Why we need Malachi’s message about the covenant today

The Ten Commandments, symbolic of the covenant with Moses, are literally built into the Texas State Capitol, making a statement about the partnership between God’s purposes and ours. Mal. 2: 2-6 Why there’s always a way back to God THE idea of covenant is frequently talked about in the Bible but it isn’t a term…

HOW ‘THE FLESH’ FIGHTS THE SPIRIT

Use these four insights to beat the flesh at its own game The ‘glass half-empty’ is a common response of the flesh that blocks the perspective of the Spirit. Romans 8:3-5 NIV For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in…

The faith decision that brings a new nature

How Jesus makes us a new person – yes, new! Search and rescue helicopter: We are rescued and lifted up by Jesus – and find His perspective is different. Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will…

Born again: born from above

2015-22.13 Blue Run post Go further on Red Run. Coaching perspective on Black Run. TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015 – John 20:19-22 Growing:  A characteristic of Christians is that we are intentional about growing, spiritually. Receiving and growing in the Holy Spirit Pentecost THIS past Sunday was celebrated by millions of Christians (actually about two billion) in every tradition…

Explaining the piste map

Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria piste map showing blue runs (beginner), red runs (intermediate) and black runs (expert). You may have noticed some changes to the way I am presenting posts. Skiing With apologies for links that have not worked, let me explain what I am experimenting with. I am using skiing as a way of depicting…

The big change for us

2015-21.5 FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 – 1 Peter 1:3 Held secure: God wants a hand-in-hand ongoing relationship with us. It’s that simple. 1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus…