Author: Jon Clayton

Suffering In Ministry

Suffering In Ministry I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, (Colossians 1:24, NKJV) Paul wrote this from a Roman jail. He was able to see that his sufferings worked something good for others, so he could say that his sufferings were for the Colossians and other Christians. This word, afflictions, is never used for the suffering of Jesus on the cross. Most commentators see this as a reference to the affliction Jesus endured in ministry. These afflictions are not yet complete, and in this...

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When Tragedy Strikes

When Tragedy Strikes The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons...

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Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 28

Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 28 Here some great links I came across this week: Philadelphia Eagles’ Marcus Johnson baptized in hotel pool with teammates by his side Christian Family of Eight Rescued From Being Executed by ISIS Militants Seven Symptoms of a Prideful Heart Christian Printer Refuses to Print Pro-Transgender Business Cards Indonesian Christians Living in New Hampshire Fear Possible Deportation God strengthens those of weak faith Colorado Christian Baker Now Asked to Make Birthday Cake for Satan *** News stories and editorials on this page do not necessarily represent the views of The Simple Christian Life. Nor...

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Jesus Changes Lives

Jesus Changes Lives And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— (Colossians 1:21-22, NKJV) In the Greek, the word translated alienated is literally “transferred to another owner.” This transfer of ownership, from God to Satan and self, affected us in both mind and behavior. As members of the race of Adam, we are born alienated from God. As individuals, we each choose to accept and embrace that alienation with our wicked works. This is the beginning of how...

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The World Hates Jesus

The World Hates Jesus Then Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil. You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.” When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee. But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. Then the...

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Today’s Bible Verse & Christian Quote

Today’s Bible Verse:

Colossians 1:25-26; of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

Today’s Christian Quote:

“The mystery is this: that God had designed to grant the Gentiles the same privileges with the Jews, and make them his people who were not his people. That this in what Paul means by the mystery, see Ephesians 3:3, etc.” – Adam Clarke

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