Are you a good Christ?

Are we good Christians? Sometimes we do ask ourselves that question. Or perhaps we should ask ourselves, ‘What is a good Christian?’ A good Christian goes to church, reads the Bible, prays, does good things, is a good friend and son/daughter to others, etc. Is that only what it really means to be a Christian? Those answers are right and all but it seems to me, we’ve reduced being a Christian to only that.

The Bible says in the book of 1 John in the sixth verse of the second chapter, ‘Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.’

We should be asking ourselves ‘AM I A GOOD CHRIST?’

You passionately love Jesus, but you don't really want to be like Him. You admire His humility, but you don't want to be THAT humble. You think it's beautiful that He washed the feet of the disciples, but that's not exactly the direction your life is headed. You're thankful He was spit upon and abused, but you would never let that happen to you. You praise Him for loving you enough to suffer during His whole time on earth, but you're going to do everything within your power to make sure you enjoy your time down here.
In short: You think He's a great Savior, but not a great role model.

Would our lives significantly change if we would act more like Jesus, or be like how Jesus was to the people he came across with?

This is no means to bash the work of the church because Jesus did all those things - He went to church (synagogue), he read God's word, he prayed, he joined others in fellowship (most of them involved food too!). This post is more of a reminder for ourselves to make a personal conviction to live like Him and to love others the way He loved us.

Let’s live lives that one day any person that we come across in life can say ‘the days I’ve spent with (insert your name) was the closest thing I’ve ever experienced to walking with Jesus’

Posted at at 12:25 PM on Monday, March 29, 2010 by Posted by tim | 0 comments   | Filed under:

G is the letter for this post

growing deeper in the Word of God.

Delving deeper into some of the reasons for the exodus, the research group found that nearly 40 percent of the surveyed twentysomethings first had doubts about the Bible in middle school. Another 43.7 percent said they first doubted that all of the accounts and stories in the Bible are true during their high school years. Only around 10 percent said they first became doubtful about the Bible accounts during college.
the rest of the post can be found here -

these are alarming statistics. and it shows how much we disregard the Word of God as part of our relationship with Jesus when the Bible itself already mentions that "All Scripture is breathed out by God..." (2 Tim 3:16a). John 16:13 states, "But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth." The Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin also assures the believer that the Bible is God's Word.

these truths may familiar and we do believe that the Bible is God's Word and its importance. But do we really live it out? do we seek guidance from the Word? do we want to learn more and more about the Bible? do we place it as an authority over our lives? do we really know what the Bible says? (for example, the Bible never mentions 'God only helps those who help themselves')

truth be told, nobody really wants to read the Bible (Psalm 119:36). we have to get down on our knees to plead with God for that desire. “Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God.” (1 Chronicles 22:19) and the more we seek, the more we will find out. “If you seek him, he will be found by you” (1 Chronicles 28:9) Basically it means - the more you'll understand the Bible if we spend time in it.

just like how we pursue an object of interest, the more we'll find out about that interest. it's the matter of the heart. example, i would want to research on everything that makes up the girl of my interest. i want to know what she likes, what she doesn't like.

there is no possibility of saying you know someone, if you don't know the least about that someone. the same way, the way to know God is to study His Word.

Growing deeper in the Word of God is very important aspect of our WinGS ministry, and we would not abandon the cause to instill Biblical knowledge for the sake of making youth ministry more attractive. there is no a need to dress up God's Word because the Bible stands alone, unchanged throughout the ages, and it is God inspired.

for this i pray, God that You instill in us an understanding of Your beloved words. we acknowledge the need to learn Your Word. we desire to hid Your words in our hearts that we may not sin against You (Psalms 119:11) that we may be a youth ministry that places Your Word above all else, and that it may equip us for every good work that we pursue. (2 Tim 3:17b). in Christ name, Amen.

i found this article really interesting.

the letter G is one of the five purposes that i would like to refresh our memories about the purpose of our WinGS ministry : )

Posted at at 10:51 AM on Monday, August 24, 2009 by Posted by tim | 0 comments   | Filed under: