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.
10 Feb 2019 - Notes on teaching & preaching from the previous Sunday Inspiration from Brother Gilbert God speaks through scriptures...if we take time to meditate & listen Whatever risky or difficult situation we have to encounter... ...APPLY the Sword ( Spiritual Word/ S-Word) of the Lord to it... Jeremiah 10:23-24 I know, LORD, that … Continue reading LFM – 2019 Feb 10 : Applying the S-Word. Saved but in Bondage? Fruitful & Multiplying? Sacrifice of Praise & Thanksgiving. Test of Faith.
Genesis 12 When the Lord wants to do great things with us, He may have us leave the things of the world, even the things we may love most like country, relatives and family and surrender our lives to Him. The promises to Abram : - Will be made into a great nation - Will … Continue reading Genesis 12 >>The Blessings of Abraham. Spiritual Adultery? Throwing my pearls before swine? The Lord’s Amazing Grace!
LFM -- 9 October 2016 Luke 4 = >Pillars of Spiritual Life => to be effective in ministry & spiritual life Prayer => Relationship, communication, interaction, intimacy – praise, song, dance Fasting => Ignoring flesh, focusing on spiritual -> sensitive to the Spirit ( not only food, but putting God & others before us) … Continue reading LFM – 2016 Oct 9: Spiritual Warfare => Countering the Enemy’s Strategies
LFM – 2 October 2016 Defining our mission in line with God's Vision through Jesus Christ => Luke 4:18-19 Anointed / Empowered by the Holy Spirit to: Preach Good News to the poor => Revelation of Jesus as the Son of God - Relationship Proclaim that captives will be released from sin => Revelation as … Continue reading LFM – 2016 Oct 2: Foundational Pillars for Ministry
Matthew 9:14 - 17 Fasting The disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees fast while this disciples of Jesus don't. Jesus is life! Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life ( John 14:6) Jesus came for us to have life, and life more abundantly ( John 10:10) Anything that is not Jesus … Continue reading Matthew 9:14 – 17 > New Covenant Fasting? Can I contain the New Wine?
Acts 7 We shall overcome by the Word of our testimony and the Blood of the Lamb. (Revelation 12:11) We are called to leave the land we were born into and go to the land God has prepared for us - leave the world and things of the world for spiritual things. The flesh and … Continue reading Acts 7 – Power of the Cross (LOVE)releases Mercy, Activates Grace. Overcoming bitterness, unforgiveness…
Ezra 9 Interestingly and contrary to common sense, one is most often led to repentance when they get to realize / encounter and understand the height, the depth, the with and length of God's Love for them and how nothing in the heavens and the earth can separate them from the Love of God ( … Continue reading Ezra 9: Prayer of Repentance. Amazing Grace revelation usually leads to Repentance !
Of serpents, belly and dust. Of serpents and eagles. Could they be opposites? ...they shall mount up with wings like eagles. Moving above the snake line - the altitude above which snakes cannot survive and hence do not go above ( up a mountain side). Snakes operate best on the ground, on their belly, in … Continue reading Gen 3 (PT3)- Of serpents, belly and dust!