It is Christmas! It is the day that so many of us around the world have marked to celebrate that Love came down to earth, to set us free from the despair in our own sinful lives. Nothing can minimize the huge blessing that was the arrival of baby Jesus, nor does the amazing significance of his death… Continue reading Does the Church need the Holy Spirit at Christmas?
Sharing our Faith When is it the right time to share our faith with unbelievers? Recently, I heard David Wilkerson preach. It was a clip from You Tube, broadcast on Revelation TV. In essence, David said, “When was the last time in church you felt the conviction of God, drawing you to repentance, drawing you… Continue reading When is it the time to witness our faith?
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14) How do you celebrate Christmas? Is Jesus at the center of it? How do you show your focus to him? It will be only days before the majority of the world celebrates the birth of a baby in a stable whose name was to be called,… Continue reading Jesus: Baby, Son of God, God
Have you often wanted to help someone who is suffering, yet have felt helpless? Have you ever wondered, ‘How can I help my friend who is in pain?’ Do you know that you have the power to help anyone who suffers? Distress is painful to experience, but it can be equally painful to observe from the sidelines the pain of a… Continue reading Prayer that bears another’s burden and leads to victory
What is prayer? Prayer is such an amazing tool and gift. Ultimately, it leads us to the throne room of God. Prayer elevates our thinking and reveals God’s perspective to us. It is the means we use to fight and win against the enemy. But until we dig, reflect, relate personally through prayer and worship,… Continue reading How to pray without ceasing
Why are there poor? Jesus said, “For you have the poor with you always…” Mark 14:7a. Did Jesus mean we are to care for them all the more? Or to recognize we can never rescue all of the poor? Or does this mean something else completely? Recently, I was reading the children’s Bible to my son and, in its simplicity, I… Continue reading Why will the Poor always be with Us?
Baptism means ‘to submerge’ so to be baptized means to be immersed in water. By definition there is no such thing as full immersion baptism as opposed to any other sort, because – at least as I see it – the word implies full immersion and nothing else. So, if baptism means ‘to be submerged’… Continue reading What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
5 Aspects of Christ: How can Jesus’ church become like Jesus? “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12) Many people say they like Jesus but not the church. The… Continue reading How can the Church become like Jesus?
‘Music has charms to soothe the savage breast.’ (William Congreve) And it can do so much more! Ready: We sing songs in church, and that’s nice. But what is worship really all about? Set: Whether singing old hymns or new tunes, worship is a serious issue. Worship is much more than singing songs at the beginning of… Continue reading Worship as a form of Spiritual Warfare
How to beat fear in 3 steps: Most of us are afraid of something aren’t we, but it isn’t an enjoyable way to live. Ready: Would you like to end fear creeping into your life forever? God’s love has already wiped it all away. Set: The Bible says ‘fear not’ 365 times… that’s once for every day of the… Continue reading No more fear
How can we avoid worrying? Isn’t it just a part of life? No, actually, with Christ it doesn’t have to be. Ready: In Christ, your identity is sure and your purpose is secure. Your living spirit has overcome worry. Whether you have a long ‘to do’ list, major surgery or a pile of unpaid bills, you can ignore those things… Continue reading Worry Free Living
How to keep the Stress Out of Life: Your spirit made alive by your faith in Jesus is a key to living a peace-filled life. Ready: We want abundant life, as peaceful and free from stress as the life Jesus led. But we don’t generally experience that, do we? Why not? And if not, how can we get… Continue reading How to have a Stress Free Life
How to Become Super Spiritually Fit Ready: How can you find and sustain intimacy with God so your mind is renewed and your spirit is toned to lead you? There is no formula to use to become more intimate with God, but it is intimacy with God that will keep you super spiritually fit. You will… Continue reading How to Be Super Spiritually Fit
“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.” (Isaiah 40:31) There are two keys in this life that I have found that help me to I walk – ultimately to soar – in spiritual… Continue reading The Two Keys to Victorious Living
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans… Continue reading The Soul and the Spirit Within
The Great Commission “Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He… Continue reading How are We Witnessing?
Everything Has Its Time To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;… Continue reading A Time to be Whole