If I could go back in time to the day we were asked to plant a new Joshua Generation Church congregation, my response now would be the same…and yet very different.
Judas and Peter – both sinned terribly against Jesus. One of them was lost and the other restored. What made the difference?
I didn’t know who had shot me so I was fearful of them coming back for me and trying to kill me again. I was hooked on cocaine and heroin and all the things that go along with that lifestyle.
As husbands, there are times when our wives will speak harshly to us. How can we respond in a way which honours Christ?
As believers we will often find ourselves feeling exposed and vulnerable. How can we remain consistent and temperate through the worst of times?
“It’s not religion – it’s relationship.” What do we mean by this popular phrase, and is it true?
Melissa’s story is a powerful reminder to us all of the frailty of earthly ambitions, the dangers and empty pleasures of ‘all this world holds dear’ and the incredible trustworthy and ‘tested’ love of the Father.
The responsibility to “contend for the faith” is given to every generation and we are no exception.
Thankfully I had also heard Andrew Selley’s words to the church “fill a gap wherever there is a gap in the church, if it is something you like to do or not”.
It’s not just ‘what’ we do that counts, it’s ‘why’ we do it.
Our response to this new adventure was “Yes Lord!” We’ll do whatever it is you ask of us. Our hearts were fired up, full of faith because Jesus was walking with us and showing us the next step.
The Holy Spirit enabled me to face the test head on. God added a huge dose of humility and ‘log out of my eye’ perspective to my viewpoint and the strangest thing happened.
My journey with Jesus is causing me to recognise more and more that my idea of success and God’s own ideas on the subject often differ radically.
What lies have I believed about the Father and how has this thinking shaped my life?
Many modern teachers tell us that to fear God means that we are in awe of Him. Is this true?
Should we be praying to “Yeshua” as Gentile believers? Are there deeper mysteries to be discovered in the original Hebrew text?
A symptom of the ‘Self-Improvement Gospel’ – When you see other Christians struggling, you sometimes think: “they are not committed; they must get their act together; they must be devoted.”
With the students we work with, we have seen how the Holy Spirit has done a significant work in their lives.. This has really brought a heightened sense of the significance of the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives. Here are some of the things that stood out for me regarding the work of the Spirit this year:
Understanding the times and what God intends to do in us across our Four12 partners this year has filled me with an inexpressible joy!