Today’s Teaching

Impossible! 0

Impossible!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfilment’ (Luke 1:37 AMPC) THOUGHT: In the Bible, God asks this question, ‘Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?’ (Isaiah 49:15 NLT). Unfortunately, as many have experienced, mothers do suddenly leave home, never to be seen again. God is not like that. ‘But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands’. In other words, whatever He is doing, there is always the reminder that He is doing it for us! It is impossible that God could ever forget us, for He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us.1 Today’s Teaching considers four scriptures about “Impossible”. May they lift our spirits during this pandemic and encourage us to expect greater things from the God we have put our trust in! It is Impossible for God to Lie  ‘He has given us both his promise and his oath, two things we can completely count on, for it is impossible for God to tell a lie’ (Hebrews 6:18 TLB) We can lie and most of us are very good...

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The Kingdom of God (Part 3) 0

The Kingdom of God (Part 3)

Posted by on Jul 19, 2020 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ (Matthew 6:10) THOUGHT: The Kingdom of God is revealed on earth in two ways. The Kingdom that now is – spiritually, and the one that is to come – literally. We are to pray for the latter to happen, but we live according to the spiritual principles of the Kingdom of God until then. Part 1 was about how a person has to be born again to become a citizen of the Kingdom of God and the barriers they may encounter to stop them from doing that. Part 2 focused on the priority we must give the Kingdom of God and how its power is available for evangelism and everyday living. Part 3 looks at the illustrations Jesus used to describe the Kingdom of God and how through preaching the message is spread throughout the world. 5. The Parables about the Kingdom of God Jesus taught many parables. Although Matthew’s gospel refers to “The Kingdom of Heaven”, this study will look at six scriptures that include the phrase, “The Kingdom of God”. Jesus wanted His disciples to understand each parable. ‘You are permitted to understand the secret of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables for...

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The Kingdom of God (Part 2) 1

The Kingdom of God (Part 2)

Posted by on Jul 13, 2020 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ (Matthew 6:10) THOUGHT: The Kingdom of God is revealed on earth in two ways. The Kingdom that now is – spiritually, and the one that is to come – literally. We are to pray for the latter to happen, but we live according to the spiritual principles of the Kingdom of God until that takes place. In Part 1, we studied how a person has to be born again to become a citizen of the Kingdom of God. 1 Also the many barriers that must be overcome, such as ignorance about the Kingdom of God, personal wealth, education, wrong lifestyles and having a form of religious behaviour, but not having a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Part 2 focuses on what place we give the Kingdom of God in our lives, and the power of that Kingdom in evangelism and everyday living. 3. The Position the Kingdom of God demands in our lives It should take priority – ‘Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness’ (Matthew 6:33). When the disciples were worried about meeting the needs of everyday living, Jesus said, ‘Seek first the Kingdom of God’ and everything else would be taken...

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The Kingdom of God (Part 1) 0

The Kingdom of God (Part 1)

Posted by on Jul 4, 2020 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ (Matthew 6:10) THOUGHT: The Kingdom of God is revealed on earth in two ways. The Kingdom that now is – spiritually, and the one that is to come – literally. We are to pray for the latter one to happen, but we live according to the spiritual principles of the Kingdom of God until that takes place. I am a citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but this is a kingdom which will not last forever, although it has existed since 1922. The time is fast approaching when the following scripture will be fulfilled, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever’ (Revelation 11:15). Jesus said, ‘My kingdom is not of this world’ (John 18:36). While on earth, Christians are ambassadors for Christ. 1 Just as the ambassador’s residence is a reflection of the country they represent, so Christians are to reflect Christ and the Kingdom of God. This is a subject that the New Testament has much to say about. Today’s Teaching focusses on the Kingdom of God now, the importance of being a part of...

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The Church Age

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”’ (Acts 1:7-8 NLT) THOUGHT: The Book of Daniel is full of amazing prophecies about world superpowers and the end of everyday living as we know it. In interpreting Nebuchadnezzar’s 1 and subsequently his own dreams, God showed Daniel four great world powers that would succeed each other. First was the Babylonian empire that Daniel was a part of, having been taken captive from Jerusalem. Then the Medo-Persian Empire conquered Babylon. Daniel not only survived the overthrow, but prospered and was promoted into a three man team of governors overseeing one hundred and twenty satraps who were responsible for areas of the whole kingdom. Although he was so prominent, he was persecuted because of his integrity, and spent a night in the lion’s den. God kept him safe because there was no fault in him or his work. The Grecian Empire was the next to follow, conquering the Medo-Persians in 330 BC. God showed...

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A Blessed Home (Part 2) 0

A Blessed Home (Part 2)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2020 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘The best of all firstfruits of any kind, and every sacrifice of any kind from all your sacrifices, shall be the priest’s; also you shall give to the priest the first of your ground meal, to cause a blessing to rest on your house’ (Ezekiel 44:30) THOUGHT: Part 1 focussed on giving which helps to prevent selfishness, and can turn the curse into a blessing. It challenged those who receive to become givers too. This next part shows how honouring God and giving to Him first, releases that blessing on our home. Giving to God is a step of faith – ‘the first of your ground meal’ It is really saying, “I have more than enough living on the rest!” First is an important principle with God. ‘Seek first the kingdom of God’ (Matthew 6:33). Our text says, ‘Give to the priest (God) the first’. It also says, ‘Give the best’. Tithing is giving God a tenth of what we receive as income. It is not ending the week and seeing what we have left to put in the offering. It is starting the week and giving God the tenth first. Then believing God will take care of any shortfall caused by honouring Him with our finance. God...

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