Joy, part 11. All work, unless it’s immoral, is part of God’s Kingdom mission. We are gathered to worship in church on Sundays, and scattered to worship through work on Mondays.
Part 10. Why did Jesus come? To “seek and to save the lost”. He came to reach the broken, the fallen, the despised, the guilty, the ashamed. He came to reach you and me.
Part 3. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego found themselves in a culture with a different value system and beliefs. They were allowed to worship their own God, as long as they also bowed down and worshiped the golden image. We find … Continue reading “In the Furnace: Culture & Courage”
Part 8. Looking at the ninth commandment: we’re not to speak badly or to lie. Sounds easy in itself, but we speak up to 20,000 words a day, but only around 700 have any real value. And we’re increasingly living … Continue reading “Do Not Bear False Witness”
Part 10. We can be legally declared free and yet still live a life of slavery. If we don’t enter into our freedom, it’s like Christ died for nothing.
Peace: part 1. How did Jesus bring and demonstrate the peace of God? Without Him we can be torn up by anxiety, fear and stress.
The Holy Spirit helps us on mission. God wants to use ordinary people like us — he’s looking for people who are open to him, listening to his voice and walking in obedience.
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”.
Part 7 of our Essence teaching series.