Is there any greater encouragement to pray than in the words of Luke 11:1-13? Here we find not only a pattern for prayer but also the huge encouragement of the Lord Jesus himself to: ask and you will receive, seek and you will find and knock and the door will be opened to you. This
Christians are promised that in the world to come ‘they will reign for ever and ever’ (Revelation 21:5). We will reign under Christ and with Christ. Reign over what? Over creation, as humans were always made and meant to (Genesis 1:26), but there is also the possibility we will reign over cities as a reward:
God is the family God, three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the first family, the original family; every other family derives from this family, the divine family. We are invited into this family by the Father through ‘the door’ who is the Son (Jesus) and by the new-life power of the Holy
Ecclesiastes in the middle of the Bible yearns for purpose, rest and hope – all of which can be found in Jesus – Romans 8:28, Matthew 11:28, 1 Peter 1:3.
Can we persuade you to consider making a habit of getting to church on Sunday morning in good time? In good time not just on time, perhaps at least 10 minutes before the service starts. The benefits of getting to church in good time: · It is less stressful (than last minute or late) ·
Here’s a rap that’s rich in truth and evidence… Jesus is Alive (Shai Linne)
The will of God is what he wants from us, how he wants us to live… To find the will of God, look first and foremost in the word of God. The word of God (the Bible) often tells us very clearly what God’s will is… Check out, for example 1 Thessalonians 4:3 and 5:16-18.
Jesus in Gethsemane (Mark 14:36): cast himself on the love & omnipotence of God; confided in God the desires of his heart; committed himself to the will of God
The word ‘trinity’ is not in the Bible but the idea is all over the New Testament. Open the NT at almost any page and you will see Father, Son and Holy Spirit working together in perfect teamwork for salvation and the good of his people. Romans 8 is a particularly rich experience of this
The image of God, the reflection of God, is seen in rule (Gen 1, Ps 8), relationship (Gen 1) and righteousness (Col 3:10). Animals do not have these roles in the same way as humans.