Christianity

I’m Listening

This quote is quite possibly one of my favorite quotes from the Avengers. Although there are some even better ones. 😉

Remember that God is always listening to you. Even if you feel like Iron Man ran into you and shoved you to who knows where, God is still there (yes, like Loki was! Although God doesn’t have an ulterior motive.) and he will always be listening.

Take Out The Trash

So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

James 1:21

When you accept Christ into your life, you’re inviting him to live inside of you. So doesn’t it make sense to take out the trash?

Forgiving One Another

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

-Ephesians 4:31-32

Eww… Bugs!

Have you ever thought about how much bugs can teach us?

If you’ve ever watched a colony of ants or a group of roly-polys, maybe you’ve thought about how that’s a lot like us. All of those little bugs crawling around, and there you are, standing over them, with the power of life and death over each of them. Sure, you can’t hear them if they’re praying to you, but it’s an awful lot like us and God.

I’m not saying that God’s just up in the sky watching us as we run around. He hears us, our prayers, and he wants to be a part of our lives. It’s like if you take a leaf and move some of the ants to a different spot. He’s not necessarily going to move you with a giant leaf, but he helps us and provides a strength we could never have on our own.

He has love to share with you, if you’re willing to accept it.

Bible Trivia: 6-21-14

From Proverbs 30:33, surely the churning of milk bringeth forth ___.

  1. Food
  2. Abundance
  3. Strife
  4. Butter

In biblical times, who or what was Laodicea?

  1. Prophetess
  2. Demon
  3. City
  4. Angel

Jesus said, “I am the good ___.”

  1. Samaritan
  2. Storyteller
  3. Fisherman
  4. Shepherd

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Having a Reputation of Love

Taken from a post on Bible Gateway. Read the rest here.


Many people have reputations that can be summed in just a word or two. Thomas Edison: inventor. Jeff Foxworthy: hilarious. If someone summarized you in just a few words, how would they describe you? I was a Christian for years before I realized Jesus had specified exactly what my reputation should be.

“Remember the ways that I have loved you, and demonstrate your love for others in those same ways. Everyone will know you as My followers if you demonstrate your love to others.” (John 13:34b-35, The Voice)

Jesus said that as a person who follows Him, I should be known for loving other people the way He loved me. Every person I know thinks of himself as a loving person. I’ll bet you think of yourself that way, too. After all, you’re kind to strangers, don’t kick puppies, and sometimes even yield to other drivers. The problem with your self-assessment, though, is that you don’t get to decide what your reputation is. By definition, your reputation is determined by others. In fact, even your enemies play a part in deciding your reputation. That’s a scary thought.

So are people talking about how loving you are? I’m not asking whether you sometimes go on mission trips or donate to good causes. Mission trips are great, but when you have a better reputation with people two thousand miles away than the guy living right down the street, then that is a problem. If our love isn’t showing up outwardly in tangible ways in everyday life, then it’s not the kind of love that Jesus demonstrated for us. Loving like Jesus will impact your schedule, your budget, and your circle of friends. Before long, it will even impact your reputation.

Bible Trivia: 6-14-14 Answers

In what body of water was Jesus baptized?

2. The river Jordan

When Mary came upon the risen Jesus, whom did He ask her to inform?

1. Brethren

From Genesis, who boasted to his two wives that he had killed a young man?

3. Lamech

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