesus. Jesus started His ministry and looked for helpers immediately to help Him carry it through. That is so cool that Jesus turned to fallible human beings to help accomplish His purposes. James and John at hearing the voice of Jesus leave their father Zebedee with the hired help and follow Jesus. After that, Jesus stepped into the synagogue and began to teach on the Sabbath in Capernaum. Jesus did not waste time.

Observations:

I asked myself, how did the people react to Jesus' teaching?

The people were amazed at His teaching!

Interpretations:

           When Jesus taught, He captivated the audience and they could not help but listen. They were utterly amazed with Jesus' style. They saw the authority of Jesus' teachings as opposed to what they were used to listening from the 'teachers of the law.'

            This is very important to realize because Jesus is God, incarnate and knew exactly what the people needed to hear rather than what they wanted to hear. He gave them God's Word every time He spoke and His Words had authority than what they were used to listening from 'teachers of the law.'

            Jesus condemned the teachers of the law many times because they acted as though they were following and giving people God's Word but in actuality they could have mixed their own man made traditions. Jesus lets the teachers of the law know that in other passages.

Implications:

            I saw important implications for my own life in this passage. To accomplish things for the honor and glory of the Lord, I cannot do things on my own but should enlist help. I also learned the value of listening to Jesus and following Him! It is the best value we can attain because He will give us the right message!

I ask you now dear friend whose teachings do you listen to?
           Dear friend, I personally love to listen to teachings/sermons that focus directly on Godís Word and is given in expositional format. Mostly, I look to see if the person speaking to me is speaking from the Word of God and relating it to current life or whatever is spoken can be backed up by Scripture.
        
         Knowing whose teaching we intend to listen to is very important for our Christian growth so we need to be part of a church that wants Jesus Christ to be known and be known by Him. This happens when the bishops/ pastors/ priests/ ministers, etc speak Godís Word to the congregation than their own personal views. 

            With personal views can enter man made traditions over God's Word and hurt the congregation more than help it. Jesus spoke with authority because He was giving them the right message as opposed to what they were getting from the teachers of the law.

            When you go to church and you hear a pastor say something that conflicts with what you have known from God's Word, don't just accept it just because that person is a pastor. Only accept it after you have tested it with God's Word. Anything that is contrary to God's Word is not valuable to take in no matter how comfortable it makes you feel. If it is contrary to God's Word, the joy and the message will not last.

            This does not apply just to pastors but anyone who teaches God's people. God's people need to hear what God wants them to hear rather than selective listening. When I used to do full-time ministry and put in 40-80 hrs/week, I wanted the students to know that they could question me anytime if what I said was not in line with the Word of God. For that to happen, I encouraged them to seek the Scriptures and study them. Even now when I share my devotional times with others, I encourage them to do the same.

            "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world"(1 John 4:1)

            In conclusion, I believe it is so important to be part of a Church that puts a heavy emphasis on God's Word than their own teachings. In any situation, a person needs to spend time in prayer before the teaching so that Scripture cannot be twisted and made to sound like what they want people to hear rather than what God wants them to hear. Our prayer should be that we hear Christ's voice through the messenger speaking His Word so today, everyday answering Christ's homily indeed nurtures greatly souls!

 "May my spoken words and unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer." (Psalm 19:14)

I donít know what church you are part of or if you are looking for a church. There are many Bible-believing churches in Pittsburgh. I personally know of six churches that I visited of which I am part of one. All six of them have emphasized the importance of Godís Word and I have seen exposition of Scripture there. They are listed in alphabetical order. If I did not mention a church you are part of, it just means I donít know about the church. Also, there are more churches out there that are Bible-believing but I have not had an opportunity to visit them to comment on them!

Allegheny Center Alliance Church (North Side)

Asian Indian Christian Church of Pittsburgh (Forest Hills)

Covenant Church of Pittsburgh (Wilkinsburg)

New Hope Christian Community (University Center-CMU)

Pittsburgh Chinese Church/Oakland International Fellowship (North Dithridge St)

Shepherdís Heart (Oakland)

"Today, Everyday Answering Christ's Homily Indeed Nurtures Greatly Souls!" (T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S)/"I ask you now dear friend, whose teachings do you listen to?"

Prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you so much that we mean so much to you. You teach with authority and want us to have your Word hidden in our hearts. Help us please to follow you faithfully. I thank you so much Jesus. We give our lives to thee and ask you to be in control of our lives. Help us to do your will please Lord. Please forgive us of our sins, for we are sorry. Thank you so much Jesus! Lord, thank you for your teachings in our lives. Thank you for enlisting the help of James and John too to carry out your work. I thank you that you enlist us too. Lord, most of us are in the academic field and learn a lot of stuff. Sometimes what we learn does not agree with your Word. Help us to be able to take everything our instructors/professors give and separate your Truth from them. Thank you Lord you have allowed humanity to take part in so many academic fields that can be used for your honor and glory as they are used to serve humanity. Help me to use whatever I learn to bring honor and glory to you. You remind me how you decided to use Andrew and Simonís profession to become fisherman for the souls of men. You can use our fields too to bring you honor and glory and spread the Gospel. I thank you for that Jesus. I entrust our lives into your care! Help us please to be part of a church that will give us your teachings and your Word. I thank you for that Jesus! Thank you for hearing our prayers and answering us! In Your Name I 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 your heart.

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 September 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. Thank you Jesus for 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. 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 know!

If you need anyone to talk to, pray with, or study the Bible with this Fall of September 2005, you can email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com or call me at 412-720-4579.

Love in Christ,
Ramesh

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CHAPTER 1

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? (Sept 02.05)

"Will you take a S.T.A.N.D?" (Sept 03.05)

How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E? (Sept 06.05)

"How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Sept 07.05)

"Who controls your T.I.M.E?" (Sept 08, 05)

"What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Sept 09, 05)