~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things ~ 2 Timothy 2:7, KJV Whether it is listening to a favorite Christian broadcast, sermon, or a daily devotion – immersion into the word of God is not merely a chore to be accomplished. It requires sincere time of meditation in … More Consider the teachings
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we become enlightened to this simple and yet wonderful truth. It is where we receive sustenance from the Lord. This is because, through the Spirit of Christ, we are affected in a manner in which our lives are completely transformed. … More Our chiefest endeavor
This is from the Spurgeon Archives and focuses on evening meditations. “All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.”—Numbers 6:4. AZARITES had taken, among other vows, one which debarred them from the use of wine. In order that they … More C. H. Spurgeon This Evenings Meditation
What does it mean to be religious? What does it mean to be Spiritual? And, can a Christian be both religious and spiritual individually and collectively? Within the modern Christian church, today, there is a statement that floats around regarding religion and Christianity. For the most part, it is as such: Christianity is not a religion, … More Religion, Spirituality and Christianity
Gospel – what does it mean? For the Christian, it means the Good News. It is the summation of Salvation. Yet, is there more to this understanding of the Gospel? Pastor Rob Stewart of Ballard Church explores the Gospel and what it means through the lenses of the Epistle Paul wrote to the Christians in … More What is the Gospel?
In my earlier article, I shared about how I came to the decision to let go of happiness in my life. In this article, I want to get more into the discussion regarding what it means to chase after happiness in our lives. In order to understand how we are going to make a paradigm shift … More Chasing after happiness
Every year is a fresh start to focus on those resolutions one has made. How committed are you to your goals? Are you serious about dropping some weight? Are you truly ready to change your life for the better? Looking to save money? Seeking to pay off some debt? How about your spiritual life? Where … More Are you going without God in the new year?
The theme for 2014 here at Christian Apologia is Revelation 3:20-21. Learning to hear the word of God and letting it abide in us will deepen our faith to follow in the footsteps of our Savior. … More CA Scripture theme for 2014
I happened upon a particular article in regards to the Apostle Paul and what he shared with the Christian believers in Corinth. The article claims that the Apostle Paul utilized deception as part of his “evangelistic means” in order to gain followers to Christ and Christianity. The evidence, according to this article, is found in … More Apostle Paul – a deceitful missionary?
According to the Christian Post, atheists are becoming more and more aggressive in their means to discredit the belief’s of Christianity. Their idea of “relax and enjoy life” because there is no concept of heaven and hell is the spirit of their anti-Christian message. The reality is, many people who have come to know Christ … More Atheist Group Seeks to Recruit Members With Sign ‘Relax, Hell Doesn’t Exist, Enjoy Your Life’
According to a Christianity Today article by Kevin P. Emmert, Christians are relaxing their stance over alcohol. This includes some well known Christian higher educations (like Moody Bible Institute) where they are now lifting the ban on alcohol and tobacco use. Interesting enough, a side-bar to the article provides some basic perceptions on the nature … More Why So Many Christians Are Relaxing Over Drinks | Christianity Today
Is there a crisis of grace in today’s churches? Reading through a recent edition of Christianity Today, an Op-Ed article by Mark Galli, focuses on the question – Whatever happened to grace? Galli provides three particular anecdotes as the premise for his article. These three focused on his experience at a mega church where an altar call … More Is there a crisis of the simple message about grace?
Speaking to his disciples, Jesus Christ says: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33). This was stated in relation to the many trials and tribulations the disciples would soon face. Today, how do we find the sense of peace and cheer when we face our own trials in life? The answer is … More The Mindful Christian in a Post-Christian Era
Today’s devotion comes from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. It focuses on missionary work and the call of Christ to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-19). Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ’All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples … More My Utmost for His Highest | Key to Missionary’s Work (1)