Isaiah 58 Dishonest fast To please self Still oppressing workers - no compassion Still fighting and quarreling - no love for neighbor Engaging in accusations, gossip & slander Doing religious motions of penance - hypocrisy Looking holy on the outside - pride & arrogance, hypocrisy Proper fast Showing love & compassion to others .... freeing those … Continue reading ZOE – SW – L10: Fasting – Isaiah 58
Notes from Sunday, March 3 Pastor David - Feeling unwell, unable to preach & wanting to go home But when he purposed to go through with the program for the day, it went on as usual without him remembering the pain. A lesson on the grace (neema / empowerment) of God It has nothing to do … Continue reading LFM – 2019 March 10: Grace. Spiritual Gifts. Bitterness. Touch not the Lord’s Anointed. Humility towards difficult authority!
LFM – 24 Jan 2016 James 1:22-25 (NIV) 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets … Continue reading LFM – 2016 Jan 24: Blessings, healing, wholeness, Recognizing Jesus
Matthew 10 Jesus gave His disciples authority to : - Cast out evil spirits - Heal sickness and diseases Am I exercising the authority given to me by Jesus by being His disciple? If not or if I am unable to exercise that authority ... Does it mean that I am not truly His disciple? … Continue reading Matthew 10: Lord have Mercy on me & grant me Your Grace to remain faithful to You to the end!
Matthew 9:18-26 Synagogue leader's dead daughter. Woman with the issue of blood. Faith without works ( of faith - the action confirming that we indeed have faith) is dead ( James 2:17) Synagogue leader comes and humbles himself before Jesus for his dead daughter's sake. Faith act/works - >> Jesus please come and lay your … Continue reading Matthew 9:18-26 >> Do I prophesy Life or Death into my situations? Do I limit God by my level of Faith?
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.
Acts 9: 32 -43 Peter heals a paralyzed man bedridden for 8 years by stating / commanding in Jesus name - Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you, get up, make your bed. The people of Lydda saw the man and were converted to the Lord. - The name of Jesus transcends time. It doesn't matter how … Continue reading Acts 9:32-43 >> Effective Evangelism – Allowing the Power of God to work through us. God responds to Faith.
Acts 5 Ananias & Sapphira The risk of defiling God's business with the devil's fruit!? The risks of trying to use God's business for your own glory through deceit? Trying to use the ways of the world to get ahead in the kingdom of God? Partial obedience is still total disobedience in God's kingdom? God … Continue reading Acts 5 – It’s God’s Business! It’s not about Me! Playing with the Anointed of God!