One of the most influential Christians of our time, C.S. Lewis is known for his great Christian quotes and insightful and encouraging words for Christians around the world. Known by his closest friends as Jack, Lewis was a Christian writer who enchanted the world with books such as “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “The Great Divorce”, “The Screwtape Letters”, “Surprised by Joy”, and “Mere Christianity”.
Back in 2006 in the book “Bono, In Conversation with Michka Assayas”, Bono openly talks about Jesus and what Jesus means to him and who He was. Later on you will read another insert with Jim Daly (from Focus on the Family). This is a great way to evangelize youth and young adults using the words and beliefs of a great singer and humanitarian.
This wasn’t the first time Bono “came out” as a Christian, as their songs have frequent Biblical content and themes. It is quite inspiring to hear the lead singer of U2 talking about Jesus and what He has done for us all. These are inspiring interviews and are worth duplicating here. Please leave your comment below, and let us know how Bono’s words inspire you.
Here are some inserts from the interviews and what Bono had to say about Jesus:
Joanne Ellison writes about how we should trust and wait for God’s timing, as waiting makes believers stronger.
Isaiah 40:31- But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
The impact of interracial dating on our society and how an interracial relationship is viewed by many. How to make it work, some great points to work. Stats of the interracial marriages over the years in the US.
Like Christmas and Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day can be a tough time for Christian singles. But it shouldn’t be, if we have God as our top priority. Below is some good advice for singles about meeting that special someone they have been dreaming about.
Feeling guilty for wanting to be with someone.
Singles should realize that it’s not a sin or that they should feel badly about wanting to be in a relationship. It isn’t healthy to put pressure on yourself to be with someone, as this can cause you to rush into the wrong relationship. Avoid the rush and emotions and traps such as: “the first person to come is the first one to take“.
Are we in tune with God? Are we really paying attention when He is telling us to stay in the relationship we are in, or when He tells us we should break up (even if we think the relationship has potential)? Learn with this relationship advice a few tips on how to understand the different ways God speaks to us and if God always answers our prayers.
Dear Jim: Do you think you have to have a definite “yes” or “no” from God on relationships?
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:31 ‘Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.’ This is certainly applicable to relationships.
While this statement is certainly true, I find some singles discern this to mean that God will send a strong feeling or some voice from Heaven, etc. to signal when the ‘right one’ arrives. My concern is that the right one may have come and the single was ‘looking’ when they should have been ‘listening’.
Some Christian singles look at the singleness stage as a lonely period as they look hard to find someone with whom to start a meaningful relationship. Can the single person do something about it? What are the instructions found in the Bible? Should we be content whatever our circumstances?
Dear Jim: Single life is not fun for me. How does God expect me to be happy?
Many singles find themselves single after many years of wanting to be married or at least in a meaningful relationship. The more years that go by seem to generate more voices saying that something is wrong and yet, there seems to be nothing that you can do about it.
When the bill comes, who should pay it on a first date? Most men feel they should but some women don’t feel comfortable letting men pay on their initial date. What is the sensible thing to do? Is going “dutch” on a first date ok?
Dear Jim: Do you have any suggestion as to who should pay the expenses on a first date?
This is another question that I am often asked. Times have changed in many cultures and it makes it unclear who should be paying for the expenses. Allow me to share some thoughts as you consider this:
Can I date and eventually marry someone who’s divorced? What should I do if I found the right person, but he/she is divorced? What does the Bible says about it and what does God wants us to do?
Dear Jim: If I marry a divorced person, will I have committed adultery and go to hell as the Bible says?
This question pulls together several things that are actually separate issues. God hates sin, there is a penalty for sin, and there are certainly consequences. Before we ‘shoot’ all the divorced people and send them to Hell, I invite you to consider the following:
‘Where was God?’ when everything was going wrong? What should we expect when we see our world crumbling under our feet and the only hope we have is to wait for God’s timing and promise.
Dear Jim: Where can I find hope when all hell is going on around me?
Single Adults, many are going through a prolonged hell in their lives and the odds of ever finding a stable and joyful life again seem dim. My concern is that all of us not lose hope!
Do you know how many times the word ‘hope’ is mentioned in the Bible? I was surprised as I looked to some software I have for Biblical concordance. This word is spread throughout both the Old and New Testament. David’s words in the Psalms are especially meaningful. Take a look at some of David’s thoughts: