Any crisis brings about testing as circumstances give us choices between light or darkness, living by the Spirit or living by the sinful nature. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, Isaiah 60:2 As Coronavirus unfolds our choices become apparent. The darkness lurking within our culture will be exposed. … More Arise shine
Coronavirus has brought fear into the open – fear of death, fear for fragile family members, fear of running out of food and supplies, fear of economic hardship, … Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, Isaiah 60:2 The response to Coronavirus is a spreading darkness; dark because fear supresses … More Arise above fear
Jesus was born and lived. What was the purpose? He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1 The Father announces Jesus as the one through whom he will act. That work continues through us as we live by His … More Jesus came to model life
Jesus multiplies what we do in faith, inspired by spirit and word. … More Multiplying Impact
Sometimes we are taken out of our comfort zone, It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water. John4:7 Collecting water at midday would leave one exhausted and perspiring. Later we hear she has had a string of failed relationships. Maybe she was avoiding those who despised her. Jesus, tired as he … More To Unsafe Places
Having the mindset of an observer will lead me to fail when I am asked to step up and participate. Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard … More Observer Mindset
When Peter went to his trial, he was taken unawares. Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, …. Peter followed him at a distance, … He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. Matthew 26:57-58 Peter went “to see the outcome”, to observe, not participate. When … More Mindset when tested
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What is the difference between a Christian and someone who has yet to receive Jesus? The difference can be seen through what empowers their life: ‘Life’ or ‘death’. Our lives are an arena where these two sources compete to rule and bear fruit in our lives. … when we were in the realm of the … More What makes a Christian?
How do we relate with those who have hurt us? Most focus on the person and the offence. What happens when we bring in Jesus’ perspective. Paul wrote a letter to Philemon, whose slave had run away to Paul and through Paul had come to faith. He sends the slave back with an appeal to … More Brothers who hurt us