A good scripture to read during the blessing of a house is Luke 10:5-9, according to the "Book of Blessings." The passage instructs individuals to offer peace to everyone in a house when they enter the building.
The "Book of Blessings" recommends that priests or pastors perform the house-blessing ceremony for church members who wish to give thanks publicly for their new home. Homeowners often invite friends and family members to participate in the ceremony. Psalm 112 is also recommended as a reading or a song. The psalm notes that a man who respects and obeys God enjoys a prosperous house.Learn More
It is appropriate to leave a blessing, prayer or encouraging Bible verse in a baptism card. However, different Christian denominations practice baptism differently. For many denominations, baptism is a form of infant dedication, while for others, it is a decision made by a teenager or adult. The age and form of baptism affect the type of message written in the card.Full Answer >
The gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke make up the synoptic gospels, because they include the same stories with similar wording, in contrast to the gospel of John, which is relatively unique. Synoptic comes from the Greek words, "syn," which means similar, and "optic," which means seeing. The synoptic gospels see things in similar ways and thus have similar formats.Full Answer >
In the Bible, Jesus himself never promises that a person's life lasts threescore and ten, or 70 years. However, Psalm 90:10 does make a reference to that period of time, saying, "The days of our years are threescore years and ten."Full Answer >
The living place of Noah varies among religions, but he appears to have lived in the Middle East, around the region of Mesopotamia or Turkey. Accounts of where Noah was born and raised vary, but most scholars believe that he lived in the Mesopotamia region of ancient Egypt which is near the mighty Nile River that may have been the river that produced the biblical flood for which Noah built an ark.Full Answer >