Jesus Can Relate

In all our struggles Jesus can relate and sympathize with us.

We know Jesus suffered and died for us in order for us to be saved.

But let’s dig deeper. Jesus whole live was a struggle. He was born into poverty, worked a tough job as a carpenter, when He started His ministry, He was mocked and not believed by His own brothers and sisters. 

Jesus lived poor, homeless, relying on the Father to provide food and needs each day. He dealt with anger, selfishness, ungratefulness from people. People abandoned His ministry. He battled religious leaders of the day.

He dealt with many emotions, He got angry, He grieved, He got stressed. He faced temptation from the devil himself. And His life was threatened many times.

In the end one of His best friends betrayed Him and He was wrongfully accused, tortured and was killed.

Yet knowing all this was to come He stayed faithful and did all that He had to do.

So not only can He relate and sympathize with our problems, He can help you in your struggles. Truth is there is no one better to go to in your struggles because there is no one greater than God.

Isn’t it amazing that Jesus chose to do this? He was and will always be God but He chose to live this hard life and suffer for us even though He didn’t have to, even though at any point He could stop His suffering, His pain and struggles, He did it anyway.

What a great God we serve!

Pray always and go to the Bible for help. Remember the Bible is the Word of God but Jesus Himself is the Word.

So going to the Bible is going to Jesus. 

Immerse yourself in the Word and trust in Him, listen to Him, He will also listen to you.

He is with you in all your struggles and He will be there always until the end.

And after the end too.

Because when the race is over He will be there to tell you “well done my good and faithful servant.”

Have a Blessed Week,

Chris

Scripture Reading Plan:

Monday – 2 Samuel 23:1-7

Tuesday – Psalm 132:1-18

Wednesday – Revelation 1:4-8

Thursday – John 18:33-37

The Relief of Grace

Throwback Thursday from November 2018

The Good Word

One of the saddest things to hear is when an atheist describes abandoning their belief in God as a relief.

Truly if that is your belief than you really missed the God of the Bible.

If someone has caused you to feel this way whether a member of church or your family, you must remember that is not God’s intention.

Trust the Word of God, not words from man.

Read and study the Bible and you will see that despite everything people did, God was always there to save them. He took extreme measures to save us out of love.

God is not wearing you down, that is your own mind that has been conditioned into believing you have to be perfect or face Hell.

God’s commandments are not anything abnormal, the majority of countries laws follow the same standard.

One big difference, is grace. Try committing a crime, then apologizing…

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Reformation Day

Yesterday was October 31st, you know what that means.


That’s right Reformation Day!


What were you thinking of something else?


Anyways that’s the day Martin Luther nailed his Ninety Five Theses onto the door of the All Saints Church. 


There is of course the exaggeration that this behavior was a huge demonstration but in reality it was common practice to nail messages to the church door. 


Nevertheless it is one the most important days in church history. Believe it or not the Catholics even acknowledge the day now. Which I find odd but I’m not going to go down that rabbit hole right now.


The point of this entry is to acknowledge and focus on Reformation Day.


I am certainly no expert on the subject so im going to leave some links of some articles and a book I found that may interest you on the Reformation.


Here they are…

Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation_Day

A Book on Martin Luther: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/martin-luther-eric-metaxas/1125762034

Ninety-Five Theses: https://www.luther.de/en/95thesen.html

Have a Blessed Week,

Chris

Daily Bible Readings:

Monday – Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17

Tuesday – Psalm 127

Wednesday – Hebrews 9:24-28

Thursday – Mark 12:38-44

God Can Change All

This week’s Throwback Thursday post is from October 2018. I would have added a few things in this post if it was written today but I’m going to leave that out. The point of these throwback posts is to see how I have grown as a writer and to share old posts with new followers of my blog. Thanks to everyone who read this blog back then and today.

The Good Word

A story from the Bible has been on my mind for a while.  I believe it truly captures Jesus’ love perfectly.

It’s the story of the Samaritan Woman at the well.

A Samaritan Woman Meets Her Messiah

Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. But He needed to go through Samaria.

So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples…

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Evangelism Part Four: How To Evangelize

This entry will be the last (or at least I think it will be the last), entry in the Evangelism series. As I mentioned in the original entry, I am writing this as I learn how to evangelize.

Because of this, today is going to be more a video-based post.

Here are some how to evangelize videos.

First…

Next…

This video I found interesting it is a full hour interview, the video focuses mostly on “reaping”…

To dig really deep in this, here is a three part series from Paul Washer on Evangelism.

Part 1…

Part 2…

Part 3…

Remember God loves you and wants to use you for this. I know it can be scary so here is one last video, it is how to deal with fear and anxiety when it comes to Evangelism…

Now go, be bold and brave. I will pray for you and please pray for me.

Have a Blessed Week,
Chris

Also, I would highly recommend you reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I recently read this and it was wonderful. I am leaving a link to the book on Amazon but you can always check your local library to see if they have a copy as well.
https://www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-C-S-Lewis-audiobook/dp/B00JPJGZE2/ref=zg_bs_12380_12?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YRKAJKE6KQY5RRMH7921

Daily Bible Readings:
Monday – Ruth 1:1-18

Tuesday – Psalm 146

Wednesday – Hebrews 9:11-14

Thursday – Mark 12:28-34

What Do You Do? You Pray

Throwback Thursday. This post is from 2019. It is more relevant for me today than it was two years ago. I have gotten more and more into Biblical Study and Apologetics in the past two years and I have seen more extreme angry than ever before towards God and those who argue for Him and His Word.

The Good Word

I see many questions about God from atheists who have anger in their hearts.

They want evidence, they want proof and they demand answers.

Now the truth is I have seen many Christians ranging from your average person to highly educated apologetics present many different types of evidence from archaeological to scientific to historical to even personal accounts but they are never believed.

Often times when you do present your views they become angry and say harsh things and take a nasty tone to God. Many are upset that we even had answers to their questions.

They call their views “rational” and say they have “logic” and “reason”.

Which even in a polite conversation when you use those words to describe your atheist views we can assume since our beliefs are the opposite of the atheist that they believe our views are, “irrational”, “illogical” and “unreasonable”.

I have personal experience…

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Evangelism Part Three: The Christian’s Motivation

There is a question about Evangelism that should be addressed before we move forward. 

The question is, what is the motivation for Christians to evangelize?

There of course is many but to me there is three important motivations.

First and foremost, we are told by God to do so. We are called to preach the Gospel to all nations.

Second since we have established before that salvation comes through faith alone we must tell this to people.

No other “god” can save them, no good works, it doesn’t matter if you think you’re a good person. The only way to the Father is through Jesus Christ. The only way to be saved is through faith in God.

We as Christians know this so we must be motivated to urgently spread the Gospel. We must have a desire for others to be saved not just ourselves. So spread the Gospel no matter what. It will take sacrifice and dedication. You may lose friends, loved ones, money, pleasures, you may even risk your life but it is what we must do.

Think of it this way, if you were in a burning building and managed to escape and you knew it was the only way. It would be cruel to just walk away from the building and be content with yourself being saved. You  need to do everything in your power to show those in the building how to be saved from the fire. Some may resist, some may not believe you, some may attack you but in the end you have to try and get them out of the flames.

But evangelism is more urgent than a burning building that could kill your body. Eternity is on the line! Stay motivated.

Finally we pray that God’s Kingdom will come on Earth as it is in Heaven, well we must be the Kingdoms representatives on Earth in order to assist in bringing His Kingdom to Earth. 

He doesn’t need us to but He wants us to. He is our Lord, He is our King, He is our God.

So we must do what our Lord says.

Have a Blessed Week,

Chris

Video on motivation for evangelism:

Daily Bible Readings:
Monday – Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Tuesday – Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22

Wednesday – Hebrews 7:23-28

Thursday – Mark 10:46-52