Do not be ashamed as a Christian!
16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 1 Peter 4: 16
Believers must reject any shame for genuinely suffering for the sake of Jesus. We should boldly give glory to God, in the name of Christ, right in the middle of our suffering for Him.
It is an honour to carry the title of Christian, if it truly indicates our identity in Christ, and our place in God’s family forever. In a world that ridicules Christianity and Christian values, this is a honour to physical persecution. If we are different enough from the world, and close enough to being Christ-like, Christ centered, that the world hates us, it is a sign we are doing Christianity right!
Why Do Feelings Hurt? Have you ever felt anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, worry, jealousy, or loneliness? Maybe you equate one or all of these “negative” feelings with weakness or the inability to handle life. This isn’t true. Did you know that there are lots of examples in the Bible of the Father, Son, and Holy … Continue reading Breaking Free
What is Holy Week? Holy Week is a series of eight days that allow us as Christians, as believers, as followers of Christ, an opportunity to reflect upon the shift in humanity Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross launched. It starts with Palm Sunday when Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem. The week leads us through … Continue reading Holy Week
John 12:13 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Palm Sunday marks the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the start of “Holy Week”. Some of the most familiar teachings and stories of … Continue reading Hosanna