How Do You Convert an Unbeliever?

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

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There are friends that I have in my life who I know aren’t Christians. Maybe you have some of those friends too. I don’t really bring up my faith as much to them. Some don’t even know I’m a Christian, but I do my best to be a positive person in their life. It’s the hope in my doing that that they see Christianity as something positive through the Godly character and attitude I’ve displayed towards them as a Christian. But I’ve been pondering lately the question, “how do you convert an unbeliever?” What does scripture tell us or show us on how we can potentially successfully do that? (more…)

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God, Man, and Nature

Last updated on November 12th, 2019

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Imagine a time you were in a green forest, on a sunny beach, or anywhere in nature. Think about the feelings you felt in some of those moments. In the midst of all the bright screens that our eyes are staring at today, perhaps we’ve limited ourselves in how much more we can connect with God. Maybe in spending some more of our time in nature, we bring ourselves even closer to God. Let’s reflect on scripture for a moment. Some of the greatest scriptural events we’re all familiar with occurred within nature. (more…)

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The Less You Focus on Your Misfortunes and Desires, the Happier You Are?

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

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So I had a conversation with a friend a few days ago who’s been going through a hard time after a bad “break–up”. She’s sought after my advice throughout all of the circumstances that occurred in this situation with her and this guy, and as best as I humanely could, I’ve offered her practical advice which I know she’s appreciated. The hard thing though is sometimes I wish I could control her brain and her emotions, because right now she’s unable to take her focus off this having not gone her way, and because of her current amplification of negative emotions as a result of this situation, she’s focused on other things that haven’t quite gone her way in life. It’s understandable given these things can be difficult to move past. It got me thinking though. Given that I’m feeling pretty upbeat in my life in spite of my own difficult circumstances I’m currently enduring, is it really true that as the title of my blog states, the less you focus on your misfortunes and your desires, the happier you are? (more…)

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God Wants You to Sing to Him

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

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How often do you sing to God? Do you know that God wants you to sing to Him? Probably not questions you get asked often. With each of these posts I write, I always hope for one of two things that I can accomplish for you and even for myself when I get thought provoking responses. I hope that we’re all getting closer to accurate Christian beliefs based on God’s Word, and I also hope that we’re doing more things stated in God’s Word to have a deeper connection with God. Today’s post is going to be the latter. So once again I ask, how often do you sing to God? (more…)

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The Most Important Things You Need to Know as a Christian

Last updated on November 13th, 2019

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I’ve been typing my mind and my heart on this blog for almost three years. It began from a journey of having my mind blown by the things I learned that were never taught to me sitting in the pews of a church. With a figurative fire lit in my soul, I developed a passion and yearning for deep understanding of my faith and deep connection with God according to His Word. I wanted to share with whoever would read this blog the things that I concluded weren’t being taught or understood accurately. (more…)

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If You’re Going to Prophesy or Speak In Tongues, Then Do It His Way

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

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It’s always important to follow how God wants things done through His Word. So if you’re going to prophesy or speak in tongues, then do it His way. Now personally, I’m skeptical of anyone who claims to have miraculous gifts of the Spirit for scriptural reasons that I’ll choose to withhold for now. However, being that some do believe people have these kinds of miraculous gifts of the Spirit; people should at least educate themselves on how things were conducted in scripture. Let’s review 1 Corinthians 14 and we’ll understand how these two most popular spiritual gifts were instructed to be used within the body of Christ. (more…)

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Peace and Contentment

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

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Peace and contentment. Sounds like two things just about all of us wish we could have in life. The final chapter division of Paul’s letter to the Philippians is a beautiful reminder that Christians can have that peace and contentment. We last left off with Paul explaining what an authentic disciple is and is not, that a Christian’s highest loyalty is to Christ, and the transformation of our bodies will be conformed to His Glory. Paul begins this last chapter division by encouraging the Philippians to again stand firm in the Lord. (more…)

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Being an Authentic Disciple

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

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Let’s talk about being an authentic disciple. By the way, for those who may wonder why I keep using this image in my last few posts, it’s an image of the ancient city of Philippi. So in the second chapter of Philippians we discussed the emphasis Paul put on unity and obedience in Christ. In this third chapter division of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, the primary emphasis shifts towards being aware of those who are not authentic disciples of Christ, and how to exemplify being an authentic disciple of Christ. (more…)

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One mind, One love

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

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One mind and one love seems an appropriate theme for Chapter 2 of Philippians. When we left off from the first chapter of Philippians, Paul was indicating to the Philippians that suffering is a part of the Christian journey, just as he is currently suffering in jail as they read this letter. As we continue this letter into the beginning of chapter 2, he appeals to the Philippians to bring joy to him by being united in one mind and one love. (more…)

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