|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on January 9, 2017 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Have you ever heard the phrase "Charity begins at home"? Often it is taken to mean "Look after your children, your family and close friends and then worry about everyone else afterwards". Before I look at the phrase further, let me applaud the attitude that you should care for those close to you. It is biblical to do so...
"Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbelieve...Read Full Post »
|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on December 28, 2016 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
If you had to write a top five of things you most enjoy about Christmas, would receiving gifts make the list? They certainly would for me! I can be thinking of things I'd like for Christmas months beforehand!
One of the reasons we give gifts to each other at Christmas is because the wise men (however many there were; the Bible doesn't say!) came to Jesus sometime after his birth and brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. These respectively symbolised that Jesus...Read Full Post »
|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on May 25, 2015 at 8:15 AM|
First things first, I want to say that I don't normally blog about "topical" issues in Christianity because they tend to detract from the important matters and leave people nit-picking, becoming judgemental and missing the spirit of the law in favour of traditionalism or legalism, which Jesus opposed strongly on numerous occasions. The Pharisees in Jesus' day were very good at following the letter of the law but they missed the point of them, and Jesus didn't beat around the bush...Read Full Post »
|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on October 5, 2014 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
Recently I came across this quote attributed to the American rapper, Eminem:
"I don't care if you're black, white, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that."
I'm not sure where...Read Full Post »
|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on May 23, 2014 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
I found this little story the other day (paraphrased). Very thought provoking:
In a mother's womb were two babies. One asked the other "Do you believe in life after delivery?"
The other replied, "Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what will be later".
"Nonsense," said the first. "Ther...Read Full Post »
|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on December 17, 2013 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
It's Christmas time! Everywhere I go there are decorations, Christmas music and uplifted spirits at the idea of seeing family, sharing gifts and eating plenty on and around 25th December. It's the same every year and we're familiar with the format. The video below sums up Christmas nicely, and I'm sure you'll be able to identify with some of it!
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|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on December 10, 2013 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
I have heard it said before that "A dog thinks it's human; a cat thinks it's God", and on the whole I can certainly see where that thinking comes from! Generally we have the picture that dogs love to please their owners. They are easily delighted, loyal and friendly. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule! Cats on the other hand can be a bit snooty, arrogant and self-sufficient - or they like to think they are. I used to have a beautiful tortoiseshell cat called Summer who reached the r...Read Full Post »
|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on December 22, 2012 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Now here's an interesting concept which I heard a while back. Imagine this: each of us is the number 0. Here's a photo of me, and sometimes I feel as worthless as I look in this particular pic!
But God is number 1 (and you can take that in more ways than one - no pun intended just there, btw):
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|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on March 25, 2012 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
When Jesus was asked by his disciples "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?", he called over a little child and used them to illustrate his answer, "Unless you become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven". (Matthew 18:1-4)
Jesus quite often spoke to his disciples, followers and opposition using examples or parables to make his message more memora...Read Full Post »
|Posted by whybelieveinjesus on October 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Our lives are so filled with the mundane – the people around us, our homes, our jobs, our hobbies – that we often don’t give much thought to what’s beyond our little world, let alone all the details of our town, our country, our planet.
So take a minute to think about these facts: