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Not Lazarus >>> but Zacchaeus 🙂 —
Proverbs 18:8, Matthew Henry Commentary 1708-1710 Tale-bearers are those who secretly carry stories from house to house, which perhaps have some truth in them, but are secrets not fit to be told, or are basely misrepresented, and false colours put upon them, and are all told with design to blast men’s reputation, to break their…
The first miracle of Jesus – turning water to wine at the wedding in Cana. What was His purpose? Who are we in this story? (Jo 2:1-11)
The Enemy would always wish to “talk into” the faith of the believer. Jesus Christ is the same, Who he was on the cross, and He is not about to change, Why would we then?
When you can keep running the race despite all the reasons in the world to quit it, it is greater grace. When you stay on course, God can give you a new meaning to all things, and show stuff, you didn’t even know existed.
(Eph 2:1-7, 1Cor 13:4-8)
It is possible to think of abundance by someone having a lot of money or cars and everything goes well in their lives. But the abundant life Jesus was speaking about has nothing to do with this world or our circumstances. Do not be satisfied with the manna!
(Jn 10:10b; Deut 8:2-3)
What does define spirituality? Who is spiritual? What do we know about the commandments?
(Gal 5.; 1Cor 12:31; Jn 13:34-35)
If you don’t have enough problems then you won’t think you are too small. But if you have a difficulty that makes you question everything: yourself, God, your abilities, your intelligence. We try to avoid trouble though that is a gift for us. It’s necessary. We pray so that God would take it away. But He says: I would like you to rejoice when you are in trouble. Why though?
(Psa 23:5; 2Cor 12:7a, 4:7-12)
The consequence of the fall is shame, guilt and fear. What do these mean? How do they have an influence on man’s life? As a believer you can accomplish and do anything in your life but you cannot quiet down these three things. Only Jesus is able for that and He has already done it. You only need to hear, and hear it well as He speaks because as Christians we can misunderstand His voice.
This discussion was held in connection with the message The Family of God.
(September 28, 2016, Wednesday)
First let’s try to define the word regret. I want to have conversations not only preaching. How could we define the word regret?
– When I look at my past and I say: „I missed something. I made a mistake. This could have been better.”
So regret has something to do with the past or loss or at least with the sense of loss…
The believer is complete in Christ, as Christ is accepted before God the Father. Our relationships in the Body of Christ are built on that. (Phil 1:17-18) Death has been overcome. That, which Christ accomplished on the cross has nothing to add to it, and may not be taken away from. He promised and gave…
When you get saved, it is easy to be excited. All is new, a fresh story starts. Then it may get worn, rusty, and the excitement quiets down. Why? Because this new life would have needed feeding. How? We find the way for that in the church. (Acts 2:42, 9:36-39, 2Jo 1:8, Eph 2:10, 4:1)
Do not let miracles draw your attention away from Jesus. Miracles are circumstantial, while the key is Jesus. Trials may stop our progress, yet they are the key to growing in integrity. The key is Jesus, even in the trials. To shed all that is unnecessary – will there be anything worth adhering to? What…
“God could not love you more than right now.” is a quote from a Christian writer. So many people struggle with guilt in this world. Perhaps nothing as serious as murder, but there is a sin that cannot be remedied, and guilt keeps reminding…
Differences are well-visible to all, tensions we notice. How do we deal with the conflicts? Do we just talk it to death? An exciting story only? The Word of God points to unity. Whose side are you on? What do we actually do? Do not miss the opportunity to care! (Isa 65:22, Pro 22:2, Gal…
The world never teaches ministry, but what we carry of the world will remove us from ministry. Christ came to save us, to serve us. He gave an amazing pattern: the greater serves. How could our humble God encourage pride? Giving your life – there is no way to do that in part. (Pro 16:18,…