Are You Willing to Suffer for Christ?

Today, I want to talk about the suffering Christians face as followers of Christ and how we can still find joy through the suffering.

While reading this blog post, I want you all to ask yourself this question: Am I willing to endure suffering for Christ?

What does it mean to Suffer for Christ?

Well, the word suffer comes from the Hebrew word Oni which means “misery” or “poverty”. To suffer for Christ is something that we as Christians talk about and preach about, but we never actually discuss because we feel that we already know what it means. But do we? In Philippians 1:29, the Apostle Paul says that as Christians, we will suffer for Christ because we have faith in Christ and Paul says that suffering for Christ is actually a gift from God because it’s in the suffering that He comforts us.

Philippians 1:29

29. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.Read More »

Humility vs Pride – The “Me” Complex (Part 2)

While reading this blog post, I want you to ask yourself this question: Am I humbling myself according to God’s Word?

What does it really mean to “Humble Yourself?”

Well, the word humility comes from the Hebrew word anavah meaning “modesty” or “gentleness and meekness.” In Part 1; we talked about how Pride can lead you down a dangerous path away from God and what He wants for your life, but today; we will be talking about the other “I” trait: Humility and how we should strive to humble ourselves and think of others instead of letting our pride consume us.

In Matthew 18:3-4, Jesus tells us that if we don’t humble ourselves and become like little children, we will have no means of entering the kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 18:3-4

3. … unless you are converted and become as little children, you will have by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 4. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.Read More »