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 →


IN THIS FOR GOOD  “So they left the mountain called Olives and returned to Jerusalem. It was a little over a half a mile. They went to the upper room they had been using as a meeting place: Peter, James, John, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James, son of Alpheus, Simon the Zealot, Judas, son of James. “They agreed they …Continue reading →

New Covenant Prayer – The Foundation

NEW COVENANT PRAYER – THE FOUNDATION Prayer is a common activity in all religions. In fact, religion is a felt need because human beings are incomplete within themselves and need a higher power upon which to depend in their weakness and to supply their needs. Since people are essentially at enmity with God and refuse either to acknowledge His existence …Continue reading →

What is man?

Dear Family If we truly take a good, long, honest look at ourselves as the human race, it takes very little effort or imagination to realize that we are indeed a motley bunch of creatures. We have enormous capacities to injure one another, to hate, to deceive, to trample on and to do just about anything else which, if left …Continue reading →

Learning To Be A Son – Chapter Eleven – The Father’s Business

LEARNING TO BE A SON CHAPTER ELEVEN THE FATHER’S BUSINESS At the age of twelve, Jesus already knew that He was about the Father. His sojourn in the temple after His parents had set off home, had left the religious sages amazed at His understanding and His questions. From the beginning of time, God was writing His story, and regardless …Continue reading →

Pray For Us

PRAY FOR US Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven. Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ for which I am in …Continue reading →

One In The Bond Of Love

ONE IN THE BOND OF LOVE “It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for you with the affection of Christ …Continue reading →

Another Lesson Learned

ANOTHER LESSON LEARNED “When they came down off the mountain the next day, a big crowd was there to meet them. A man called from out of the crowd, ‘Please, please, Teacher, take a look at my son. He’s my only child. Suddenly he’s screaming, thrown into convulsions, his mouth foaming. And then it beats him black-and-blue before it leaves. …Continue reading →

Prayer: Lesson 7 – Problems With Prayer

LESSON 7 PROBLEMS WITH PRAYER INTRODUCTION Prayer has many facets to it. Both the Old and the New Testaments are full of examples of people’s prayers. Unfortunately the Bible is not a manual for prayer. We have to glean our understanding from people’s experiences and God’s responses. It is easy to misunderstand prayer because, as human beings, we do not …Continue reading →

Prayer – Lesson 3: The Environment Of Prayer – God’s Presence

LESSON THREE THE ENVIRONMENT OF PRAYER – GOD’S PRESENCE INTRODUCTION Part of our concept of prayer is to get God to come into our realm and our situation and do something to change it or help us. This is not Biblical prayer. Prayer is not about bringing God to where we are. Prayer is about changing our awareness from ourself-absorbed …Continue reading →