ADVERTISING
 
Thursday, January 17   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 

 
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
4 years
How often do you read Evangelical Focus?






SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Jaime Fernandez
 

Under pressure

Nothing can compare to the security of our relationship with him and the peace that he puts in our hearts.

FINISH LINE AUTHOR Jaime Fernández 05 FEBRUARY 2017 12:10 h GMT+1
Joao Leite.

JOAO LEITE was one of the founders of the group "Athletes of Christ" in Brazil. He became famous in his country for wearing a small slogan on his jumper whenever he played matches. This inscription said: "CHRIST SAVES".



Soon, all the journalists asked Joao the reason for this, because at the time he was the best football goalkeeper in all of Brazil. Joao made the most of that moment to explain what God had done in his life.



Many said that it wasn't legal to wear any slogan, so the Federation of Football had a meeting to decide that Joao Leite could not wear anything on his playing jumper.



On the first day of the prohibition, all the journalists asked Joao "What do you think about the fact that you can't wear the inscription "Christ Saves?" JOAO answered: "They can take Christ off my jumper, but nobody can take him out of my heart."



As children of God we are very special. We have learned to live in this world, but really we belong in a superior sphere. God is the most important thing for us, and for this reason we are proud to wear his name before all people.



Our love for God is the most important thing in life. Nothing can compare to the security of our relationship with him and the peace that he puts in our hearts.



We often feel pressured by what is around us, just because we are Christians. Sometimes people laugh and make jokes about us, but they do not understand that we are different.



At other times they pay point at us while commenting amongst themselves what they have heard about us. It's even possible that some don't want to be seen with us because of what others have told them... Yes, it's difficult to be different. Sometimes the price we have to pay for being unique is very high.



Even so, how many times have we asked the same question? Is what they say correct? Is what they all do correct?... No! It doesn't take a lot of intelligence to realise that our world is walking toward chaos.



To go where everyone else goes means to be lost! To do what everybody else does means to be useless! We are unique! And it doesn't matter what the rest say! Our life is worth it! God has shown us how to live "from victory to victory".



They can laugh at us, they can take away what we have, they can point us out as strange... but they can't separate us from God! We live in the shadow of a name that is above every name: JESUS. And in that name we can bear all the pressures, all the jokes, all the comments, and all the difficulties. We are proud to wear that name!


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - - Under pressure
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
VIDEO Video
 
The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis

Jerry Root compares the search for meaning of C.S. Lewis with Saint Augustine's reflections.

 
The reliability of the Bible The reliability of the Bible

Jim Cecy, Senior Pastor, Campus Bible Church, answers the question Why is a defense of the reliability of the Bible important?

 
Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms” Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms”

Protests and prayers continue in Bulgaria for the sixth week.

 
That night That night

“No one came ot help that night, no nurse to numb the fright...”

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.