Not too long ago (depending on how you count time), someone sent in the following, somewhat obscure question. As always, Tim took the time to give a substantial answer.
I have been a Christian for almost 4 years now and one thing has always confused me. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and in so doing, took our punishment and paid our debt. Yet, if we don’t have Christ, our debt requires an eternity in hell. How is it that His one time death on earth paid for our eternity in hell?
I was born and raised a Hindu. My mother was a very devout Hindu woman and her faith instilled in us a strong belief in God. I grew up, earnestly believing in the gods that my religion offered and never found a reason to look beyond my religion.
When Reshmi’s gods didn’t answer her prayers, she turned to the Jesus of the Bible. And guess what? He did answer her prayers. Not to say that Jesus always gives us what we want. But He does let us know that He’s there. If we seek Him, we find Him. He makes Himself known to us and we can walk with Him from day to day. Find out how Reshmi found Jesus by clicking on the link below.
Have you ever let something–or someone–inhabit your thoughts to the extent that you lose your fire for Jesus? It’s happened to me. Satan does all he can to distract us but there are ways we can keep the focus where it should be–on Jesus. Click the link below to read our thoughts on the topic.
Randy suffered from epilepsy. He had seizures. He lost hope. But one day he saw a picture of Jesus hanging on the cross. That picture reminded him that Jesus died for him–that Jesus had a plan for his life. He quit feeling sorry for himself and started working on his relationship with Jesus. Find out what happened after that by click on the link below.
One of my favorite poets, Mark, has finally sent in another poem (I have lots of favorite poets by the way, so don’t take offense). It’s called Colors and its simplicity is what makes it so moving. Click the link below to read it.
The testimony of a person deeply involved in Buddhism and how they came to know Jesus.
This testimony tells the story of a person deeply enmeshed in Buddhism and how they came to find the Jesus of the Bible.
I was born to a poor family that consisted of my mom and grandparents in a remote village of Wangdue District, in the kingdom of Bhutan. At the age of 10, my mom had passed away leaving me with grandparents.
Could Jesus have sinned? Was He truly tempted? Did He have the choice to give in to temptation?
In theological terms, a debate exists over the peccability or impeccability of Christ. Peccability means that a person is capable of sin. Conversely, impeccability is that one is incapable of sin. So, if one believes in the impeccability of Jesus, they believe that He could not have sinned. If one believes in the peccability of Christ, they believe that He had a choice in the matter and that He simply chose not to sin, but that He could have given in to temptation.
Serving Jesus when life really sucks isn’t easy but it’s essential.
I often find myself in situations I don’t like. I often find myself being treated poorly by others. I haven’t experienced this in my marriage, but what if I did? How would I react?
Living for Jesus isn’t always easy, but it should always, as Christians, be our number one priority. Even in extra-difficult situations we should seek to please Jesus and do as He would have us do. Please don’t think I’m being preachy; I fail miserably all the time. But even through my failures, I know that seeking to love and serve Jesus Christ should always be first in my mind.
Satisfaction can’t be found in relationships, drugs, jobs—it can only be found in a relationship with the Jesus of the Bible.
Jeffrey looked for happiness in a lot of places. He tried marriage and having a family. But his marriage ended in divorce. He tried drugs. He tried other relationships. He tried different jobs. Nothing provided lasting satisfaction. Finally he tried Jesus. The rest is history.
Are you an amchair Christian or do you live every moment for Jesus? ROCK—a poem by Mike.
This poem from Mike reminds us that our lives need refining. God is never through working on us. We can be armchair Christians, enjoying our holiness on Sunday morning, or we can live every waking moment for Christ.