Why I've become a blogger.


...he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.

2 Corinthians 5:19-20


I guess that many people these days become bloggers for a variety of different reasons. But as I launch this particular blog I thought I should at least give some explanation as to why I've also decided to do the same.


I became a Jesus follower on 26th April 1974 and my relationship with Him is the driving force behind my motivation, which can be summarised in 3 ways...


INSPIRATION

At the outset I need to make it clear that my blog is intended for both believers and unbelievers and therefore hopefully in due course there should be topics which will prove of interest to everyone.


Nevertheless, I especially want to inspire those who profess to follow Christ Jesus to deeper levels of devotion and increasing degrees of commitment...


As iron sharpens iron, so one man (or woman) sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17


ENCOURAGEMENT

It's by no means easy to be a faithful follower of Jesus today. In fact the number of Christians who are martyred for their faith throughout the world is increasing year on year. And as a result, those of us who are believers need to do our best to support and encourage one another, perhaps as never before...


...encourage one another daily, so long as it's called Today...

Hebrews 3:13


CHALLENGE

I do hope with all my heart that readers of this blog will find the content interesting, thought-provoking and somewhat challenging. It's vital that everyone has the opportunity to hear and understand the Christian gospel and hopefully respond positively before it's too late. Speaking of Himself the Lord Jesus says...


For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever

believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16


Finally can I make it clear that in launching this blog I am in no way seeking to earn 'brownie points' with the Almighty. It simply doesn't work like that. Neither do I claim to be either an academic or theologian, I'm more like a poor beggar wanting to tell other poor beggars where to find bread!

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