His most famous works are the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (the large papal chapel in Vatican city, named after Pope Sixtus IV, which he painted, 1508-1512), the sculpture Pieta (Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, 1498–1499), the sculpture David (Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, 1501-1504) and the sculpture Moses (Church of San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome, 1513-1515).
Paul was bold. He was courageous.
Paul requested that others pray for this boldness of his: " . . . pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel" (Ephesians 6:19).
- Sunday, 16 January 2011
An excerpt from WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WORSHIP?
(by A.W. Tozer pp.14-20
But really, my brother or sister, we are brought to God and to faith and to salvation that we might worship and adore Him. We do not come to God that we might be automatic Christians, cookie-cutter Christians, Christians stamped out with a die.
God has provided His salvation that we might be, individually and personally, vibrant children of God, loving God with all our hearts and worshiping Him in the beauty of holiness.
This does not mean, and I am not saying, that we must all worship alike. The Holy Spirit does not operate by anyone's preconceived idea or formula. But this I know: when the Holy Spirit of God comes among us with His anointing, we become a worshiping people. This may be hard for some to admit, but when we are truly worshiping and adoring the God of all grace and of all love and of all mercy and of all truth, we may not be quiet enough to please everyone.
Joshua 23:12-13 “For if you ever go back and cling to the rest of these nations, these which remain among you, and intermarry with them, so that you associate with them and they with you, know with certainty that the LORD your God will not continue to drive these nations out from before you; but they shall be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes.”
Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”