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
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?
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 8 How many of us just follow Jesus ( doing church as routine) and never encounter Jesus ( His Power and Glory) ? We need to approach Jesus like the man with leprosy ( unclean, with sin) and ask for.... Cleansing from sin, healing from disease, provision for food, rent... Jesus is always willing … Continue reading Matthew 8: The demoniac within! Jesus wants our dirt! Just as I am! Carrying the enemy’s possessions?
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…
Acts 4 Like in the book of Ezra, the enemy goes into a panic whenever one is making spiritual progress in their lives or for the kingdom. The enemy prefers the status quo of ignorance - people perishing for lack of knowledge of all of what Christ has made available for them (Isaiah 5:13, Hosea … Continue reading Acts 4 – Can I die for Jesus? He did it for me, would I do it for Him??