Friday, September 4, 2015

Not Many Wise, Mighty and Noble Are Called

For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called“ 1 Corinthians 1:26. 

Accepting one’s sinfulness is a challenge. Acknowledging that you need a Savior and help requires humility. Not every worldly wise, mighty and noble person can admit that he is spiritually weak, poor and even blind. Therefore, you might find very few people in the Church who are “stars” by worldly standards. Of course, anyone can convert and get saved, but it is much harder for those who have a huge baggage that is full of human values and none of the godly ones. Let’s admit our spiritual poverty and strengthen our calling. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Christ is the Power and Wisdom of God

“…but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God…” 1 Corinthians 1:23-24.

Non Christians do not understand the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross. For some it is foolishness, for others it is weakness. However, we see the real value of that. His death redeemed the entire humanity from slavery to sin and Satan. He took away the keys of the gates of hell from the devil and is now the Lord of the universe. Heaven is open now for those who repent and believe in this act of Jesus. Isn’t it powerful and wonderful?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Is Message of the Cross Foolishness

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God“ 1 Corinthians 1:18. 

The world understands and values visible power, achievements, talents, money and anything that is of this world. In Christianity we have a completely different value system. Christ was born in a manger. The King of kings and Lord of lords was born that way? Well, what did He achieve? He won eternal victory over enemy of our souls Satan by dying on the cross of Calvary. Wow! To the carnal mind this is really foolishness, but to us who value things differently it is the wisdom of God.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Christian Unity

Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” 1 Corinthians 1:10.

We may be preoccupied with creating Christian unity. Is that possible at all? It is! One way of speaking (the subject), no quarreling (about secondary things), the same way of thinking (on spiritual subjects) and the same judgment (again on the matter of the Word of God)! Of course, we must be filled with the same Spirit of Christ, have His mind and His attitudes. Then, and only then we can be united.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Preach Gospel All Over the World

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature“ Mark 16:15. 

Sharing good news with unbelievers is our mission. Jesus wants us to do that. I think it has to be natural for us preaching our faith if we have had strong conversion experience. You do not have to worry about converting part, which is the job of the Holy Spirit. Your part is simply to share what you have experienced, revelation you have got or miracles you experienced yourself or saw in other lives. Of course, it does not have to be unnatural or forced. However, when an opportunity comes, use it to tell people about Jesus.