Posts for tag #relationship
Technology created the loneliest generation of the history. Christ is calling you to the inner room. Because only the fellowship with God can give us our greatest need which is to get along with ourselves and with others.
(Mt 6:5-6; Heb 4:16)
We are called to live our lives in by faith. What is faith? What is saving faith? Why is faith important? It has a scary part too – what should we be careful with? And in the Bible there are many things that we can apply in the mutual faith by each other’s faith.
(Psa 46:10; Rom 1:12; 2Cor 7:13; Phili 4:8; Heb 3:2, 10:38-39, 11:1-6)
It’s interesting that in the Western world where there is internet and smart phones everywhere – and we see this happening in the world – that people become lonelier and lonelier. The reason of this is that they have less and less living connection with people. The internet gives you the sense of connection, you feel like connected but actually there is no connection there. Because real connection happens face to face, between person to person, in the other’s personal presence. Where do you start?
(Jn 15:1-9; Mat 6:5-8, 14:23; 1 Cor 12:27)
There is a river that is unseen but it can be found. It is not only able to turn your attention away from the circumstances but also able to save your spiritual life.
We love those stories with happy endings in our lives when we know that I had nothing to do with it. But we know well: Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. What was Paul’s prayer that was so important for the Holy Spirit? Could it be our prayer as well?
(Luk 5:12-13; Phili 1:8-11)
We have a new heart and a new life. This new life is lived by faith. Wherever you step God will win there.
The natural family and the family of God – What characterizes this? What makes it a family in one case and what makes it family in the other case? Why is the new family important in the new life?
(Eph 3:15-19, Rev 21:1,3, 1Thess 5:1)
2 types of relationship – one’s foundation is merit and the other’s is grace. One of them creates lists, the other one gives according to the needs. If the first one came into your life fight against it because it takes you out of your walk with God. You can build the other one but how? Then protect it and guard it!
(Luke 18:11-12, Phil 3:5-6, 1Sam 18:1-4, 1Cor 12:31, Heb 11:13a)
Jesus is indivisible, in Him there is unity. In Him there is a joining, a connecting. What do we find in Him? (Jo 1:14, 13:13, 15:15, 20:26-28, Ro 16:26, Gal 3:28, Lk 19:10)
I did not choose this theme for effects’ sake, but because it has really been on my heart of late. I also think that thinkers had been concerned about this a lot over all of history. This is a huge battle for us – philosopers, would-be-philosophers, charlatans, warlords, politicians… all kinds of people have tried…
Let us have a relationship among us that listens to no negativity about each other, that doesn’t think of the other based on preconceptions. To understand and love the Gospel. We walk in Him together and are formed to the image of Christ. We desire the wisdom from above. (1Cor 2:1-5, Jas 3:17)
The disciple is not someone who desires to write good tests. Studying is part of it, but not all. The disciple is someone who desires to grow. What sets apart a dud, a fireworks, and an ICBM Christian? Ex 4:10, 33:11, Josh 11:15, 1Sam 17:38-39, Pro 17:27, Lk 9:57-62, 18:23, 22:33, Mt 10:24-25,42, Jo 13:34-35,…
Biblical images about Christianity – when God stretches the borders of our concepts and ideas. What is your concept of your value? Of others’? Will you allow God to pop the “balloons” in your life? (Ro 11:33, 1Jo 2:2, Mt 13:44, 15:22-23, Jo 3:16-17, Acts 8:3, 9:1, 26:9-11)
You have the capacity to be thankful and also to be unthankful, Gratefulness – as you give thanks to God – is an encoouragement to yourself, to others, and forms your personality as well. (Col 3:15, 1Thes 5:18, 2Sa 2:26a) Upward cause, inward cause, outward cause – the three chairs. Spiders of God filling all…
What truly matter in our lives? In the story of Esther we see that she has found grace again and again before people, because she has found grace with God. Who does He delight in? (Es 2:8-9, 7:2-3, Psa 1:2, 37:4,23, Jer 9:24, Pro 10:22)
Such a great temptation on us to give up, because when you truly see God, the distance to Him seems insurmountable. In pretending you have no sin you mess up your own self. If you have no fellowship, if no one else fits in your heart, it is time to give up – to Him!…
When God moves you, you need to go. (Jer 29:11, Isa 55:8-9) Our relationship with Jesus is a precious one, yet how easily we slip. Our hearts are ready, but sometimes we get tired, sleep in. It is easy for us to miss the main thing. We have an enemy who deceitfully calms us, and…
This discussion was held in connection with the message When It’s Evidently Over (Easter III) on March 27, 2016, Sunday.
See what the Lord has done for us! He does not only take us back to the garden of Eden, not just returning to innocence, but wants to bring us on. Already this is real in our lives. Look up and see what Christ has given us! (Gen 3:22-24, Eph 1:18-21, 2:4-6) Many in the…
Jesus, his life, and all that surrounded Him just doesn’t connect. Except if…
A negative attitude, criticism is popular in our world, yet we’ve been made for appreciating beauty. We need, our soul needs thanksgiving. Question is, what will you look at, what you will fill your heart with? We are learning to give thanks. (Acts 27:33b-35, Phil 4:12, Mt 26:26-28)