Part 3. Transformation occurs in all of us. Sometimes it’s an immediate and overnight change, and at other times it’s much more gradual.
Deliverance: part 1. One of the Kingdom signs is that when Jesus comes, and sets up reign in our hearts, he brings freedom and deliverance. Both freedom of sin and freedom from the fear of death.
Joy: part 2. Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian. We are called to a life of joy and happiness. The Bible talks about eternal pleasures and everlasting happiness. We will all experience sorrow; but being a glum, miserable person is not the way Christians are meant to be.
Joy: part 1. A sign of God’s kingdom coming on earth is joy. Jesus was full of joy and brought joy to people wherever he went. This week we walk with Jesus in Luke’s gospel and watch as he engages with the good, the bad and the ugly of his society. Discover how Jesus brought … Continue reading “Jesus the merrymaker”
Jacob may not have been as unrighteous a swindler as we’ve often thought. The birthright was his by the fact God chose him and yet his Dad favoured the stronger and more naturally impressive older brother. We, like Isaac, often judge according to the flesh and yet God’s choice is in fact his best ‘trick’. … Continue reading “The Choice and the Trick”
Looking at the subjects of courage and character through the life of Jonathan.
How do we respond when we face tough situations, when we’re out of our depth and there’s nothing we can do? We see David face these situations and we see that he “strengthened himself in the Lord his God”.
Looking at the story of Hannah we discover three main points: when tragedy comes, we need to trust God; when we make promises to God, we need to honour them; and He is the life-changer, the role-reversersal.
Part four of our Heart of Celebration series.