Key Scriptures: Hebrews 9:11-14; Matthew 3:2, 4:17; Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 7:8-12; Isaiah 64:6 & James 2:17-20. A dead work is simply anything that I do to try and justify myself before God. Dead denotes no life at all and consequently dead works have no power to bring us into fellowship with God or to […]
Key Scriptures: Malachi 1-4; Deuteronomy 7:7-8, Jeremiah 31:3-4; Ecclesiastes 5:1-7; Mark 12:30; 1 Corinthians 15:20 & Isaiah 4:1. When the Israelites came to offer sacrifice, it was in fact an act of worship unto the Lord and there were only two things required of them : whatsoever they offered it had to be the first […]
Key Scriptures: Colossians 3:23-24; Romans 12:1; John 4:23-24; Isaiah 1:11-14; Amos 5:21-23; Ezekiel 33:31-32 & Malachi 1. In the scriptures we are called to do everything as unto the Lord and to do it heartily ie. with all our heart. In addition we are all called to ‘present our bodies a living sacrifice’ to the […]
Key Scriptures: Proverbs 6:16-19, 18:6-8, 24:30-34; Ephesians 4:29; Hebrews 4:12; John 8:44; Matthew 5:37 & James 3:15 & 17. While we know of a truth that God loves because He is love, it is also true that there are things that God hates because He is pure, holy, righteous and just, and there are seven […]
Key Scriptures: 2 Peter 1:8-11; Matthew 3:17, 17:5; Romans 5:5; Ephesians 1:4-6; 1 John 3:18, 4:18; 2 Corinthians 5:8-9 & Philippians 2:12. God does not want us to have a wishy-washy faith and desires that we continually evaluate our Christian walk/relationship with him in accordance with His Word, in order that we can live our […]
Key Scriptures: 2 Peter 5-6; 2 Peter 3:18; Matthew 6:33-34 & 24:4. Knowledge in this context means full discernment (of God) and it is vital therefore, that we as believers continue to grow in the knowledge of our saviour Jesus Christ, and this simply means that we must become more like Him every day, in […]
Key Scriptures: 2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51; Luke 8:14; 1 Peter 5:5-6; John 2:13-17 & 2 Corinthians 7: 10-11. Although we might have a desire to fulfill the plans and purposes of God, all too often we allow the issue of pride to creep into our lives and this, together with ‘the cares, riches and […]
Key Scriptures: Nehemiah 2:18, 4:6, 6:3 & 8:1-8; Haggai 1:8; Jeremiah 6:16-17; Psalm 42:1 & John 17. After Jesus rose from the dead, not only was He given a name that is above every other name but He was given a position of authority as the Head of the Church (the Body of Christ). His sole […]
Key Scriptures: Matthew 16:18; Psalm 127:1 & Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:3, 12-16 & 5:22-33; 1 Corinthians 3:9 & Haggai 1:1-4. After Jesus rose from the dead, not only was He given a name that is above every other name but He was given a position of authority as the Head of the Church (the Body of […]
Key Scriptures: Genesis 6:22, 12:1-4, 22:1-12; Luke 18:8; Galatians 2:20; James 2:17; Hebrews 4:2 & Romans 15:1-3. We see throughout scripture that faith and obedience go hand in hand and all the ‘heroes of the faith’ were obedient to the will of God and not their own. The challenge to us as believers is are […]
Testimony of Jason Swart and ministry from Ray Christison.
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 11:5-6; Matthew 3:17, 17:5; John 8:28-29; Colossians 1:10; Romans 8:8 & 1 John 3:22. It tells us in the scriptures that Enoch walked with God and God translated him, for he had this testimony, that he pleased God. The Lord Jesus only did that which was pleasing to His Father in heaven and […]
Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 3:10-15; 2 John 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 & Philippians 3:13-14. Without a clear goal and purpose, discipline is nothing but self punishment and we must therefore continue to run, always looking unto Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. It is vitally important that we both identify and […]
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 12:1; Matthew 16:13-18, 25:14-30; Acts 2:42 & Genesis 42-46. We cannot effectively run this race, if we are constantly weighed down and encumbered with sins/burdens that distract us from accomplishing that which God has already ordained for each and every one of us.
Key Scriptures: Colossians 1:9-12; Matthew 3:17 & 17:5; Hebrews 11:5; John 4:34; Hebrews 10:7; Ephesians 3:20 and Luke 17:11-19. All too often we as believers are seeking God’s blessing and rubber stamp of approval in our lives, when all we really should be doing is allowing the Lord to live in and through us. We need to […]