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Following God One Step at a Time

A Christian’s Next Step

on June 26, 2016

What makes a Christian different from other people?

Many people say they believe in God.  Jewish and Muslim people believe in God the Father from the Old Testament of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.   So do Christians.

BUT …

Christians also believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, their Lord and Savior! 

Boom!

That is a huge difference!

The Bible says Christians are set apart, that they are to love one another.  In short, Christians are to be disciples of Jesus, following His example and His teachings.

Jesus was baptized, and He prays to God His Father, so we should also.  Jesus taught about the Bible, so we should study the Bible, and teach others about the Bible.  Jesus taught that His followers should take care of the poor, widows, and orphans.

That is the next step I am talking about today.

The preaching minister at my church said, “Every Christian, living in a first-world country (such as the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Canada…), should be sponsoring a third-world child” (living in Central or South America, anywhere in Africa, India, Haiti…). (I added the lists of countries.)

Sponsorship of a child who is poor, a child of a widow, or an orphan, is easy to do even if we don’t know any children in these situations.  There are many Christian organizations that give you the opportunity to sponsor one of these children in need.

In order to take this next step, all you need to do is pray to find a way to set aside $20 – $50 per month.  Give up one restaurant dinner per month, or give up three or more specialty coffees per month, or sell things you don’t need and pay for one year all at one time.  It really isn’t so hard to do, because people in first-world countries like the USA, are some of the richest people in the world.  We have grocery stores filled with food; we have cars for transportation; we have clean water to drink and bathe in; we have indoor plumbing for kitchens and bathrooms; we have a closet full of clothes.  Once you know where you will get the money, you are ready for the next step.

Find a Christian charity to work with, and choose a child to sponsor. 

Sponsorship provides things like health care, education, clothes, food, and teaching about Jesus.  You can’t provide these things for so little money here in the United States, but in third-world countries, you can!  You can give one child a miracle. 

You can change one child’s life!

To make it easy, I have a short list of Christian organizations where you can sponsor a child

When you sponsor a child, let me know what country they live in.

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3 responses to “A Christian’s Next Step

  1. Although we sponsor several children, our most recent sponsorship is Brian in Zimbabwe. I believe that we can give children a chance to live a better life, and to learn about Jesus and become a Christian. Don’t you want to be a part of that too?

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