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The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it. God sent a man, John the Baptist to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He came to the very world he created, but the people didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the light to become children of God. They are reborn not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. So the word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Fathers one and only Son.
Pretty powerful stuff, in the beginning the Word already existed, the Word was with God, the Word was God.
The Word must be pretty important then...think of some of the things necessary for life, food, nourishment, light, water etc are these not words we
how can we profess to be followers if we don’t read the bible? It seems to me like the largest case of hypocritical behaviour. when i should. i can look back on the times in my life that haven’t been so good and i can say to myself. but in truth i couldn’t tell you what passage i was quoting from.have heard the bible being compared to? The Book of Life. who love Jesus honestly function? If Jesus is God and the Word is God. i am a good person and do good deeds. so how do i get around my lack of motivation? Usually it’s just i’m so bummed out from life . I find when i’m not reading the Word i am at my very worst. the light. who believe in Jesus. So are we all hypocrites? Or do we just not understand the necessity for the Word in our lives? I tried to ride along the river that is i believe in Jesus. if i were indeed quoting the bible. It is the book of life. period of months. month. because i don’t have the Word in my life. i wont notice when a friend is in need. The Bible should be central to everything in our lives. Pretty simply put not reading the bible is suicide. although yes i did do all these things i wasn’t immersing myself in the Word. Niall you didn’t read your bible much that week. How can we as Christians. So how do i go about putting the Word back into my life? When I find it extremely repetitive reading the same old stories over and over again. i feel like i know the bible cover to cover. i drink too much and i have a general disregard for anything and everything. i swear. and if the Word is God then i was living a life without God. i love Jesus. your daily bread. Jesus would notice that friend in need.
we don’t do well when we are on our own. if only we turn to Jesus. I have talked about reading the word and what we can do to help us read the word. I don’t use them. someone who isn’t going to tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear. in a way I am being very traditional and having three points to my talk. Too many times in my life I have not turned things over to him our sought council in his word and too many times in my life have i put myself in situations i didn’t need to be in. that leads me into my next point. . Time and time again I convinced myself that i was fine. i would appear weak otherwise and in this day and age its not good to be weak. but i believe bible study notes are a great way to get your daily intake. Live it. Someone who will guide you and strengthen you in those times when you are least motivated. Read it. there is Jesus. when I was your age and even up until a year ago i lived in perfect denial. Challenge them to challenge you daily. and probably should. Share it. get accountable with an ally in the faith. bible studies with friends are also good! If like me you find it hard reading the bible. but i say is it? God is almighty and all powerful. is it not ok then to be weak as we have a strong and mighty protector who is there 24/7 365. we as christians are designed to be in fellowship. The first battle however is admitting that you are in the wrong. Go along to a bible study group. Human beings as a species are not created to be alone. when our friends are not there. i just need to read the words “ I will never leave nor forsake you” Jeremiah 29 i believe.that i just turn in desperation. to pass on their wisdom on how they dealt with certain situations.
helping that somebody in need or even tidying your own room are practical ways of demonstrating God’s love and what Jesus stood for. Jesus loved the unloveable. . a ministry quite simply based on love. he loved those that society deemed unacceptable. Jesus came to earth and after 30 years of living he began this most awesome ministry. he loved the cast outs. he loved the forgotten. sin entered the world and the devil is constantly trying to trip us up. I love how the chapter starts. How can we live what we read? Well I think we can live what we read by reading about Jesus’ life. But like I’ve said its not easy to live like Jesus. Thankfully we have God’s mercy and grace and forgiveness to combat the devil and his tricks. love is patient love is kind etc. 1st Corinthians 14 goes on to say “Let love be your highest goal” Simply put my message is be like Jesus.Living it. 1st Corinthians 13 says a lot about love. and we can’t help but be amazed at this man and is ministry. but if we dont’ have love. it talks about doing all these great things. but I’d be lying if I said it was easy. you know. I think that when we read God’s word. Do you know someone that perhaps isn’t a member of the popular crowd? Do you know of someone in need right now? Do you tidy your room without being asked by your parents? Talking to that person. in particular the gospels and Paul’s letters we learn of what Jesus is like. these things are actually nothing.
we are told to be happy and to be glad when people mock us. I heard last night of a girl who walked nine miles of the marathon in pumps. What makes you different from your non christian friends? Is there a noticeable difference? Or do you. it hurts when people make fun of us so we avoid doing the things that cause us hurt and pain. And that hurts.sharing the word of God. I believe in practical things. because a great reward awaits us in heaven. I believe that we are all called to be prophets to the nations. we could sit on the street and yell at the top of our lungs about Jesus. just try to blend in? Do your friends even know you are a christian? I have no definitive answer for this step. we long to be accepted by all who we meet? Would you agree? And the truth is that in todays society.. for example practical shoes for each task. not very practical eh!!! Practical ways of sharing God’s word. Why do we find it hard to talk about Jesus? Are we embarrassed.. but I also believe some of us are better equipped to do so. are we afraid of what others will think of us? I think that we as people. but do you think that would encourage or deter people? . as we all do. and mock us and spit at us for believing in Christ Jesus. I find it one of the hardest. people are quite likely to shun us. But the gospel of matthew paints a different picture.And so I move on to my final point.
In essence what I am simply trying to say is love is the answer. So there you have it Read it and be filled Be filled so you can Live it Live it so that you can Share it The Word. When we have the love of God in our life.I think that by our words. Life is more fulfilling when we have the love of God in us. So by being like Jesus we can share the word with the nations. . it makes us want to be better people. that in the beginning there was the word. it changes us. we are nothing. Jesus loved and you can see the impact he had. deeds and actions we can really display God’s love and who God is. if we don’t have love. and if you remember what I have said at the start. and the word was God.