Christian Life


MOLLY AND ME – CO-OPERATION

MOLLY AND ME – CO-OPERATION Molly is now 4 years old, an adult dog with the settled characteristics of her breed, good and bad. I bought her as a tiny puppy with the whole package of a dachshund, including inquisitiveness, stubbornness and self-will! I have discovered, in the four years that she has been my little companion that, though I am …Continue reading →

26 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM –THE POWER OF THE WORD

26 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM –THE POWER OF THE WORD It is fitting that we should conclude our studies on the powers of the kingdom, at least for a while, with a closer look at what the Bible has to say about itself. After all, if this book is not authentic, then everything we believe and live …Continue reading →

25 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF OUR INHERITANCE

25 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF OUR INHERITANCE As God’s Son, Jesus is the heir to the Father’s entire estate, the universe and everything in it. “And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created …Continue reading →

24 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF MEDITATION

24 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF MEDITATION What is meditation? Meditation is like chewing the cud. Animals that chew the cud are called “ruminants” because they regurgitate and rechew their food to get the most nourishment out of it. One meaning of “to ruminate”, therefore, means “to think deeply about…”, to do with our thoughts …Continue reading →

23 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF THE NEW COVENANT- PART 2

23 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF THE NEW COVENANT- PART 2 We have spoken about the New Covenant as God’s promise to do for His people what the Old Covenant could never do. We have looked at the purpose of the Old Covenant, to prepare His people for the coming of the Messiah who would …Continue reading →

22 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF THE NEW COVENANT- PART ONE

22 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF THE NEW COVENANT- PART ONE In this study, I make a distinction between the Old and New Covenants and the Old and New Testaments. “Covenants” refer to the legally binding agreements God made with His people. Although “covenant” and “testament” mean essentially the same thing, “testament” usually refers to …Continue reading →

A SHORT NOTE ON ROMANS 10

A SHORT NOTE ON ROMANS 10 In my notes on prayer, I said that Paul did not pray for unbelievers to be saved, nor did he encourage his readers to pray for unbelievers, not even their own family members. However, he did pray for his own unbelieving people. “Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer …Continue reading →

21 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF PRAYER

21 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF PRAYER Now this is a huge subject! So many streams of thought, but in this context, let’s look at prayer as it contributes to learning to live with God as our Father and in the love and harmony of God’s family in the environment of a hostile world. Remember, we …Continue reading →

20 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM -THE POWER OF UNITY

20 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF UNITY “Unity” is another major theme in the Bible but, unfortunately, misunderstood by many who corrupt God’s word through their misunderstanding. We must never confuse unity with uniformity. The Bible uses the Hebrew word for unity, “echad”, often translated, “one” which, in context, can only mean “one” in the …Continue reading →

19 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF LIGHT

19 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF LIGHT Light, and its counterpart, darkness, is one of the major themes of Scripture. John declared: “This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.” 1 John 1:5 NLT God is the source of …Continue reading →