Jesus “said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me’” (Luke 9:23 NKJV). Jesus taught disciples to pray, “Give us day by day our daily bread.’” (Luke 11:3 NKJV). In His final week before crucifixion, Jesus “was teaching daily in the temple” (Luke 19:47 NKJV). To every creature, Jesus said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16 NKJV). Scripture promised, “the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47 NKJV). Christians followed Jesus because “daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ” (Acts 5:42 NKJV). Obeying Christ gives someone “daily” work–not “gangs,” “drugs,” or “violence!”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
You may have seen this before, but it was new to me and I thought it was worth passing along.
I read it in the email bulletin sent out by the Wise church of Christ.
AN ATHEIST’S VIEW ON LIFE
I will live my life according to these beliefs
God does not exist.
It is just foolish to think
That there is a God with a cosmic plan
That an all-powerful God brings redemption and healing to the pain and suffering in the world
Is a comforting thought,
Is only wishful thinking.
People can do as they please without eternal consequences.
The idea that
I am deserving of Hell
Because of sin
Is a lie meant to make me a slave to those in power
“The more you have, the happier you will be.”
Our existence has no grand meaning or purpose
In a world with no God
There is freedom to be who I want to be
But with God
Everything is fine.
It is ridiculous to think
I am lost and in need of saving
A CHRISTIAN’S VIEW ON LIFE
(reread from bottom to top)
The pieces are pretty much in place. With SCOTUS’ approval today of homosexual marriage, however, the process is nearly complete. Worship in your places of worship, but outside your buildings, keep your voices quiet. The USA no longer has a place for Christians. The threat, not taken seriously when it was made, has been fulfilled, to “fundamentally transform” the United States. Continue reading
Here is a very simple yet very well written article comparing and contrasting what the Koran teaches about Jesus with what the Bible teaches about him:
Muhammad or Jesus?
by Dave Miller, Ph.D.
Muhammad: “Those who say: Allah hath chosen a son…speak nothing but a lie” (Surah 18:4-5).
Jesus (through John): “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ?… Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either” (1 John 2:22-23). Read >>
Tim Hall makes a spiritual application of the UN World Food Day commemorated today. http://eepurl.com/5W5sb
Since 1945, October 16 has been celebrated as “World Food Day” (established by the United Nations) to draw attention to the needs of people throughout the world. It’s hard for many of us to understand chronic hunger. But occasions like this at least make me pause and try to understand.
Imagine this hypothetical scenario: people starving, even though food is within their reach. They simply refuse to eat what is before them! Would that not be a tragedy?
Tim encourages us, among other things, to “develop healthy habits.” Read this good meditation at the above link.