Standing in life, knowing that God is there beside you, always with you, is something we can never truly comprehend; God created us so that he could have a relationship with us. God is there for you. As it says in Psalm 46, ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’
‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.’
– Romans 3:23-24
The extremely simplified diagram above briefly sums up the relationship between us and God explained here by Paul in Romans chapter 3.
However, today I am not here to talk to you about how ‘You are not alone’ , I’m talking about the millions of Christians around the world who have faith in exactly the same God as you, in particular, the famous ones. I have compiled a list of some celebrities whose faith in Jesus Christ has brought them to where they are today.
Born in 1982, he is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with Phocomelia, an extremely rare disorder characterised with a lack of arms and legs. However Nick hasn’t let this stop him, he got married in 2012 and has had 2 children since. He urges people who the way to find hope even in the hardest of situations, such as his own is not to just stay positive, but to find strength in a personal relationship with God.
He once said, “If God can use a man without arms and legs to be his hands and feet, then he can certainly use any willing heart!”
Continue reading Famous Christians: You don’t stand alone!
This may be one of the most well-known parables told be Jesus, but I believe that that is no coincidence. – Jesus often told parables as way of teaching. Parables; a story that teaches us a truth about God or, a story shows us behaviour that pleases God were used often by Jesus as people remember stories. When looking into the parable today, we will look at what happens, an explanation of the events and what lessons Jesus wanted us, and the people listening to him to learn.
If you want to, then the whole story can be read in Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 or by clicking here. This parable is very easy to remember as it consists of four simple parts. ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed’ and ‘as he was scattering the seed’ it fell on different ground.
- Some seed fell along the paths, and the birds came and quickly eat it.
- Some seed fell where there were lots of rocks and not much soil. The plants grew up quickly, but because the soil was shallow, their roots were not deeps enough. When the sun came out, it scorched the plants, they withered and died, ‘because they had no root.’
- Some seeds began to grow where there were thorns, which choked the plants as they grew up.
- Nevertheless, some seed fell on good soil, ‘where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.’
Explanation of events:
Continue reading The Parable of the Sower – Parables of Jesus #2
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes will be saved” – Mark 16:15-16
As Christians, we should have a passion to spread the good news of everlasting life in heaven, with the living God to all people. But I’m not here to preach to you about what you should be spending your time doing; who am I to do that? Today we will look into scripture to reveal what it says about how we are never alone on our mission to be game changers in this 21st century world.
The ascension isn’t about the absence of Jesus, but of his eternal presence on Earth. When Jesus left his disciples, he left them the Holy Spirit. An angel spoke about it and said, ‘”The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.’ Ephesians 3:17-19 tells of the true power of God.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, you will have the power to go about and spread the news of the gospel and change the world; just like the disciples. I have thought of various ways the Holy Spirit helps us in what we are called to do. Continue reading You are not alone…
I first discovered Jamie’s Christian blog while on a list of the top 20 Christian blogs. Since reading many of Jamie Wright’s posts on a range of different topics, I thought I would share her blog. As it states on her ‘About’ page, she writes about a number of different topics which effect many of us in our daily lives.
“I’m not about leading. But I am about instigating. I’d rather we walk alongside each other in this life, than one in front of the other. But, if I see that you need a push, I’ll get behind you… and I hope you’ll do the same for me.”
Her posts are very down to earth, truthful and contain personal stories, very easy to connect with. Some of my favourite posts on her blog include:
She concludes on her ‘about’ page my saying, “I’m about second chances. I’m learning to be more about Jesus and less about me. It’s way harder than it sounds.” There is so much truth in what she says, that applies to every one of our lives. I really do recommend you check out her blog; you won’t regret it.
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