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HANDCRAFTED BY THE MASTER

HANDCRAFTED BY THE MASTER For it is by grace you have been saved through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do …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 →

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 →

THE GOSPEL OF MARK – “I WANT TO SEE!”

“I WANT TO SEE!” 46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – RESURRECTION PROOF

RESURRECTION PROOF “When this became known all over Joppa many put their trust in the Master. Peter stayed on a long time in Joppa as a guest of Simon the Tanner.” Acts 9:42-43 (The Message). What was it that caused the message of Jesus to touch people’s lives in wave upon wave every time a miracle happened? Was it the …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – PERSISTENCE

Molly gets ten out of ten for persistence. I take Molly for a walk every afternoon… Well, let’s be honest. Most of the time she takes me for a walk… actually, we go “drag racing”! She drags, and I race! You see, she hasn’t yet learned who is the boss and who is the dog and who is supposed to …Continue reading →

Did You Know (3)

DID YOU KNOW (3) …That miracles do not produce faith – faith produces miracles. The history of Israel alone is testimony to the fact that miracles have no effect on people to grow faith, who do not believe God. No nation in history has experienced more divine intervention than the Jews. From their illustrious ancestor, Abraham, to their miraculous conquest …Continue reading →

Faith And Perseverance

FAITH AND PERSEVERANCE If humility is the basis of our approach to God, without faith and perseverance, prayer will achieve nothing. Unlike the pagans, who “pray” to get what they want, God’s children draw near to Him because they are family, and family are held together by the bonds of love and trust. Children look to their Father because they …Continue reading →

Learning To Be A Son – Chapter Twelve – Complete In Christ

LEARNING TO BE A SON CHAPTER TWELVE COMPLETE IN CHRIST If we are truly the sons and daughters of God, how can we ever attain the high standard Jesus set for us? Take heart! God views us from His perspective as already complete in Christ. God guarantees that what He began, He will finish. What has He done? He guaranteed …Continue reading →

Learning To Be A Son – Chapter Five – Slaves or Sons?

CHAPTER FIVE Slaves or Sons? Since we have already established that the whole of humankind was intended to be the family of God and that every person is potentially a son or daughter of God, how do we move from potential to actual? The operative word is “faith”. New Testament writers like John and Paul understood what Jesus came to …Continue reading →