God’s existence is clearly seen through His creation, just look around you. If you can’t see it, that’s your fault! God has made it clear to those who are willing to look that’s why there’s no excuse to those who do not believe and twist the truth about God (Genesis 1 & Romans 1:19-20).
“Now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” —Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
Noong unang beses kong mabasa ang mga verse na ito, kaagad kong sinulat ito sa notebook ko. Detalyado ang pagkakasabi ng verse na ito na tayo ay dapat na manatili sa pagsunod natin kay Kristo bilang mga mananampalataya at maging rooted sa pananampalataya sa Kanya upang tayo ay lumagong matatag sa katotohanan at nang mag-umapaw tayo sa pasasalamat sa Diyos.
Ang salitang ‘roots’ ang talagang tumatak sa akin dahil sa ang mga Kristiyano ngayon, lalong-lalo na ang mga bago pa lamang sa pananampalataya, ay madaling matangay muli sa pagiging makamundo nang dahil sa hindi sila rooted. Ito ay nangyari na rin sa akin dati at ayaw kong ganoon rin sa iba.
Iyan ang dahilan kung bakit ko gustong magsimula na magblog tungkol dito, upang alamin kung ano ba ang mga dapat gawin o tandaan upang maging isang rooted na Kristiyano at lumalago sa pananampalataya, at hindi maging stagnant na mananampalataya ni Kristo.
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He (Jesus) said, “You are permitted to understand the secrets (mysteries) of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more undestanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.”
-Matthew 13:11-12, NLT
“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.”
-Matthew 13:16-17, NLT
#SeeThoseWhoHaveEyes #HearThoseWhoHaveEars #OpenYourEyes #DoNotHardenedYourHeart #TurnToGodAndBeHealed
God has no BLACKBERRY but He is my favorite contact … !!
He is not on FACEBOOK but He is my best friend …. !!
He is not on TWITTER but I still follow Him …. !!
Even without the INTERNET, I am always connected to Him …..!!
He is not on WHATSAPP but He is always online …..!!
Why Do we feel sleepy in Prayer,
But stay awake through a 3 hour movie?
Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOK,
But find it easy to read other books?
Why is it so easy to ignore a msg about God,
Yet we forward the nasty ones?
Why are Prayers getting smaller,
But bars and clubs are expanding?
Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity,
But very difficult to engage with God?
Does God’s grace give us a license to sin?
go to this link to read more———> http://blog.josephprince.com/is-grace-ever-a-license-to-sin/
HOW THE APOSTLES DIED?
suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound.
died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.
was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost.
faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge Basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution In Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered From death.
John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve As Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully
was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die In the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
the leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.
* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.
7. James, the Son of Zebedee,
was a fisherman by trade when Jesus Called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer Walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and Knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.
also known as Nathaniel, was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.
was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors For two days until he expired.
was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.
was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.
the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational Doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.
Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles and disciples during their times for the sake of the Faith.
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: But he that endureth to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22, KJV).
-Pass on to encourage other Christians. 🙂
Posted by Neny Amy on Facebook (July 29, 2015 at 4:28 am).
LIKE CHRIST by Alex Ortiaga Nepumoceno, TLC-BAC Group (Posted on Facebook)
We have the mind of Christ.
-1 Corinthians 2:16
Here’s a far greater miracle God has “implanted” the mind of Christ in those who have accepted His Son as their Savior. First Corinthians 2:12 tells us that the Spirit of God has taken up residence in us. In some mysterious way, we now have a capacity for divine wisdom that no scholarly degree or natural experience could ever provide. Having the mind of Christ enables us to see life increasingly from God’perspective.
This doesn’t mean that we can think on God’s level and instruct Him ( verse 16). But it does mean that we have a new capacity to think, talk and act more and more like Christ Himself.
O Lord, forgive us for not using the good mind You have given us. Please help us to spend more time in Your Word absorbing. Your thoughts so that we can think, talk and live more and more like You.
May the mind of Christ our Savior live in us from day to day. By His love and power controlling all I do and say.
To think and talk like Christ, we must walk like Christ.
SIN HAS A PENALTY by Gavina Delarosa, TLC-BAC Group (Posted on Facebook)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-Romans 6:23 NKJV
To continue in sin will result in spiritual death which is seperation from God forever. The alternative is to personally receive God’s free gift which is pardon for sin and the provision of life everlasting.
Do you want to win the battle against habitual sins of the flesh and live in victory?