Knowing the real Jesus 3

2015-13.3 2 Timothy 2:15 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015 There’s cost to being a disciple – but not condemnation Foxes have holes, but not Me and my followers, is how Jesus challenged a hesitant hearer who wanted to come on his own terms. WHO is the real Jesus? As we explore the misconceptions of various kinds…

Back to basics: the kingdom 9

 2015-07.5 Matthew 5:21-22 Friday, February 20, 2015 Kingdom attitudes in the whole of life Millions of BBC1 EastEnders followers have been preoccupied this week with the 30th anniversary episode about who killed Lucy Beale. Thankfully physical murder is rare in real life, but the murder of reputation happens around us every day.  Matthew 5:21Jesus said: “You…

Faith comes by hearing 3

2015-04.3 Ephesians 5:25-27 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Why God speaks to us No mud or crud can resist this kind of ‘washing’. Ephesians 5:25“…cleansed … by the washing of water with the word… WE live in a world where spoken words come from all directions – the background chat show on the television, the radio,…

Fullness in Christ 2

2014-20.2 John 8:31-32, 36 Tuesday, May 27, 2014 “In Christ Jesus” – living in His truth Colin Urquhart, here seen teaching in Capernaum, has written a number of books. An early and influential title was In Christ Jesus which was the basis of the freedom teaching that we and many churches use today. John 8:31-32,…

Fullness in Christ 1

2014-21.1 Colossians 2:9-10 “…and you have been given fullness in Christ.” Monday, May 26, 2014 The platinum package The “fullness in Christ” expression is a picture of everything being included for us – no hidden extras.   WHEN WE come into the kingdom of God as new Christians, our perspective changes. Things we didn’t see…

Forceful People Break Down Strongholds 3

2014-12.3 Eph. 4:26-27; 2 Cor. 10:5 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Habitual thought patterns that bully us Off-truth thoughts can become entrenched patterns with a sin dimension, that give the enemy a legal right to use in our lives to bully us and keep us bound up Ephesians 4:26-27In your anger, do not sin. Do not…

From Repair to Renewal 2

2013-49.2 Nehemiah 6 Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Hallmarks of an enemy scheme    YESTERDAY we had a good illustration of the difference between presenting issues and root causes. We tend to grapple with the presenting stuff and gloss over what lies beneath. If we can see what lies beneath that causes the presenting issues, they…