Why Jesus Came To Earth

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American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey once told a modern parable about a religious skeptic who worked as a farmer.

One raw winter night the man heard an irregular thumping sound against the kitchen storm door. He went to a window and watched as tiny, shivering sparrows, attracted to the evident warmth inside, beat in vain against the glass.

Touched, the farmer bundled up and trudged through fresh snow to open the barn door for the struggling birds. He turned on the lights and tossed some hay in a corner. But the sparrows, which had scattered in all directions when he emerged from the house, hid in the darkness, afraid.
The man tried various tactics to get them into the barn. He laid down a trail of Saltine cracker crumbs to direct them. He tried circling behind he birds to drive them toward the barn. Nothing worked. He, a huge, alien creature, had terrified them; the birds couldn’t comprehend that he actually desired to help.

The farmer withdrew to his house and watched the doomed sparrows through a window. As he stared, a thought hit him like lightning from a clear blue sky: if only I could become a bird – one of them – just for a moment. Then I wouldn’t frighten them so. I could show them the way to warmth and safety.
At that same moment, another thought dawned on him. He had grasped the reason Jesus was born.


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Matthew 22:37-38 NLT

Jesus replied,`You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.

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How To Put This Into Perspective

Instead of trying to be a good Christian by focusing on following rules. Try and develop a loving relationship with God and you will folow those rules naturally.



From the time you said yes. you knew it was coming. As a Christian, you have long understood the toll of following Christ and the dues you have to pay as a servant. Going out of your comfort zones and being exposed to various sorts of humility-teaching mission trips…going down the ditch just like what the Savior did just to reach the “Christ-less” people… making great sacrifices… and going the extra mile just to realize the “cause” of the name that has been affixed to yours.

Even in the face of all these challenges and trials, you still allowed yourself to be enlisted as a soldier in a spiritual movement. But after some time, you also find yourself mired in the mud of doubt. You start to see the faults of your Christian peers which makes following Jesus more of a “drag.” The people you look up to in the faith, instead of promoting a Christ-likeness in your group, have been behaving unconventionally. Church and ministry pressures have become almost unbearable. To make matters worse, you somehow feel that you are now less appreciated compared to the “favored” new Christian guys. The fire within you starts to fade out. The faithful and enthusiastic “Yes!” had already become a faint “I-can’t-do-it-anymore” retort. Indeed, most Christians experience their fair share of stress and anxiety. Even those looked upon by others as being “strong in the faith” have found their normal routine disturbed by all the troubles of every day life.

A lot of issues confront Christians, especially those who are called to be full-time ministers. Among the stress factors that afflict ministers and church workers include: the difference between expectations and hard reality; the difficulty of being a leader and a servant at the same time; the so-called Peter Principle in which one feels inadequate to lead a group of committed volunteers; the wide scope of responsibilities of a minister or church worker; and the constant pressure of living a “pure” life in front of a congregation.

Stress and anxiety can manifest not only as stressors (overwhelming emotions induced by environmental factors) but can also be seen as internal factors — like the fear of being compared to others, for example. Being accused falsely by someone that you trusted; constant bickering with a fellow believer; conflict and confusion over theological principles and corporate beliefs — all these can lead to stress and anxiety. These distressing predicaments can really put out the fire in a Christian’s life. Psychologists also point out that stress and anxiety can inhibit normal brain activities, which can later lead to faulty decisions.

Compounded by all these problems, many believers feel like being on the verge of quitting. However, in the real sense, the word “quit,” or any word which carry same meaning is not registered in God’s vocabulary. Instead, He wants us to persevere until He comes.

A struggling believer should consider the following suggestions that can help revive a sense of victory in one’s spiritual and daily lives:

Prepare for stressful situations
As they say, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Even Jesus prepared for his great battle of temptation with a 40-day fasting. So, in this light, we must also follow the Master’s example by being always prepared.

Relax for a while
Jesus encouraged us to “obey the Sabbath and keep it holy.” The Sabbath also was given so that man can rest from all the hard work. It’s a good regimen for coping with anxiety. Listening to your favorite music and engaging in your hobbies are also effective in dealing with anxiety.

Practice a Healthy Christian lifestyle
Just like food that is important to the body, prayer and devotion are essential to one’s spiritual nourishment. A car wouldn’t run without fuel. In the same manner, our spiritual life would be in great peril if we do not take time to read God’s word and constantly seek His guidance through prayer.

Set your priorities
This is not only applicable in the corporate world but also in living the Christian life. The sad part is that many Christians tend become lax about their spiritual life and, in the process, abuse God’s grace. By knowing one’s priorities, a believer’s use of time, energy, and resources would be optimized.

Seek for continuous strength from God
Jesus is the ultimate source of our strength and power. Therefore, we need to constantly attach ourselves to the power source.

The Apostle Paul said, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus — the author and the finisher of our faith.” By removing our focus on the daily problems and struggles that cause us anxiety, we are able to gaze on the Source of Life. Paul also advises all of us to “…press on toward the prize.” Indeed, with prayer and faith, all of us must continue in our journey of faith regardless of the trials that come our way.

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There are mass amounts of Christian home-based business opportunities in the community today. There are many resources available online to help Christian families make money while working at home. You can spread the Word of God at the same time as enhancing your life and/or ministry while easing your financial burden.

Most Christian families will jump at the opportunity to own their own business and still be doing God’s work. Not only can this be a great source of income but also is a great way to fund raise money for your church. Here are some great Christian home business opportunities that might interest you.

  •  An online Christian bookstore is a great business venture that will allow you to spread God’s word worldwide. You will be able to educate others on how to be good Christians and better serve the community.
  • A home based selling of Christian services and goods are a fabulous source of income. You can affiliate yourself with other Christians and aid in community profit sharing. Many programs are available to help you market and sell your products.
  • Transform lives by getting paid to teach the word of God at home. You can serve your life and the lives of the members of your community in this home venture. How would you do something small or significant to benefit the lives of others?
  • Earn income while doing fund raising for your church. You can either use the church or have a web-based fundraiser that sells products and services to benefit other Christians. You will be able to make excellent money while working part-time or full-time. This allows you and your church to make money.
  •  Ministry funding puts an end to constant church fundraising. It can help remove the pressure from congregation members and allows constant flow of money through web promotion. Learn to raise money for through passive giving.
  • Answer God’s calling with Christian home-based businesses and online Christian business opportunities. You can leave your secular job and move into a place of spiritual fulfillment. Use a vocation that answer’s God’s calling that will provide you with a successful business as you help other achieve the same.

There are so many great options out there for Christians today. Follow God’s plan for you and help serve others and Him better. The more you give, the more you shall receive.  I am in the process of putting together an ebook on how to start your very own Christian Home Business but until I get it all put together I will recommend a few products that you should consider getting so that you can start your very own Christian Internet Business!

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If Jesus Came To Your House Today

If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two,
If He came unexpectedly, I wonder what you’d do.
Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room to such an honored Guest.
And all the food you’d serve to Him would be the very best.
And you would keep assuring Him you’re glad to have Him there.
That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare.

But, when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door?
With arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they’d been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn’t heard?
And wish you hadn’t uttered that last, loud, nasty word?

Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder, if the Savior spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?

Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read?
And let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you’d planned to go?
Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?

Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they’d stay away until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things that you would do,
If Jesus Christ in person came to spend some time with you.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

PrayerLord, help me to live the type of life that is pleasing to you and that I am never ashamed to let you see.. Amen

On the table side by side,
the Holy Bible and the T.V. Guide.
One is well worn but cherished with pride;
not the Bible, the T.V. Guide.

One is used daily to help them decide;
no, it isn’t the Bible, it’s the T.V. Guide.
As pages are turned, what shall we see?
It doesn’t matter, turn on the T.V.

Confusion reigns; they can’t all agree
on what they should watch on the old T.V.
So, they open the book in which they confide;
no, not the Bible, the T.V. Guide.

The Word of God is seldom read,maybe a verse as they fall into bed.
Exhausted and sleepy, and as tired as can be,
not from reading the Bible, but from watching T.V.

So then back to the table, side by side,
the Holy Bible and the T.V. Guide.
No time for prayer, no time for the Word;
the plan of salvation is seldom heard.

Yet, forgiveness of sins, so full and so free,
is found in the Bible, not on T.V.

A college student was in a philosophy class which had a discussion about God’s existence. The professor presented the following logic:

“Has anyone in this class heard God?”Nobody spoke

.”Has anyone in this class touched God?”Again, nobody spoke.

“Has anyone in this class seen God?

“When nobody spoke for the third time, he simply stated, “Then there is no God.”

One student thought for a second, and then asked for permission to reply. Curious to hear this bold student’s response, the professor granted it, and the student stood up and asked the following questions of his classmates:

“Has anyone in this class heard our professor’s brain?”Silence.

“Has anyone in this class touched our professor’s brain?”Absolute silence.

“Has anyone in this class seen our professor’s brain?”When nobody in the class dared to speak, the student concluded,

“Then, according to our professor’s logic, it must be true that our professor has no brain!” (…The student received an “A” in the class.)

Funny how a $100 “looks” so big when you take it to church, but so small when you take it to the mall.

Funny how long it takes to serve God for an hour, but how quickly a team plays 60 minutes of basketball.

Funny how long a couple of hours spent at church is, but how short they are when watching a movie.

Funny how we can’t think of anything to say when we pray, but don’t have difficulty thinking of things to talk about to a friend.

Funny how we get thrilled when a baseball game goes into extra innings, but we complain when a sermon is longer than the regular time.

Funny how hard it is to read a chapter in the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a best selling novel.

Funny how people want to get a front seat at any game or concert, but scramble to get a back seat at church services. Funny how we need 2 or 3 weeks advance notice to fit a church event into our schedule, but can adjust our schedule for other events at the last moment.

Funny how hard it is for people to learn a simple gospel well enough to tell others, but how simple it is for the same people to understand and repeat gossip.

Funny how we believe what the newspaper says, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to believe, or think, or say, or do anything

1. Feeding on the Word — DAILY NutritionA healthy baby has a healthy appetite. If you have truly been “born” of the Spirit of God, you will have a healthy appetite. The Bible says, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,” (1 Peter 2:2). Feed yourself every day without fail. Job said, “I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food,” (Job 23:12). The more you eat, the quicker you will grow, and the less bruising you will have. Speed up the process and save yourself some pain — vow to read God’s Word every day, without fail. Say to yourself, “No Bible, no breakfast. No read, no feed.” Be like Job, and put your Bible before your belly. If you do that, God promises that you will be like a fruitful, strong and healthy tree (see Psalm 1). Each day, find somewhere quiet, and thoroughly soak your soul in the Word of God.

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