Saturday, 26 July 2008

Adolescence

Teenagers have a lot issues they have to deal with growing up from childhood into adulthood. They are trying to find guidance and a meaning to life and a feeling of belonging. They have of questions but they aren't getting their answers through all the distractions in life. TV shows, music videos, and movies are some of these distractions that prevent any help for teenagers and their questions about life.
We can help them by showing them the way of the Christ Jesus--the truth and the light.

1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.
John 6:27
"Do not labour for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."
John 6:35
And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.


Kids want to know the truth. They will seek out the truth if they know there is a way to find the answers.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Standards in Christian Culture: Part 1, Religion

There are many people who are looking for something spiritual but are tired of all the religions. It doesn't mean that you can't believe in God and Jesus Christ. I am not asking you to come into religion, but to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour. Accept something bigger.

Maybe in a past experience with Christianity there was a Christian who discouraged you. They might have judged you or prosecuted you and did not give you a good witness to the Christian life. Maybe you had an uncomfortable experience at a Church. You might feel like believing in different than any religion and not follow any of them.

In Jerusalem, Jesus was in a place full with temples where people would go to God to pray, ask to be saved and blessed. Unlike those organized religions, Jesus instead sought out to the people on the street and basically walked up to them and saved them. The elders didn't like this because he was just some outsider bringing the gospel that was never heard of about God into people's lives differently than the way they taught people. He was preaching to people the way of God instead of how they did in the temples. It was a non-religious approach. It was almost like a rebellion against the organized churches they had back then. Jesus was going out of his way, against society and the teachings from the religions, to spread the truth -- the truth about God.

If you seek Him, or are seeking something spiritual, don't be afraid to read the Bible and learn the way of Jesus Christ. It will at least be very inspiring and knowledgeable. The scripts and verses from the Bible are very beautiful. At least if you've tried it, you'd have a more understanding to the Christian life and inspiration to believe in God.

As defined, culture generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance.

Religion is not the same as knowing God. There are religious people who call themselves Christian but do not have an intimate relationship with God or accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Jesus has given us the answers to live abundantly for the Lord! So live for God, and not for the stuff fabricated by society.