Christianity Most Persecuted in 2016, FNI

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A new study shows Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, Clayton Morris reported at Fox News Insider.

The Center for Studies on New Religions said more than 90,000 Christians were killed in 2016.

Thirty percent of those killed were murdered by radical Islamic terrorists.

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Your Life Preaches Louder Than Your Lips

life preaches“Live your life so it speaks Jesus!”

Why is loving through action so necessary as part of the Christian life? Because the model of all Christian love is the love of Jesus and this love was an active, living love, not just confined to words, but put into practice in the most incredible ways.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35

Jesus said this during the Last Supper He shared with His disciples. He said this after He has washed their feet, that most humble, lowly act – an awesome expression of love from our Servant King. Jesus didn’t just talk about love – He showed love in the most selfless, intimate, tender ways. It is this which is one of the most incredible unique characteristics of our God.

There is only one measure of Christian love: the unconditional gift of self for the other, loving as Jesus loved. Authentic Christianity is about putting love into action as a number 1 priority in our day-to-day lives.

Put love for others into action every day – by loving those who are unloved, by forgiving those who have hurt us, by putting the needs of others above our own and by having an attitude of loving patience and self-control with our family members.

Love has to be the top priority of focus we have in our Christian walk: soaking in the love that God has for us; demonstrating the love that we have for God; following His call to love others. We mess up and make mistakes along the way, but if our focus remains on these things we will see love in action in our lives and we will be known by our fruit.

What Are You Looking For

dont judgeAnd they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him.  Mark 3:2

As we observe people around us, let us consider if we’re onlookers, waiting to accuse and judge, or if we’re onlookers waiting to see God work through each and every one who crosses our path.

Watercooler Chats with Good Friends

st_patricks_day_ani2Happy St. Patty’s Day: Who Was St. Patrick? (History.com)

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Loads Of Christians On ‘Idol’ This Season: More than half of this year’s crop of finalists either have a strong affiliation with the church or are worship leaders in their communities. (MTV News)

Tonight on Idol: It’s a night at the Grand Ole’ Opry (Jasper Newsboy)

Daughters Follow Dads’ Footsteps: Women are now three times more likely  to follow their father’s footsteps into his line of work. (Yahoo News)

australiancattledogDid Your Dog Make The Top 10 Smartest List? 10. Australian cattle dog. (Orlando Sentinel)

4 Cuts You Should NOT Make: Experts say there are some areas where you can safely skimp and some cuts that shouldn’t be made. (MSN Money-Bankrate.com)

Government Studies: A blog on the ridiculous things goverment sponsors (HaLife)