I have enjoyed listening to RSG (Afrikaans) radio for many years, and got to appreciate the input of senior radio producer and journalist, Suna Venter, whose body was discovered in her flat in Fairland, Johannesburg, very recently. Just thirty two, she had been diagnosed with a cardiac condition known as Stress Cardio-Myography or ‘Broken […]
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.(Rom 8)
Mutuku stretched out his hands as he suddenly rose from his desk realizing he was almost alone in the office. They had had a long meeting where he had reported on the progress of the project he had been in charge of; which was largely going on as planned. The meeting had stretched beyond the envisioned two hours as different people sought to verify the statistics he was presenting, and that is how he ended up having a late lunch. When he had come back to the office, he succumbed to the demand of a full stomach and drifted into a light nap.
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Cheryl McGrath writes beautifully about the hunger of the human soul for the Only satisfaction that is found in Christ. – Please click on the link below and partake of the feast.
Within the recesses of the human heart there is a gnawing hunger common to all humanity. Whether one is unschooled or highly educated, whether we live in the lap of luxury or in a grass hut, whether we feast at kings’ tables or scratch for roots and berries, the hunger in our souls is common […]
In case you don’t follow the blog of Milt Rodriguez, I want to share with you this brother’s latest post. This post is part of a series called “Is Christ Enough?”. I pray that we are reminded over and again, how big and all sufficient our Lord is.
For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
(1 Corinthians 1:22-25)
Here, in this passage, Paul sums up the gospel that he preached in the face of insurmountable odds and extreme opposition. It is a gospel that is so radical and so extreme that it called down unbelievable persecution upon his head everywhere he went. This persecution was not only dished out by the heathen but more so by the religious folks, namely the Jewish nation. It is a gospel that is so different and so outrageous that you can really only tag it…
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Cheryl from Bread for the Bride has written this series on the Wilderness, and she writes in the language that is only in my heart but I am unable to express. I do hope you are encouraged toward our glorious Christ through His testimony in Cheryl’s writing, as I am. Thank you Cheryl for being an available vessel crying out in the ‘wilderness’, helping to point the way to the Well of Jesus Christ that never runs dry. Christ alone is King.
The Spirit that guides, counsels, comforts and shows us things to come is a Spirit of revelation (Jn. 16:13). He is a revealer. And that which He reveals is Christ. It is always the purpose and ministry of this holy, revealer Spirit who is the very living breath of God, to reveal Christ.
There is nothing that gives God more pleasure than the revealing of the Son. Try it some time. Tell God the Father, sincerely, how beautiful His Son is and then soak in the unmitigated joy that floods you. The natural created world around us, and the heavens, are all a revelation of Christ the Son. Everything to which God has ever set His mind centers on the revelation of the Son. And among all the ways that God has found to reveal the Son, none give Him more pleasure than to reveal Him within human…
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My husband and I read this article by Jon Zens and agree with Milt that it is a very important message to the church. Please read.
Don’t Forget the Part About the Sheep & the Goats!
I am amazed when God brings across our paths, Himself revealed in the very thing He has put on our hearts to seek understanding on. This is what happened for me today, in reading this blog by stopandrpayTV that was reblogged by christylogue. Once again the body of Christ, ministering to the body of Christ, for it’s edification and being built up in our faith. Thank you Lord for my brothers and sisters who share You in such extraordinary ways. This video is something extraordinary and profound in hearing and seeing just who this God of ours is.
The great purpose of man, especially the believer in Christ, is to glorify God. “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). Essential to our ability to glorify God is the knowledge of God and knowing Him personally in view of that knowledge.
The word “glory” in the Greek New Testament is doxa which means an opinion, an estimation, or reputation in which one is held. It refers to that which should accrue to God as praise, thanksgiving, obedience, reverence, and service because of who God is and what God does (past, present, and future). In other words, giving glory to God is tied in with the knowledge of God (revelation of God), and knowing God personally (response to God).
The Lord Jesus said in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may…
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Here is a beautiful touch of the Lord’s life today, written by ‘insideagirlheart’. How wonderful it is when the Lord shows us the ‘full’ truth straight from His Spirit. It is a most exciting and liberating thing to have our old paradigms shaken, challenged, removed and replaced by the grace of God, through Jesus our Teacher. Enjoy new wonders of His grace today folks. 🙂
Verse Genesis 3:24 “After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life”.
Application Sometimes it feels like God gets tired of all my problems and prayers. When I first read this verse, I felt like it proved my feelings right. It was the complete opposite. Adam and Eves relocation was not a place of abandonment, yet a place of grace. The tree that they were not allowed to eat from was the tree of life letting them live forever. God allowed them grace to not live forever wallowing in sin and all the brokenness sin brings with them. It was God’s love that made them leave and allowed them to die. He did this so Adam and Eve could experience the resurrected life His Son, Jesus…
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I loved reading this post by Becky as shared on Cheryl McGrath’s blog ‘Bread for the Bride’, on the Kingdom of God and found it to be so encouraging in seeing who we are, Kingdom Dwellers! Thankyou Becky.
I think she’s on to something.
You don’t need to spend a lot of time reading the gospels before you realise the gap between Jesus and His listeners was gigantic. Take, for instance, the extraordinary discussion in John 6:24-66. The escalating tension almost jumps off the page and punches us in the face. How dare He tell them to eat His flesh and drink His blood! Who did He think they were, godless barbarians? And insisting He’d come from Heaven when everyone knew His parents were a local carpenter and his wife?
What on earth was this ridiculous talk of ‘feeding’ on Him? Was He mad? All they wanted was some kind of miracle…
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Hello saints! Holy and righteous ones!!!!
Well, I am all a ga-ga about you right now, about this beautiful bride of our Lord Jesus! (of which I am part!)
Well, I have the honour of doing life with a dear brother whose name is Ben Halliday. Ben has a blog site called ‘Treasuring him together’. He has just posted his first ‘video’ post on the bride of Christ, although has been blogging for a good few months now. (If I could re-blog his post here I would!)
I’ve had the pleasure of walking with this brother for approximately 2 and a half years in organic church life and have had the honour of seeing the Lord’s life explode in him, as he continues to abide in Him and trust Him in all things.
After just watching his video post on the bride of Christ, I feel compelled to encourage y’all to check it out. It’s only short so I hope you have the time to check it out – just click on this link to go right there.