Gospel of the Kingdom (part 2)

Introduction Mike Bickle teaches that the gospel of the forgiveness of sins is essential but, alone, it is incomplete. The gospel of the Kingdom includes the gospel of forgiveness but also includes the truth that there is a King waiting in heaven for us to be with Him (the resurrection). The Gospel of the Kingdom is about… Continue reading Gospel of the Kingdom (part 2)

The Forgotten Gospel (part 1)

INTRODUCTION Do you know God’s strategic plan? I believe it has a title and structure according to scripture. The title is the ‘Gospel of the Kingdom’ expressed by Jesus (Matthew 24:14), the disciples (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 9:25) and Paul (Acts 20:25). Furthermore, Jesus mentioned the Kingdom over 120 times and the Kingdom of God over… Continue reading The Forgotten Gospel (part 1)

The Glory of God (Day 3 of 4)

Recap yesterday... FOURTH LENS: REDEMPTION  The glory and qualities of first love Matthew 22:37 - Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ There is a great treasure waiting for us; to know the Father and the Son Jesus Christ (John 17:3). It… Continue reading The Glory of God (Day 3 of 4)

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith (part 4)

Lesson 5 The blessings of the testing of faith are for the present and the future. Some Key Scriptures: BLESSINGS FOR THE PRESENT:   “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” - James 1:2-3 “we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces… Continue reading The Righteous Shall Live by Faith (part 4)

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith (part 3)

If the righteous live by faith, suggesting an intimate relationship with God, then what does this relationship look like? I have spent most of my life living in and learning about human-to-human relationships. I have been a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a member of a team, a leader of a… Continue reading The Righteous Shall Live by Faith (part 3)

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith (part 2)

Derek Prince (see reference below) presents four themes under the heading ‘Faith to Live by’. In this post I will try to summarise these four themes and then apply them to my journey in the next two posts: THEME 1: THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS HEALING TO THE FLESH Key Scriptures:                         Romans 10:17… Continue reading The Righteous Shall Live by Faith (part 2)

The Righteous Shall live by Faith (part 1): Where is God when I don’t get healed?

Recently, I was diagnosed with blood cancer. My close friends rallied around me to pray for healing. Almost always this seems to be the first reaction of the church when someone falls ill, and is a good thing, however, I began to wonder what scripture had to say. I have never understood healing or God’s… Continue reading The Righteous Shall live by Faith (part 1): Where is God when I don’t get healed?