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 - 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?
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?
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!