Posts made in March, 2019

Don’t lose heart! 1

Don’t lose heart!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart’ – Luke 18:1 AMP THOUGHT: ‘When the Son of Man comes will He really find faith on the earth?’ – Lk 18:8. Jesus is looking for faith. The Centurion had it and Jesus commended him, ‘Assuredly I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel’ – Matthew 8:10. We often start off with high hopes, especially when we discover a verse in the Bible that appears to be the answer to what we are looking for. Then, when prayer is not answered immediately, doubts and discouragement creep in and before long we have given up any expectation of divine intervention. Jesus taught this parable about the widow’s fight for justice to inspire us to keep praying and not to lose heart. What can we learn from the widow’s actions? Read Luke 18:1-8. She was in a bad situation with no one else around to help her She could not afford a lawyer or legal representative. She was destitute, devastated by death and perhaps deserted by family. Her late husband’s relatives may well have claimed the marital...

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True Christianity 1

True Christianity

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ’ – 1 John 1:3. THOUGHT: If you are looking for a perfect church you are unlikely to find one, but if you did, do not join it. The moment you do, that perfection is destroyed because you are not perfect! A perfect church on earth is a myth because it is made up of imperfect people. The church Jesus is building is without spot, wrinkle or blemish. Scrutinise it carefully but you will not be able to find any defects on, in or under the surface. 1 John 1:1-3 reveals a wonderful revelation as to what Christianity really is. The Person – ‘The Word of Life’ I often remind people to whom I am witnessing, “You will notice that I have hardly mentioned my church or denomination but have talked to you about a person – Jesus Christ”. When Philip left Jerusalem to evangelise Samaria, the Bible says, ‘He went and preached Christ to them’ – Acts 8:5. We do not trust in our works to save ourselves, but in another person’s work – The Lord Jesus...

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