Within the Kingdom of God, God places tests in front of us constantly, not to fail us, but to mature us.
Judas and Peter – both sinned terribly against Jesus. One of them was lost and the other restored. What made the difference?
How does partnership and mutual submission play out in relating to the apostolic?
As husbands, there are times when our wives will speak harshly to us. How can we respond in a way which honours Christ?
Peter, one of Jesus’ closest disciples, allowed his doctrine to get in the way of God moving in his life. Have you?
Each one of us will occasionally miss God’s message to us because of our misgivings regarding the messenger that God chooses to speak through.
Through our harmony, the Church has been called to display the God-head, to dispel the darkness and dispense the kingdom of God.
Doesn’t the Bible teach that the Holy Spirit has made human teachers and leaders redundant?
What should we do if we find ourselves in a church governed by a leader who has become a law unto himself?
Most of us know that we need to reflect Jesus to the world but what does that mean as we work together in team?
Why is it that the brightest minds often miss the simple truths?
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?
The Kingdom can sometimes be quite confusing. Should we expect the miraculous, or misery?
We are all well aware that we need grace to endure suffering! But do you know about that grace that comes through suffering?
This ‘sheep-fold’ analogy is such a common metaphor that when you come across it in Scripture you may not even stop to ponder – ‘Why are the righteous like sheep, and why are good leaders like good shepherds?’
The essence of femininity is “surrender”, “yieldedness” to God first and then flowing out of that to our husbands, church leaders. This is not possible outside of a change of heart.
Sometimes times of testing can reveal hidden motivations…
He is jealous for you. Don’t dilute your relationship with Him but trying to live through the revelations of others. Seek God for yourself!
Being a Christian means being a disciple of Christ. But what implications does this have for my life?
It’s tough at times trying to embody humility- finding the balance between thinking you should reject any recognition sent your way and yet not getting too big a kick out of people’s validation.
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:
When the Spirit falls, the response of the crowd is very sobering. Some are “amazed”, they are in awe and curious wonderment. Others are “perplexed”, confused and cautious, they have no reference for what God is doing and are on the very edge of offence.
Jesus was often controversial when he taught. The story from Luke’s gospel is no different, and in it we get to learn a vital lesson about the kind of person God accepts and those God rejects.
When my wife and I had been married for just 5 months, I began to comprehend why already married couples told me – “when you get married you really learn what it means to die to yourself.”