We are still uploading this site so some parts of our site still need to be uploaded. This will be completed in the next few days. It should be done by 11/17/03. Sorry this took so long but this was a huge overhaul.
Thanks so much.....Ben and Starr.
Hello and welcome to the corner. This is just a little place where we hope Christians will gather to grow in Christ. We have created this site to share with you our testimonies as well as testimonies from visitors to our site.We also have some interesting bible facts as well as poems, links, and stuff for kids. This is a family friendly site.We hope you enjoy your visit to the corner and we hope that you return often as we update a lot.
Just a thought......
If everything ends once our lives end, what meaning is there in life? What do we struggle through life and work so hard for? Is life really just a wait for Death to come and fetch us? Is there a purpose in life? What exactly is life about?
JESUS CHRIST is the answer!
The Bible tells us that all men have sinned against God and deserve to die and suffer eternally in Hell. But God loves us and sends His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for all our sins. The only condition to have our sins forgiven is to trust in Jesus Christ.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
We all experience troublesome times whether it be the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a job, or financial problems , or a sickness that has fallen upon us or a family member. We must remember that God is there. If we pray and do it earnestly things will get better, things will change.
Don't be afraid of tomorrow. God is already there.
Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
One thing that we have learned is that fellowship with other Christians does nothing but strengthen our faith. If you are having problems in life and cannot seem to find the solution consider seeking advice from any Christians that you know. If you are having problems following a righteous path one solution might be finding other Christians to fellowship with.
One reason we might be experiencing hardships in life is that we might not be following the correct paths.
Before every man there lies a wide and pleasant road that seems right but ends in death.
Fear, Anxiety and Worry...
What does the Bible say?
"An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up"
(Proverbs 12:25, NIV).
"I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears"
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus"
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you"
(1 Peter 5:6-7) (Also see Psalm 55:22-23)
"Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?" (Luke 12:22-26, NIV). (Also see Matthew 6:25-34)
"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God" (Psalm 42:5).
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones"
"...the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose"
"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus"
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength"
The apostle Paul found his strength in God, He reminds us that, "I ...have ...been in prison ...frequently, been flogged ...severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. ...I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. ...Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. ...I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. ...[God] said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong"
(2 Corinthians 11:23-12:10).
"So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
"...put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore."
Also read: Psalm 139:1-23
The possible causes of anxiety and fear are many: Conflict, health problems, dangerous situations, death, unmet needs, spiritual problems, false beliefs, etc.
"According to the Bible, there is nothing wrong with realistically acknowledging and trying to deal with the identifiable problems of life. To ignore danger is fooling and wrong. But it is also wrong, as well as unhealthy, to be immobilized by excessive worry. Such worry must be committed to prayer to God, who can release us from paralyzing fear or anxiety, and free us to deal realistically with the needs and welfare both of others and of ourselves." (Dr. Gary R. Collins, Christian Counseling, p. 66.)
Some general, common sense suggestions for those weighed down with fear, anxiety or worry...
SIN IN YOUR LIFE - Sometimes fear and anxiety are the result of one's own sin and guilt. If you have committed a sin or done anything evil, your fear and anxiety is probably God and your own conscience trying to get your attention. You need to repent, confess your sin, seek God's forgiveness, and set it right.
SLEEP - Humans generally need 8 or 9 hours of sleep per day. Sleep deprivation can increase anxiety. Get enough rest. If you cannot sleep, you may need to seek God's help and perhaps that of a physician.
BE MORE REALISTIC - Many people are worried and anxious about events that will never actually will happen to them. Relax. Focus on today. Take life one day at a time.
LISTEN to relaxing, soothing music. There is some great Christian music available that can help you focus on God and leave your fears and worries behind. It may also help to listen to good Christian speakers and teachers.
FUN - If at all possible, do something that you enjoy. It is good to get some recreation on a regular basis. Take a break. Get your mind off your fears and worries, and have some fun.
TALK to someone. Don't hold all the anxiety inside. It can be a big relief to share your fears and worries with someone else -- a friend, relative, pastor or counselor. If fear and anxiety is an ongoing problem in your life, schedule a regular time each week to talk with someone.
TAKE ACTION - If there is something practical and wise that you can do to alleviate the problem or avoid needless danger, take action. Don't put it off. Procrastination will generally raise your anxiety level.
EXERCISE - Medical studies show that exercise can help lower anxiety. If you are healthy enough to exercise, try it. Regular brisk walks, running, swimming or other exercises can be a real stress reducer.
PROFESSIONAL HELP - There are various organizations which provide help for people with anxiety attacks, including the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety (stresscenter.com) which provides self-help. You can search for information and assistance on the Web using keywords such as: anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia. You should be able to find local help by consulting you pastor or physician.
There are many preasures in life especially to children and teens. Some of these presures are very hard for them to overcome. It is our duty as adult Christians to lead them in the correct path. How can we prevent our children from becoming corrupt? How can we protect our children from violence?The Bible has the answers to these questions.Evil deeds proceed out of a heart that is fed by evil that comes through the mind. What can we expect when our TV shows and movies are filled with violence, perverted sex and murder? Children learn what they see and hear. If the human mind is fed a constant diet of these things, then the devil comes to tempt our children to act out what they have seen. The Bible tells us to guard our ear and eye gates so as not to let things in that are evil.
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear.
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
So teach your chilren these things and as parents do your best to filter what your children see and hear the best you can. You can't be with your children all the time but you can teach them how to know what is right and wrong. This will help them make the correct decisions when you are not there to help them choose.
As Christians we must have faith and it must be strong at all times. As faith is a great part of Christianity. We are saved by our faith and our faith alone. As Christians sometimes we loose faith and begin to doubt the word. Just as we loose faith in our friends or family when they let us down. We must keep faith close to our hearts so we won't loose it.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
The above verse states very clearly that faith is a reality, something that gives "substance" to things before they become visible to the natural eye. 2 Corinthians 5:7 states that we walk by faith, not by sight. When we are "born again" we are given spiritual eyes to see things and understand things that otherwise we could not understand without the Holy Spirit. When we are submitted to the Lord, He then begins to guide and lead us by His Spirit; we follow Him in faith knowing He will not disappoint us or lead us astray. We must learn to obey Him even when we do not see or understand how He is leading us.The Word of God states that "whatsoever is not of faith is sin" (Romans 14:23b). Some people refer to the expression "blind faith," but our faith is not a blind faith; it is faith in a very real person, Jesus Christ. We were blind before our eyes were opened to His love and forgiveness, but now we see Him and a new life and world belong to us.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
"...for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you"
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure.
II Thessalonians 1:3-4
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
John 20:19 (KJV)