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What Are You Looking For?

Christian persecution RomeIf ever there was a time when people are out there looking for something more, this is it.

Too often those in the know, so to speak, try and give the people what they think they’re looking for to keep “the business” afloat. Retailers are especially noted for doing this. So are the politicians, and unfortunately, even churches get caught up in this same game.

It was the practice of ancient Rome to use the circus to entertain the masses and keep them from rebelling. The Roman circus turned into much more than mere entertainment, however, degrading into a sham of violence and mayhem. Remember the Gladiators and “throwing the Christians to the lions?”

Well, we haven’t gone that far yet, and certainly in the church we’re still within moral parameters. Yet, we are busy moderating our good Christian standards and sensibilities on every front. Just some questions: “What is the proper way of the Christian life?” “What constitutes biblical worship?” “How flexible is our behavior, really?” “Should Christians separate themselves from certain habits and places?” You can add to the list because most of us are looking for something to make us feel better about ourselves.

I guess that’s the ground issue, How do I feel about myself?

If a person is saved in Christ, he/she should feel good. After all, our sins are forgiven, our guilt taken away, and our lives filled with “the peace that passes understanding” (Phil.4.7). If this isn’t the case, and we’re still looking, then one of several things is probably happening: 1) We haven’t let go of the stuff that causes us the anxiety and given it to Christ; 2) We are unwilling or reluctant to grow in biblical faith as Jesus taught; and/or 3) Worldly thinking overtakes our thoughts and causes us to miss God.

The grass is never greener on the other side of the fence.

Those who follow Jesus Christ have committed themselves to the One who brings true meaning to who we are and what we do, and where we go. Faith him Him and His promises takes away the wanderlust.

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About New Hope Christian Fellowship

New Hope Christian Fellowship is a nondenominational Christian church in Show Low, Arizona.

This Show Low nondenominational church is comprised of an independent body of believers, who have found comfort in biblical love, fellowship and spiritual unity. We practice New Testament Christianity in adherence to the Word of God, in faith, in obedience, and servanthood. We are dedicated to that which blesses the Lord Jesus Christ and lifts up His commandments, especially to love one another.

What We Believe: “To do things Jesus’ way, by Jesus’ teaching, and for Jesus’ glory.”

Life Verse: “Bear one another’s burdens and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)

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