SN 4 June 2022 . The last few SN series seem to be drawing towards an interesting conclusion... ...that all the drama of life is just an opportunity for me to be drawn closer to God For example, last week ... https://livingword4life.wordpress.com/2022/06/02/sn-2022-may-28-saving-my-life-by-losing-it-by-following-jesus-sacrifice-love-the-gate-of-the-lord-fear-of-the-lord/ ... the hard or uncomfortable truth was... ... In order to save my life, … Continue reading SN 2022 June 4: Grace (accompanied) Truth! Humility b4 Grace & Honor! Confident in the love of God!
Matthew 12: 1-21 Law of the Sabbath - no work at all?? ( Exodus 35, Exodus 31:12-17, Numbers 15: 32-36). Quite explicit and harsh Kind of an impossible law to keep. How else were they to eat? The law was a school master to show us our need for a Saviour...Galatians 3:24 ...the free gift … Continue reading Matthew 12:1-21: Proclaiming Justice = Spreading the Gospel?! The Model Servant Blueprint? Mercy Trumps Sacrifice. Law fulfilled by Grace.
Acts 11 Gentiles are receiving the Word of God. Another territory of the enemy is falling into the hands of the kingdom of God from the kingdom of darkness. The enemy counterattacks using one of his favorite tools - the law that came with Moses as opposed to the new covenant of Grace and Truth … Continue reading Acts 11: The despised become the blessing! Despite evidence to the contrary, God is in control! Those who bless God’s people are blessed! Truth came with Grace. Law vs Grace
Matthew 11 Jesus Christ the Messiah - a fulfillment of the law and the prophecy of the prophets - Greater than the law and greater than the prophets. - Came with Grace and Truth. His Truth ( even the hard / harsh truth... Such as the wages of sin is death... ) is revealed to us with Grace, … Continue reading Matthew 11: A new covenant encounter with Jesus? Whose fruit do I bear? Fruit of the Kingdom?? Carrying Unnecessary Burdens?
Matthew 9:27-38 Is a demon preventing me from mentioning and glorifying the name of Jesus? Ashamed of the Gospel? Carrying my cross & following Jesus? The Power of the Cross. The Cross is the Love of God. For God so loved the World that He sent His only Son to die on the Cross … Continue reading Matthew 9:27-38 >> Ashamed of Jesus & the Gospel? Demons fear the Name of Jesus. Carrying my cross?
Matthew 9:9-13 Hey you sinner, come and follow me and be my disciple!? Jesus calls us just as we are. How else can it be if He is the one that cleanses us from our sin? Most of us may have the mistaken notion of Jesus calling those that are already clean to come to … Continue reading Matthew 9:9-13 > Effective Discipleship through Amazing Grace. Grace overcomes the sin(ner)!
Matthew 9:1-8 Paralysed man on a mat brought by his friends. Jesus saw their friends faith and first released him from the paralysis of sin [ setting the captives free ( Luke 4:18) ]. Is my walk in this life paralysed by sin? Jesus forgave the mans sin then told him to -- stand up, … Continue reading Matthew 9:1-8 > Power of – By Faith through Amazing Grace. Released from the paralysis of sin.
Matthew 5 The Christian Attitude.... Living a life full of blessings... T&C Apply What should the Attitude of a Christian Be to ensure that they live a life full of God's Blessings? How much of it do I reflect? Positive / Godly / Jesus Attitude >>> Greater Altitude... Closer to God. And Jesus began to … Continue reading Matthew 5: Want Blessings! T&C Apply! The Christian Attitude that determines Altitude?
Acts 10 Cornelius, a Roman officer: - Was a devout, God fearing unbeliever in Jesus Christ , him and his household. - Gave generously to the poor, Jewish people (Amp) - Prayed regularly to God All those who seek the Lord earnestly will be found by Him and He will reveal Himself to them. Fear … Continue reading Acts 10 >> God has the Final & Only Word that matters over my Life. Amazing Grace.
Acts 9:1-31 And you shall know them by their fruits (Matthew 7:16 ). The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy, Jesus came that we may have life and life more abundantly ( John 10:10 ) What vine am I attached to? The vine of the devil that yields fruits of death and destruction.... Or … Continue reading Acts 9:1-31 >> My Damascus Road! Is my mission in line with God’s Vision? Lessons in Ministry Callings.