Ponder A Little (Blog)
Pondering the questions of Christianity, Christ and God's love for mankind.
|Posted on May 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM|
Let’s face it… there are plenty of unbelievers that think Christians are crazy. We all know it. It’s a simple fact. They roll their eyes and snicker concluding that only imbeciles would believe in a God, waste time in church, study a book that is 2000 years old and follow a bunch of rules for living that don’t line up with modern d...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 17, 2018 at 8:05 AM|
How can Christians be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:18)? Is it possible? Does this even make sense? Are we supposed to be grateful for bad news? The death of a relative, the loss of a job, a terminal diagnosis. Surely God does not expect us to smile and boast gratitude for these events in our lives?
No, He doesn’t. God is not mo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 11, 2018 at 10:45 AM|
It’s been said that the surest test of our spiritual integrity is the personal intimacy with God we experience in our prayer life. We can possess immense theoretical knowledge of God that is never transformed into a personal intimacy of communication with God. This would be like living as a Pharisee. All head knowledge and no heart knowledge.
The great men and women of the Bible...Read Full Post »
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|Posted on April 11, 2018 at 6:50 PM|
Pastor Ray Johnson from Bayside Church in Sacramento, California says there is a new idol in the church today and it is called ‘Safety’. He says society today teaches Christians to be afraid of so many things. And the fears we have, limit God’s ability to use us.
Many Christians don’t serve, don’t give, don’t witness, don’t take a stand, don’t take a ri...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 4, 2018 at 9:25 AM|
|Posted on March 28, 2018 at 11:50 AM|
On the Christian calendar, Easter rates #1 for celebration! But the 20th century finds many of us getting caught up with chocolate bunny rabbits, Easter egg hunts and family reunions. So, plenty of people are only bystanders during the Easter season. They are present at the event but miss the true celebration.
The first bystander of Easter was Simon of Cyrene. Simon was visiting Jerusalem during the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM|
|Posted on March 14, 2018 at 6:05 PM|
Most people believe that discovering their purpose in life starts with themselves. But for the Christian, everything starts with God. If we want to learn our true purpose in this life we need to determine it from God’s perspective, not our own.
According to God, real life is only what’s built on eternity. We were created for an eternal purpose...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 9, 2018 at 9:25 AM|
It has been heard time and time again that people are not interested in church because there are too many hypocrites.
Sadly, there are some hypocrites in the church! Even in Jesus’ day there were hypocrites and he rebuked them numerous times (Matthew 6:2, 5, 16; 7:5; 15:7; 22:18; 23:13, 15; 23:23, 25, 27, 29; 24:51; Mark 7:6; Luke 6:42; 12:56; and 13:15).Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 1, 2018 at 10:15 AM|
I’ve heard non-Christians mistakenly quote the Bible saying, “Money is the root of all evil” and they assume that God thinks wealth is a bad thing. But the Scripture verse actually says that “the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Tim. 6:10). So, what God doesn’t like is greed and pride.
God has blessed many ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 21, 2018 at 7:15 PM|
What does it mean to be a passionate follower of Jesus? What does it look like? How do we achieve it?
Passion is defined as “a strong and barely controllable emotion”. Passion is intense! There is no half-hearted, wish-y-wash-y-ness about it.
A passionate follower of Jesus is first of all, passionate about Jesus. So, he plans his life and each day around J...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM|
Agape is one of the many Greek words for love. Agape is love at its very best! It is not a family love, friendship love or romantic love. It is a self-sacrificing love that comes from God.
Rarely is a human capable of such a deep love. It is the love God has for each one of us. It is a love that sent Jesus, God’s Son, to the cross to die for our sins.
Do you know anyon...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 6, 2018 at 9:40 AM|
Christians around the world read the Bible. Why?
Because it is God's very words to us. In 2 Tim. 3:16 we read that the Bible is "God-breathed" which means the writers were inspired by God. It is a book filled with historical facts, scientific accuracy, fulfilled prophecy and infinite wisdom. Only God ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 31, 2018 at 2:10 AM|
New Christians often wonder how to pray. They are nervous about it and wonder how to do it correctly… Only there is no “special formula” or “right way” to pray.
The most important thing when praying, is to do it from your heart. It should be an open and sincere communication with God. There are no special words to use. There...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 22, 2018 at 1:10 AM|
Simply put, grace is God’s unmerited favour towards man.
Grace is the foundation of God’s relationship with man. It is the most important concept in the Bible. It encompasses God’s amazing love and mercy for a sinfully rebellious mankind. The only religion with grace is Christianity.
C.S. Lewis said, “To be a Chris...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 10, 2018 at 11:15 AM|
Imagine the depth of love you have for the closest person in your life and multiply it by infinity! That’s God’s love for mankind. There is simply no comparison… ever! God’s love for each one of us individually is beyond what we can even fathom.
So how do I know this? The Bible makes it very clear again and again. It not only says...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 4, 2018 at 10:15 PM|
A Christian literally means a follower of Christ.
Today the word, “Christian” is used in many different ways. Some people call themselves Christians because they live in a country with Christian heritage and beliefs. Others call themselves Christians because they have good morals or go to church or support worthy causes with their time and their money. But...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 28, 2017 at 6:40 PM|
Did you know that Christianity is the only fact-based religion in existence? I kid you not!
That’s right… All other religions do not have historical evidence to support their beliefs. Much of the Old Testament of the Bible still exists today in its original scroll format. The Dead Sea Scrolls are over 2000 years old. It is mind boggling that they are still...Read Full Post »