ADVERTISING
 
Sunday, June 16   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
30 years of internet...
Will digital natives and the "Gen Z" use new technologies with a better ethical/values reflection than the previous generation?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Jaime Fernandez
 

The secret

The most important thing is not what we can get, but who we are.

FINISH LINE AUTHOR Jaime Fernández 17 MARCH 2019 17:00 h GMT+1
Lehtinen in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. / Australia Olympic Comitee.

It's good to remember examples of sportsmanship, like LETHTINEN from Finland who won a gold medal in the 5,000m in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.



The public complained that he had pushed the American RALPH HILL. With great sportsmanship, Ralph denied it. Days later, Lethtinen sent one half of his medal to Ralph, to thank him for his spirit of sportsmanship.



We live in a time where the most important things have gone out of fashion. I think that we have done the same.



So many times we emphasise the importance of victory, the prize, and position, so that everyone seeks just that one thing: winning. It doesn't matter who gets in our way, the most important is getting on top, to win the glory.



But God made us in a very different way. The most important thing is not what we can get, but who we are. What we have is not important, but our relationship with others is.



No amount of money in the world can replace a relationship with someone. No important position has meaning compared to the love of a friend. You may win one day and end up with no friends, but it is better to have them every day of your life.



The greatest of gift is love. Written in the Bible are these words: "If I have all knowledge...faith that can move mountains...give all to the poor, but have not love, I am nothing." (1 Corinthians 13)



Love is more important than all the things we have, who we are and what we give: if we don't have love, we are worth nothing. Love is the thermometer that measures our spiritual situation: the love of God towards others and to ourselves.



We often evaluate our objectives, goals, standing, relationships, etc... but we don't evaluate how much love we have in our hearts. This is the most important thing.



In the midst of a difficult situation, and after Peter had denied Jesus, the Lord did not ask him to do great things (nor did he ask him to repent) but he simply asked: "Do you love me?" This is the secret and this is the most important part.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - - The secret
 
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.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference

Evangelical leaders from across Europe meet in Wisla (Poland) to network for mission in a range of fields. The vision is to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.

 
AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure

The milestone represents an important point in the nonprofit’s 40-year legacy.

 
What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context? What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context?

Espen Ottosen talks about the truths Christians should share with people who have little knowledge and/or many prejudices about Christian belief.  

 
A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray

Thousands of visitors will have the chance to discover “the God who is alive who listens and answers prayers”.

 
John Lennox on Acts John Lennox on Acts

Professor John Lennox  examines the three supernatural events in the first three chapters of Acts: Jesus' ascension, the Holy Spirit's descent at Pentecost, and the healing of a lame man by the Apostles.

 
 
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.