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.
LFM 2019, Sunday 14 April . Am I serious with the Lord and salvation? Honour God and He will honour you. Being obedient and faithful and I shall see the amazing results. Sacrifice / risk & do what God wants of me and I shall see good results That is pleasing faith - believing in … Continue reading LFM 2019 April 14: Serious about Salvation? Understanding Fasting. Giving up on carrying my blessing?
LFM - Sunday 3 March Exodus 15:22-27 - Bitter waters of Marah Walking in the desert 3 days and finding an oasis with bitter water People complain to the leader about thirst ( Hunger & thirst - Psalm 107:5) The leader, Moses, cries out to God Moses shown a piece of wood to throw into the … Continue reading LFM – 2019 March 3: The Word to remove Bitterness in life. FAITH?? Jehova Rapha. Offering my Isaac. Blessings as Idols!? Seeking the crown without the cross?
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.
LFM – 29 May 2016 Why do we bother / strive to be servant & true disciples of God? Philippians 3:14 (NKJV) I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ It is an upward call because effort is needed ~The way I would picture … Continue reading LFM – 2016 May 29: Why Bother strive for God… 2?
LFM – 22 May 2016 Last week --> Moving on to the next level as Servants of God / Being True Disciples Graduation message Simple messenger --> Its not about the teacher / preacher Simple message --> Its not about complicating the message Powerful God --> Focus on an encounter with the Power … Continue reading LFM – 2016 May 22: Why Bother being a Servant or True Disciple of God?
LFM 3 April 2016 We are but vessels of God that He uses through His spirit to empower us to accomplish His will purpose & plan. I thank God for the gift of teaching the Word -- clearly a gift from God -- and I pray that the Holy Spirit continues to empower me … Continue reading LFM – 2016 April 3: Moving to the Next Level – No Testimony without a Test
LFM – 20 March 2016 Burning bush story of Moses really blessed me this week God can use the despised things of this world - mere thorn bush The fire is in the bush -- the power of God works through us Peter had a boat and Jesus used it as a makeshift pulpit … Continue reading LFM – 2016 March 20: There is no testimony without a test?
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??
Ezra 10 Leading from the front. Tough Choices - Jesus or others. Leaders of the different social structures should lead in repentance, from the head of state, head of churches, heads of organisations, heads of families. It is for them to set the tone for the rest to follow. In Ezra 10, repentance was led … Continue reading Ezra 10: Leading from the Front, Making the Tough & Exclusive choice of Jesus Christ Only!