Abundant — not easy — Life

By Desirae Tucker

Life is hard. I wish I could say that it wasn’t but that is just one truth that we must accepted. I wish that I could tell you that once you accept Christ and become God’s child this would change, but I can’t. I wish that there was a prayer that would make everything better, but there is not. It is in these moments of frustration and struggle that we, as Christians, pull out all our pretty, embroidered signs and framed verses meant to make everything better.

“I have come that you may have life and life abundantly.”John 10:10b

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11

“Those who wait on the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”Isaiah 40:31

Now, these verses are undeniably encouraging and uplifting; however, I caution that when separated from the rest of Scripture they can do damage to your faith and trust in God. Many people today have a very harmful false belief about being a Christian: “Once I am a Christian, life will be easy and ‘abundant’ in all good things.” I am here to tell you that this is not the case. While, yes, there are wonderful and amazing gifts that come from being a follower of Jesus, it’s not all roses and rainbows.

Continue: http://www.blogos.org/christianlifeandgrowth/abundant-not-easy.php

5 Things That Cannot Separate Us From God

Read more: https://www.christianquotes.info/images/5-things-that-cannot-separate-us-from-god/#ixzz4fH1MHiC2

Handling an Objection: “How can Jesus be God when the Jewish Scriptures says God is not a man?”

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/handling-an-objection-how-can-jesus-be-god-when-the-jewish-scriptures-says-god-is-not-a-man/

Zero Reasons a Fetus is Absolutely Not a Person [Clinton Wilcox]

http://lti-blog.blogspot.com/2017/04/zero-reasons-fetus-is-absolutely-not.html

Why Didn’t Luke Include the Deaths of Paul, Peter and James in the Book of Acts?

93In my book, Cold Case Christianity, I attempt to evaluate the gospel accounts with the same criteria used by jurors to assess the reliability of eyewitnesses in a criminal case. In California, jurors are encouraged to ask themselves, “How well could the witness see, hear, or otherwise perceive the things about which the witness testified?” In essence, jurors must determine whether or not a witness was even present and able to see what it is they say they saw! For those of us who are examining the gospel accounts, this means we’ve got to answer the simple question, “Were the gospel written early enough to have been written by people who were actually present for the life and ministry of Jesus?” This is a critical question in evaluating the reliability of the New Testament gospels, and I think the Books of Acts is the key to the answer.

Read more: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2016/why-didnt-luke-include-the-deaths-of-paul-peter-and-james-in-the-book-of-acts/

Quick! Tell Me About George Washington. Use No Eye Witnesses Or Sources Who Relied on Eye Witnesses

What can you tell me about George Washington if you cannot use first hand accounts? For this exercise you cannot use eye witness material, his writings, or any source who relied on eye witnesses. What can you tell me about him?

This is the trick some in the modern world use to dismiss the authenticity of Jesus. We have lots of eyewitnesses. Two of his brothers wrote books in the Bible. Three of his friends wrote books. A doctor who talked to eyewitnesses wrote two books. A man who encountered Jesus after Jesus’s death contributed much of the New Testament.

Read and listen at: http://theresurgent.com/quick-tell-me-about-george-washington-use-no-eye-witnesses-or-sources-who-relied-on-eye-witnesses/

Micah 6.8

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