7 results for tag: christianity


100 Statements in Scripture Describing Who You Are in Christ

Who I Am In Christ According to the Bible, I am God’s possession, I am His child, His workmanship. You are His friend, His temple, His vessel, a co-laborer, and His witness. You are a soldier, an ambassador and a building, a temple. You’re his husbandry. You’re a minister and an instrument. You’re His chosen, His beloved, His precious jewel, and His heritage. In Christ, you have been redeemed by blood, set free from sin, set free from Satan, set free from the kingdom of darkness – chosen before the foundation of the world, predestined to be like Jesus, forgiven of all your trespasses, washed in blood, given a sound mind, ...

How Christian Leaders Can Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

I'm on a blogging sabbatical working on my upcoming book. This is a guest post by Chris Lautsbaugh who lives in South Africa. He serves with Youth With a Mission (YWAM), teaching and training missionaries and church leaders. Together with his wife Lindsey, they lead and steward training programs and ministries in and Cape Town and throughout Africa. Chris blogs at www.NoSuperHeroes.com  on grace, leadership, and missions and has published a book, Death of the Modern Superhero:How Grace Breaks our Rules. You can follow him on Twitter or Facebook. "The issue is not whether I agree with someone but rather how I treat someone with whom I ...

20 Bible Verses Every 20-Something Should Memorize

To all my fellow 20-somethings, George Mueller said it best: "The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts." I've always been a believer that to finish well, you need to start well. For many of us in our twenties, reading and memorizing Scripture seems rather antiquated and boring to say the least. In fact, I would even conjecture that an average 20-something's daily consumption of TV or social media would eclipse a month's worth of consumption on the Word of God. In the last several months, God's been doing something amazing in my life. He has sent me messengers who ...

What it Means to Listen to God in Living Your Life

This is a guest post by my friend Ibukun, the author of 40 Days Discipleship Devotional – Getting Started in the Christian Faith. He blogs about Faith, Personal development and Career at www.mindandmouth.com. He works as a Project Developer in the Gas Industry, and passionate about helping others achieve their goals in life. Paul has been doing extensive work on 'Calling' and I am one of those patiently waiting for him to share his findings, knowledge and nuggets on 'The Call'. If we believe God created us, and He has a plan for our lives, then it is wise to get clear instructions from Him on living that life. However, listening and hearing ...

How to Memorize Scripture

A month ago I announced that I’ll be entering the most significant races of all times – significant because the outcome of the race has the life-changing potential to create incredible strength and wisdom in my life. This race is not your typical race that requires mere physical exertion, but most importantly spiritual sweat. Exactly a month ago, I declared I’ll be memorizing the entire book of 2 Timothy and sharing a video of myself reciting the entire book from memory on August 1, 2013. Yes, I could have gone for memorizing one chapter, but I really wanted to push myself to the limit. So, I decided to embark on this journey of learning, ...

4 Compelling Illustrations to Share the Gospel to Your Unbelieving Friend

When’s the last time you shared the Good News to your unbeliever friend? Did the outcome of your witnessing exceed your expectations or quickly transpired into an awkward moment? If you are like the majority, you might find yourself closer to the latter.  Articulating our central beliefs as a Christian is so much easier said than done. Coupled with the lack of opportunity to learn the tools and tactics and lack of motivation to share our Christian beliefs have seriously undermined our role as contagious Christians.  God commanded us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you ...

Fruit of Authentic Christianity

Have you ever wondered why the success rate of proselytizing in developed countries are dismally low? I continually find myself astonished that the greatest obstacle does not come from the sheer denial of the Christian worldview or its fundamental tenets, but rather the uncharacteristic, inappropriate, and maligning thoughts, words, and behaviors of those who profess to be "Christians." It is when the Christian fails to "walk the talk," non-believers seriously question the veracity of our faith. In this age of postmodernism, the Christian is bombarded with false teachings, such things like moral relativism, existentialism, materialism etc. When ...