Friday, July 10

Tag: faith

Commentary, Personal Life

That’s Ridiculous

Read below or listen to the full message here. In boxing there is a combination of 3 power punches, used especially in close confinement, where your opponent is 'getting in your face'.  It is the right cross - left hook - right cross.   Paul ends his letter to the Philippians leaving us impacted with 3 power punches to our lives.  Locked in close confinement, in prison, yet keeping a good attitude Paul has more than enough authority to speak on these topics we will touch on today! The first right cross is revolutionise your life through your attitude.  He then comes in with the left hook - be utterly transformed by what you think on.  His final punch, leaving his audience reeling with new life is the right cross of 'ridiculous faith'.  In fact all 3 naturally speaking could be perceived
Personal Life

What do you have in your basket?

...contend earnestly for the faith... Jude 3 ...building yourself up on the most holy faith... Jude 20 Jude was observing here the infiltration of people who were twisting and perverting the gospel of grace. Whilst we may not be facing this specific challenge we all face the challenge of our faith leaking away. The call to build ourselves up in faith, and to contend for our faith is essential. To illustrate this there is no more intriguing story than that of the 12 baskets left over after the feeding of the 5000.  Was this a bad miscalculation by Jesus, or part of His strategic plan? Later He does it again.  This time He feeds 4000 people with 7 large baskets of food left over. In between these 2 miracles, Jesus and the disciples are in a storm, which He has to sort out becaus
Personal Life

Your Story

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, 13even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. 14Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus. 15This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. 17All honor and glory t
Family Life, Financial Life, Health Life, Personal Life, Work Life

A Flippin’ Good Life!

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2 It is God's desire that you prosper, in every area of your everyday life. In your marriage, with your children, in your work and finances, in your health and soul, in your friendships.  John in his older years sees with perspective about what is important in life - not the achievement of goals, ambitions or the accumulation of wealth only. But a holistic life that is on an upward journey. A healthy and prospering life will always end up being fruitful, productive, and achieving of ambitions.  But put the focus the other way around and life becomes self-consuming. There are 3 things that stand in the way of us seeing our lives prosperous or desiring this for others: 1. Doubt
Personal Life

JESUS THE HEALER

When it comes to understanding the topic of healing, it is best to keep it simple.  Faith is not complicated!  If we understand Jesus is the healer, then there are only 2 important concepts to understand about Him when it comes to healing: 1. Jesus is willing - He wants to heal 2. Jesus is able - He can heal JESUS IS WILLING A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. “If you are willing (humility), you can heal me and make me clean,” he said.  Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!”  Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed. Mark 1:40-42  Jesus is willing because He has compassion. He feels what you are going through  - He is moved by what He sees. I get moved for people una