Are Christians prepared to Rejoice in the Lord

Daryl G. Stewart seems to know that God has called us to live a life devoted to him, and says:

– so knowing and understanding his standards is far more important. In this seven-day plan, you will find strength to face the pressure and make wise choices throughout life. {Peer Pressure – Intro & Part I}

In the world there has often been so much peer pressure people did not dare to say something different than the majority. Today it is not different than in previous centuries and in Christianity we can find much division and aversion against people who think differently than the main stream.

With all the promises God and Jesus have given you would assume Christians would be happy persons!

Mr Stewart has the impression our generation has become well versed in Christian terminology, but is remiss in the actual practice of Christ’s principles and teachings.When we browse the net we can only affirm that many Christians do show a strange way of reacting against those who have opposing ideas than theirs. The many denominations seem to quarrel endlessly and many so called ‘Christians‘ do not mind using words which a good citizen, even when he is an atheist, would not find it appropriate to use such words.

For this reason we can only applaud the call to come to the senses and to consider a proper Christian way to behave. More than ever we should see the move in Christendom to not have a better Christianity with more true Christians.

The world can argue against Christianity as an institution, but there is no convincing argument against a person who, through the Spirit of God, has been made Christlike. Such a person is a living rebuke to the selfishness, rationalism, and materialism of the day. {Billy Graham Says: “Rejoice in the Lord”}

The ones using inappropriate words while claiming to be Christians, should reconsider what it means to be a Christian. They should look how Jesus behaved when he met people who had not the same believe as him or who were sinners. Should a Christian not try  to follow the example of Christ? Should a Christian not have to try to become like Christ?

We should all become brothers and sisters in Christ. Those who use the name of Christ Jesus should honour that name by having the right attitude showing to the world that they are Children of God.

English: Christ and the woman of Samaria at Ja...

Christ and the woman of Samaria at Jacob’s Well (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We better, all remember what Jesus said to the woman at Jacob’s well

“9 Then said the woman of Samaria unto Him, “How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest a drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?” For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said unto her, “If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee, ‘Give Me to drink,’ thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.” 11 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof himself, and his children and his cattle?” 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again, 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”” (John 4:9-14 KJ21)

Followers of Christ should drink from the well of Jesus so that they would not have to worry and trust that they will find water enough, receiving insight from the Father of Jesus by reading the Torah regularly. Looking at Jesus we also should not be afraid to meet sin-sick, disillusioned people.This woman

was the symbol of the whole race. Her longings were our longings! Her heart-cry was our heart-cry! Her disillusionment was our disillusionment! Her sin was our sin! But her Saviour can be our Saviour! Her forgiveness can be our forgiveness! Her joy can be our joy!

We also should remember that it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter in the Torah to become void. So let the Words of the Holy Scriptures not become empty words.

“And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than one tittle of the law to fail.” (Luke 16:17 KJ21)

We should be workers of the Word and have patience for those who do not know or understand the Word of God.

“1  But speak thou the things which befit sound doctrine: 2 that the older men be sober, serious, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience; 3 the older women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things, 4 that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.” (Titus 2:1-5 KJ21)

Let all those who love God and would like to have others to get to know God follow His commandments and do as He desires, like Christ Jesus also only did the Will of his Father in heaven and not his will.

“O ye people! Adore your Guardian-Lord, who created you and those who came before you, that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness;” (Koran 2:21 Yusufali)

“O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, His mate, and from them twain scattered [like seeds] countless men and women; -reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual [rights], and [reverence] the wombs [That bore you]: for Allah ever watches over you.” (Koran 4:1 Yusufali)

“[Both] the Jews and the Christians say: “We are sons of Allah, and his beloved.” Say: “Why then doth He punish you for your sins? Nay, ye are but men,- of the men he hath created: He forgiveth whom He pleaseth, and He punisheth whom He pleaseth: and to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: and unto Him is the final goal [of all]”” (Koran 5:20 Yusufali)

“1 Praise be Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, and made the darkness and the light. Yet those who reject Faith hold [others] as equal, with their Guardian-Lord. 2 He it is created you from clay, and then decreed a stated term [for you]. And there is in His presence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!” (Koran 6:1-2 Yusufali)

“It is He who created the heavens and the earth in true [proportions]: the day He saith, “Be,” behold! it is. His word is the truth. His will be the dominion the day the trumpet will be blown. He knoweth the unseen as well as that which is open. For He is the Wise, well acquainted [with all things].” (Koran 6:73 Yusufali)

“”And behold! ye come to us bare and alone as We created you for the first time: ye have left behind you all [the favours] which We bestowed on you: We see not with you your intercessors whom ye thought to be partners in your affairs: so now all relations between you have been cut off, and your [pet] fancies have left you in the lurch!”” (Koran 6:94 Yusufali)

“Yet they make the Jinns equals with Allah, though Allah did create the Jinns; and they falsely, having no knowledge, attribute to Him sons and daughters. Praise and glory be to Him! [for He is] above what they attribute to Him!” (Koran 6:100 Yusufali)

Jews, Christian nor Muslims do have the excuse to fight against other believers, because they should know that we all are created in the image of the One God, Allah, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. And the believers in the creation of the world by the Most High Originator of all things, should respect all that is created by God and all that God allows to be here on earth or in space.

Ask Grace to go forward and Spread love everywhere you go

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The Woman of Samaria at the Well

The Woman of Samaria at the Well (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please do find:

  1. Billy Graham Says: “Rejoice in the Lord”
  2. Our stance against certain religions and immigrating people
  3. Greatest single cause of atheism
  4. What’s church for, anyway?
  5. Not liking your Christians
  6. Who are the honest ones?
  7. A learning process for each of us
  8. Abhor evil. Adhere to goodness
  9. How we think shows through in how we act
  10. How us to behave
  11. Unconditional love
  12. Christianity is a love affair
  13. Being Christian – Following Jesus Christ
  14. Follower of Jesus part of a cult or a Christian
  15. Life and attitude of a Christian
  16. Followers with deepening
  17. Words in the world
  18. The World framed by the Word of God
  19. Cosmos creator and human destiny
  20. A Living Faith #3 Faith put into action
  21. A Living Faith #4 Effort
  22. A Living Faith #6 Sacrifice
  23. A Living Faith #9 Our Manner of Life
  24. The Spirit of God imparts love,inspires hope, and gives liberty
  25. The Spirit of God brings love, hope and freedom
    Life and attitude of a Christian
  26. Becoming like Christ
  27. What Jesus did: First things first
  28. Faith antithesis of rationality
  29. Being prudent – zorgvuldig zijn
  30. Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
  31. We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace
  32. Work with joy and pray with love
  33. Our attitude at a difficult task
  34. Finish each day and be done with it
  35. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal
  36. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
  37. Raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair
  38. Determined To Stick With Truth.
  39. People should know what you stand for
  40. If you want to go far in life
  41. You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind
  42. Are Christadelphians so Old Fashioned?
  43. Ask Grace to go forward
  44. Spread love everywhere you go
  45. Attitude to others important for reaching them
  46. Remember that who you’re being is just as important as what you’re doing
  47. Act as if everything you think, say and do determines your entire life
  48. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap
  49. Don’t wait to catch a healthy attitude
  50. Choosing your attitudes

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In Dutch:

  1. Grootste oorzaak van atheïsme in de wereld zijn de Christenen
  2. Uitkijken voor de steeds groter wordende kloof tussen wereld en kerk
  3. Niet houden van dat soort Christenen
  4. Welk soort leven moet een Christen hebben?
  5. Christen worden iets anders dan lid worden van een kerk.
  6. Kan u zich Christen noemen?
  7. Christen, Jood of Volk van God?
  8. Christus toebehorenden
  9. Neem afstand van het kwade
  10. Onze houding voor moeilijke taak
  11. Hoe we denken schijnt door in hoe we handelen
  12. Hoe ons te gedragen
  13. Onze houding naar anderen belangrijk om te overtuigen
  14. Vergeet niet dat wie je bent slechts zo belangrijk is als wat je doet
  15. Volgelingen met de vrucht van verdieping
  16. De Bekeerling, bekeringsactie en bekering
  17. Christelijke houding tegenover slavernij
  18. Woede Oordeel en veroordeling
  19. Een norm waaraan de verstandigen en eerlijken zich kunnen herstellen optrekken
  20. Being prudent – zorgvuldig zijn + Zorgvuldigheid of oplettendheid
  21. Kleed jezelf met compassie, zachtheid, vriendelijkheid, nederigheid, en geduld
  22. Mensen moeten weten waar je voor staat
  23. Als je ver wilt gaan in het leven
  24. Vraag Genade om voorwaarts te gaan
  25. Handel alsof alles wat je denkt, zegt en doet uw hele leven bepaalt
  26. Je verliest alleen energie wanneer het leven saai in je geest wordt
  27. Beoordeel niet elke dag door de oogst die je plukt
  28. Zijn Christadelphians zo ‘Old fashioned’?
  29. Tot bewust zijn komen voor huidig leven

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