Posts made in May, 2016

It’s Time To Call! 0

It’s Time To Call!

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Today's Teaching

It’s Time To Call! TEXT: ‘Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven’ – James 5:14-15 THOUGHT: The Bible reveals various means through which a person can be healed, although all are only through the name of Jesus. One way which is largely neglected by Christians is calling for the elders to pray and anoint them with oil. The promise is that the prayer of faith will save them, and the Lord will raise them up healed and forgiven. There are 5 aspects we would do well to consider in order to see this practise prominent in the church again. Frustration Is sickness stopping you from doing what you want, especially in regard to the church? Often sickness rears up its ugly head and says, “You can’t go now”, or “You can’t do that anymore!” What is our response? Usually we try to battle through on our own. But often we sink in doubt and despair, particularly if it is something that...

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I Can’t Do All Things! 0

I Can’t Do All Things!

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? – Romans 7:24 THOUGHT: When God created man with freewill, there was always the danger of self-will and self-reliance. It’s so easy to think, “I can please myself and do what I like! Why do I need to rely on God?” After becoming a Christian when we realise we need a Saviour, it becomes all too easy to fall into the trap of trying to live the rest of our life in our own strength. Then we wonder why we come crashing down to earth when things go wrong and we end up drifting away into isolation and self-condemnation. The world is filled with self-help motivational books, dvds and  tv programmes advocating we can find the answer within if we look hard enough. Just as we could not save ourselves from the consequences of sin, so we cannot live the Christian life apart from Christ. It is time for Christians to take a reality check and cry out, “I can’t do all things” and then in faith turn to the One who can. There are several key areas in which we need to acknowledge this truth. Temptation and Sin It is much easier...

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