The Rooted Christian

“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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1. Matthew
suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, Killed by a sword wound.

2. Mark
died in Alexandria, Egypt , after being dragged by Horses through the streets until he was dead.

3. Luke
was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous Preaching to the lost.

4. John
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

5. Peter
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.

6. James,
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.

8. Bartholomew,
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.

9. Andrew
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.

10. Thomas
was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.

11. Jude
was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.

12. Matthias,
the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.

13. Paul
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. 🙂


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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.

Kahalagahan Ng Muling Pagkabuhay Ni Cristo

Kahalagahan Ng Muling Pagkabuhay Ni Cristo (1 Corinto 15)

Sapagkat si Cristo ay muling nabuhay:

1. Ang pangangaral ng Salita ng Diyos ay mahalaga, totoo at kailangan.

2. Ang pananampalataya natin ay may kabuluhan, mahalaga at may bisa.

3. Hindi tayo mga bulaang saksi ng Diyos kay Cristo.

4. Wala na tayo sa ilalim ng kapangyarihan at sumpa ng kasalanan (Roma 8:1-14).

5. Ang mga mananampalataya na namatay ay di napahamak (Juan 3:16-17).

6. Ang mga mananampalataya ang pinakamapalad sa lahat ng tao sa mundo dahil babalik si Jesus upang kunin tayo at isama sa Kanyang kaharian (Juan 14:1-4).

Long time Christians

Those who’ve been Christians for a long time may get discourage with the struggles of the Christian life and forget the joy of new-found faith. New Christians are in love with God and excited about knowing Him and learning from His Word. So take the opportunity to rejoice with those who’ve come to faith. God can use then to inspire you to renew your own commitment to Jesus.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. -Psalm 51:12, NKJV

The joy of the LORD is your strength. -Nehemiah 8:10, NKJV