October, 2020


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 →

18 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION

18 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION Just as God’s grace underpins everything He does for us and in us to enable us to overcome the world, so Jesus’ resurrection is the reason and the power to overcome. Paul said that, without Jesus’ resurrection, we have no hope and are still dead in our …Continue reading →

17 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF SUFFERING

17 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF SUFFERING This is a strange topic to include in this series! How can we use suffering to overcome the world? The more I think about it, the more I realise that the Bible has much to teach us about suffering and how we can turn suffering to our advantage …Continue reading →

16 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF OBEDIENCE

16 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF OBEDIENCE Like contentment, obedience should play a major role in the process of transforming us into the image of Jesus. There are many examples in Scripture of obedience and disobedience and the consequences that followed the choices people made. Apart from Jesus, two examples stand out for me. Saul, …Continue reading →

15 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF CONTENTMENT

15 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF CONTENTMENT Perhaps this topic should have been included in our study on generosity. At least, it is a part of generosity, but I think it needs separate treatment so, here goes! Much of what Paul wrote in his letters flowed from years of personal experience. His life as a …Continue reading →

14 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF GENEROSITY

14 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF GENEROSITY We’ve already done a whole study on the kingdom power of righteousness, zeroing in on the protection Jesus’s righteousness gives us against the devil’s wiles. Now we will go into more detail about our response to our standing in righteousness – generosity. The Old Testament has much to …Continue reading →

13 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF WISDOM

13 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF WISDOM WISDOM ACCORDING TO THE OLD COVENANT The next topic we will explore is the kingdom power of wisdom which is an intricate study with many facets. From the beginning, God wanted a family of sons and daughters who would live together with Him in love and harmony in …Continue reading →

12 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF DECLARATION

12 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF DECLARATION A few weeks ago, I listened to a message by Ken Legg entitled “Drawing water from the Wells of salvation”. He used the story of Jesus’s conversation with the woman at the well to illustrate another of the powers of the kingdom that God has put at …Continue reading →

11 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

11 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS “How can righteousness be a power?” you may ask. Righteousness is both a powerful motivation to do the right thing and a shield against the accusation and condemnation the devil uses to muddy our fellowship with God. We have already considered righteousness as our permanent standing with God …Continue reading →

10 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL

10 – ENGAGING THE POWERS OF THE KINGDOM – THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first …Continue reading →