Christian Life


8 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF PEACE

8 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF PEACE Our life in the kingdom of God is very secure. However, we have an enemy who will use every weapon at his disposal to knock us off balance and derail us as we walk with Jesus in the Word. Jesus left us a legacy on the eve of …Continue reading →

7 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

7 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS God’s grace provides everything we need to “escape the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires and participate in the divine nature. ” 2 Peter 1:4 Now we begin to explore the facets of grace that we can apply in every circumstance of our daily …Continue reading →

6 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF GRACE

6 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM THE POWER OF GRACE  Lest we begin to think that we are becoming powerful in this life in God’s kingdom by applying these aspects of kingdom power, the Word reminds us of our need for God’s GRACE. We have no power in and of ourselves. We are helpless outside of our union …Continue reading →

5 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF GRATITUDE, THANKSGIVING, PRAISE AND WORSHIP

5 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF GRATITUDE, THANKSGIVING, PRAISE AND WORSHIP The life-long process of being transformed by the renewing of our minds brings about a change in our perspective and attitudes. The conviction that Jesus is in charge of our lives produces security, confidence and peace. Our hearts begin to sing instead of being …Continue reading →

4 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF REPENTANCE

4 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF REPENTANCE We ARE God’s children but we live in a fallen world. Most of us, from birth, were influenced by family, friends and the wider environment of the world to think and react like the people of the world. (Some of us were fortunate enough to have had godly …Continue reading →

3 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – WHO IS IN CHARGE?

3 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – WHO IS IN CHARGE?  Now that we have finally settled the issue of who is in charge, we have our first weapon against the devil’s lie that he is in charge – TRUTH. Our immediate response to adversity should never be, “I am under attack.” Wrong focus! Our first response should be, …Continue reading →

2 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THIS IS IT!

2 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM   THIS IS IT! Finally, my blindfold came off. I read this passage with understanding for the first time yesterday morning. Do you see it, precious people? The reason I have never understood how God’s power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead applies to me is that I failed to appreciate Jesus’s …Continue reading →

1 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – INTRODUCTION

1 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM INTRODUCTION As you read through the gospels, you will recognise that Jesus had, from His childhood (see Luke 2:48-50), a God-awareness and kingdom-awareness that enabled Him to override the influences of the ungodly world systems. He viewed every situation from the perspective of both God and the kingdom’s presence and control. He …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – GLOOMY DAYS

MOLLY AND ME – GLOOMY DAYS Molly loves cold, rainy days! Her favourite spot is on my lap under the red “blankie”, soaking up the warmth we make together. Now don’t get me wrong. Molly is a sun worshipper. Like a little reptile that can’t get moving until it has been re-energized by the sun, Molly lies stretched out on …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE SAFEST PLACE

THE SAFEST PLACE “Some of the sailors tried to jump ship. They let down the lifeboat, pretending they were going to set out more anchors from the bow. Paul saw through their guise and told the centurion and his soldiers, ‘If these sailors don’t stay with the ship, we’re all going down.’ So the soldiers cut the lines of the …Continue reading →