This book was written especially for Amish and Old Order Mennonite readers. The alphabet for the text is the same as used in Hank Hershberger’s translation of the Pennsylvania Deitsh Bible, which is available from Christian Aid Ministries. However, we included English text for all non-plain readers as well. Keep this book in mind as a potential gift for Amish and Mennonite friends.
The central message of the Gospel of Rev. Marvin “Knife” Sotelo is not, as one whose ideas of Satanism have been shaped by pantomimes, contrary to the human condition, rather the very opposite. It is a message that resonates through every chapter of Humanism: Believe nothing but that which you alone can determine to be truth. Man can free himself, and it is the duty of all men to work towards this end. What is pronounced is that the created does not need the Creator to attain its highest and most fruitful expression. Such fulfillment—including the residues of peace and prosperity, of bliss and true happiness—can only, and will only, be achieved from within.
The rules are simple. Read six verses per round and answer six questions in 30 seconds or less. Pick your favorite verse. Then guess who said what. (The questions range from “What have you done today to grow spiritually?” to “How long would you let a dog lick your face?”)
Use Cards for the Kingdom privately as a journal. Discuss it as dinner conversation with your family or friends. Or play it with a group of people and even keep score as you get to know each other.
Cards for the Kingdom is spiritual, personal, challenging fun for believers of all ages!
“But seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Over 750 verses and questions included!
Crouching down, running, I reached the large plastic garbage can that stuck up through the top of the bushes. Even though my attention was on getting away as fast as possible, I couldn’t help but notice for the first time that the bottom of the garbage can was broken and wide open. And since the bottom of the can was a foot off the ground, I figured I could crawl into it with the newly replaced garbage bag hiding my location. I climbed in quickly when I heard his voice and his heavy footsteps on the ground getting closer.
He stopped nearby, and my heart skipped a beat. I heard him say to himself, “When I catch that kid I’m going to beat the livin’ daylights out of him.” At that moment I knew what I had to do…
But the love that God has expressed for ALL human beings is eternal. When Jesus had died on the cross to pay the sin debt for all people that will come to Him by faith in the right spirit and with the right attitude, then He had paved the way for them to be reconciled to Him and to have everlasting life in heaven with Him. So while that might not seem like such a big deal to many people, it will someday be a very big deal once those people have ended their time in this existence. Therefore, the purpose of this book will be to talk about the perfect love that God has showed for each person. In doing that, it will talk about the last week of the incarnated life of Jesus. That week had begun with His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on what has traditionally been recognized as Palm Sunday in many places of the world.
It will then talk about the fig tree that He had cursed. On the next day, He had gone into Jerusalem to teach some parables and some discourses in the temple. He had first spoken three slanderous truths against the ungodly spiritual leaders of Israel. After that, He had spoken about paying tribute money or taxes to the Roman authorities. He had spoken about the resurrection. He had spoken about the two greatest commandments by which all people should live. He had pointed out the extreme sacrificial offering of a poor widow and the extreme hypocrisy of the Pharisees. He had spoken about some of the events of the end of the Age. He had spoken about the preparedness of ten virgins. He had told a parable about the servant with ten talents. He had then concluded His discourses for the day by sharing with them a parable about the sheep and the goats. So, each of those twelve oratory remarks will be discussed chapters two through five of this text.
After those discussions, chapter six will examine the last hours before He had been taken into custody. Some of the events considered will be His last supper with His disciples, His high priestly prayer for those people that follow Him, His betrayal by Judas, and the six trials through which He had been rushed as the Jewish leaders had sought a quick execution. Chapter seven will discuss His having been scourged and His crucifixion. Chapter eight will discuss His seven statements from the cross. Then, chapter nine will conclude this text with a final look at God’s perfect love. The hope in writing this book is that all people will be drawn into a closer relationship with the Lord that had died for them on the cross. He is definitely worthy of all praise.