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Contending With Our Culture – A Message of Hope

The Prophet Jeremiah knew what it was like to be opposed in his own country. He lamented his frustration with Israel when he said I am ‘a man with whom the whole land strives and contends’ (Jere. 15:10).  Jeremiah spoke forth warnings and declarations of what would happen if the Hebrew people did not return to God. Israel’s response to Jeremiah’s ministry was annoyance and rejection. They had so mixed their faith and identity with the surrounding cultures and religions…

Worshipping In Truth

   I continue this week on the theme of worshipping God under the New Covenant.  Jesus said there was time coming when we would ‘worship in spirit and truth’.  To worship Him in truth speaks to the fundamental truths of the new covenant position we have by faith in Jesus. Jesus said ‘I am the way’. These truths ‘make a way’ to enter into the holy of holies; to approach the throne of grace. First, to worship Him ‘in truth’…

What Do You Believe?

“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart”, that is the word of faith we are proclaiming. That if you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Rom. 10:8-10  Paul wrote these words to…

Testimony – Validating the Truth of the Kingdom of God

Jesus said in John 5:33 ‘You have sent to John and he has testified to the Truth. Jesus is saying here that the Pharisees sent people to listen to John who had testified to the Truth about Jesus.  I have written in my previous posts that there are 3 attributes of a Kingdom testimony.  It is (1) personally witnessed or experienced, (2) declared openly, and (3) validates a Truth of the Kingdom of God.  Now I will speak to the…

The Benefits of Testimony

“We have lives filled with testimony that ONLY we have lived, only we have experienced. “ The man (John) who saw it has given testimony and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you may believe. (John 19:35) God instituted the concept of testimony to help validate the Truths of His kingdom. Testimony of God’s kingdom working in our life has power to move others to believe in the kingdom ruled…

Gathering the Extreme Hearts

‘He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters (Luke 11:23).   Jesus’ words etched an image of stark contrast for those who had ears to hear.  Jesus never played down or softened the distinction between His kingdom and that of the world. He never nuanced His words to make everyone ‘feel good’. He used extreme language to draw extreme contrasts to illicit clear choices for, or against, Him and His kingdom.…