Peace is not the absence of pain, sorrow, anxiety or stress. It is the presence of Jesus
If someone writes a great story, people praise the author, not the pen. People don’t say, ‘Oh what an incredible pen… Where can I get a pen like this so I can write great stories?’ Well, I am just a pen in the hands of the Lord. He is the author. All praise should go to him.
Hey Everyone just a little post to say sorry I haven’t been posting anything lately it’s been real busy the past few weeks and is going to continue to be busy for a little longer. So there won’t be many post’s coming up for a while, just to let you know. Sorry everyone. Take it easy
It is true! Religion is a crutch for the weak by its own profession. But was it created for this reason? If the apostles had wanted a crutch, they found one in God, but if their God is false then they found no such crutch in their false religion. For Paul left a life of luxury, fame and…
If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence with no TV, movies, or singles’ retreats? You’d be bored to tears in heaven, if you’re not ecstatic about God now!
How could God invite you to heaven, where the most exciting thing to do all day is gaze upon His glorious face, if you’re not in heaven right here on earth when you’re alone with Him? Do you think that after you die, suddenly you’ll be in heaven and “presto!” all at once you’re not going to like worldly things anymore? All of a sudden you’ll love more than anything else just to hang out with God, when you couldn’t stand being alone with Him even 20 minutes a day?
For the first time in human history kids aren’t looking for answers. They have this fancy guy named Jeeves to ask for that. But the one place that google seriously lacks is with questions like, “Who am I?” “Is there a God?” “What does that have to do with me?” For the first time in history they’re not looking for answers, they’re looking for somebody. Somebody to walk through the questions with them.
“Whom have I in heaven but you,
And on earth there is none that I desire besides you,
My flesh and my heart fail,
But my God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
God is good :)
First off wanted to say thanks for all your welcome messages, much appreciation for that. Hope to be able to chat and get to know some of you more.
anyway I’m wondering if anyone out there could help me with somethin. Basically a theology course I go to once a week has asked me to prepare a 10-15 minute talk/sermon on Galatians 4:8-20. Now I’m wondering if anyone possibly has any ideas on what I could draw out of the passage for a talk,
any help would be much appreciated,
Take it easy, James
Greetings People of Tumblr
This page is just a little of what this blog is about and what I am striving for in creating it and why it is called the Supremacy of Christ.
In starting I will introduce myself. My name is James King I am 17 and live in a little old county called Wiltshire in the South West of England. where I attend a Baptist Church in Corsham near the city of Bath.
So how did I get where I am today? well first of all I would like to say it is by the grace of God I am here. As far as I can remeber I have believed in God, my parents were both Christians but eventually seperated and when that happened we stopped going to church altogether. I remeber going to Sunday school when I was little and hating it, and I went to a Church of England Primary school which wasn’t great either but as far as I can remember I believed in God. So after going through Primary school and getting out the other side I found myself in big school. where my whole life began to change. when I got into secondary school it was great I had new freinds, a new enviornment a new life in certain ways. But it wasn’t all great looking back. I began to get into bands playing guitar and doing gigs and getting in with the wrong crowd, I subjected myself to sin and some of the bad things in life and found myself becoming more violent and angry with those around me. although at the time it seemed great and I was enjoying it, really I was an awful person. Until one day it all changed.
It was mid April 2009 and I had a good day, I was walking through my room and on the computer some music was playing it was a hillsong tune, mighty to save I didn’t know it but as I listened to it and was going into my room and almighty force brought me to my knees and I began to cry out saying “Jesus forgive me, I need you, I need you.” It was an amazing moment God had broken me by his spirit and I knew I needed to follow him so I rose off that floor and have never been the same since.
In the next few months I found God was moving me deeply and soon I found myself going to Church with my best friend Callum Turnbull who was the one who had prayed deeply for me to come to the Lord and to Church with him. And praise God it happened. So over the next few months at Corsham Baptist Church I got heavily involved with the youth wantign to be a part of it, and soon on May 16th 2010 I was baptised into the body of Christ and found myself on fire for Jesus, I continued in my faith attending soul survivor and walking with God in what I thought was the way to walk.
It was all fine and dandy until September 2011 I left school after deciding in a matter of hours on the first day back the sixth form wasn’t for me. So I began my search for Apprenticeships to become an electrician. Then after 3 months of searching a being even more deeply involved in my own bible study and reading more, inparticuar Keith Green’s biography No compromise and another book called Rachels tears were key factors in changing me. But anyway after 3 months God had been stirring me and in the January of 2012 I felt God had called me to be a pastor and that is the Journey I am pursuing to this Day. hoping to give my everything for the glory of God.
So why the supremacy of Christ, well aside from it being a term John Piper a preaching hero of mine uses, the reason I choose this title to sum up the blog and my aim is having had Jesus change me so deeply and even more so supremely I feel the need that others should see this, and when others see how supreme He is my belief is that people will be changed and people will turn to Him and those of us who already believe will learn to enjoy Him more and strive for perfection in Him.
So I Hope you will follow me and keep watching this space for videos, updates and posts. Hope you enjoy.