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Fueling Faith exists as a resource for Christians at all stages of maturity, to build up their faith and equip them to face the everyday challenges of life in the 21st Century.

Here you'll find resources such as Key Christian Concepts to help demystify "Christianese",  and understand what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ in the Common Questions Section.

Regular devotional blogs are designed to challenge you as you journey on your faith walk, and you'll also find Reflections on subjects such as Easter.

There's also a section of on more in-depth Bible Studies, beginning with a seven-day study of Ephesians 6 10-17, the Armour of God.

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Redefining Church Series

Praise God all the Time

Concept #8: Praise God (Redefining Church)

Acts 2:42-47 tells the story of how those who became followers of Jesus after Peter’s first preach on the Day of Pentecost formed a community that later became known as the church. Modern Christians and theologians call it the Early Church to differentiate this stage of the church from the other stages that it went […]

With Glad and Sincere hearts

Concept # 7: With Glad and Sincere Hearts (Redefining Church)

The earliest believers modelled a way of being church (as opposed to ‘doing’ church) that is, in many ways, far removed from our twenty-first century concepts of church. In this series on ‘Redefining Church’, we come to the seventh concept explained in Acts 2:46: having glad and sincere hearts. It wasn’t just what the early […]

Concept #6: All Encompassing Faith (Redefining Church)

For the early church, faith was not something reserved for Sunday morning services and a home group one night a week – it was at the very center of their lives. In this sixth concept in a series looking at “Redefining Church”, we get a window into the all-encompassing nature of the faith of the […]

Sharing Community is based on Micah 6:8, and this is a huge part of Redefining Church

Concept #5: Real Community and Sharing (Redefining Church)

The earliest believers provided us with a model for how “Church” should be done, and it wasn’t based on rules or doctrines, but on a genuine faith in Jesus Christ. The way the early Church lived out their faith is far removed from our modern concepts of church, and at the heart of it is the fifth […]

Acts 2 Redefining Church

Concept #4: Togetherness (Redefining Church)

The fourth concept in the model of church that is described in Acts 2 is togetherness. The unity that the early believers built the church upon is far removed from the dissent and disunity that we see in the twenty-first century church. In the aftermath of the Day of Pentecost, the early church was united […]

Devoted to the Gospel

Concept #3: Devotion to Breaking of Bread and Prayer (Redefining Church)

In this series focusing on the model of church demonstrated by the earliest group of Christians, based on Acts 2:42-47, we come to the third of eight key concepts: the way in which the early church devoted themselves to the breaking of bread and to prayer. These were solid foundations upon which the faith of […]

Devoted to the Gospel

Concept #2: Devoted to Fellowship (Redefining Church)

At the end of Acts 2, we see a formula for the way that the Early Church operated – eight principles that underpinned a community of believers whom “the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47). Last week we saw how these early believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ […]

Devoted to the Gospel

Concept #1: Devotion to the Teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Redefining Church)

Following Peter’s first preach on the Day of Pentecost, the fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ, which would come to be called “the early church” devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching. They didn’t have Bibles from which to read, and there were no formal doctrinal statements, but these first believers were devoted to the Gospel […]

Redefining “Church” – Introduction

What can the earliest believers teach us about what it REALLY means to be a fellowship of believers? The church in the 21st Century is in crisis. No longer at the forefront of communities, it struggles to make itself relevant and reach out to the lost and broken. The essence of what it really meant, for […]

Top Posts

The Armour of God – a Seven Day Study

Ephesians 6:10-17   A Fight to the Finish   10-12 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the […]

Why Me, Why Now – How God Draws You to Himself

Bible Reading: John 6:35-40. 43-46, 61-65 35-38 Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen me in action, you don’t really believe me. Every person the Father gives me eventually […]

Lions and Bears

Bible Reading 1 Samuel 17:32-37 New International Version (NIV) 32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” 33 Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior […]

An Anchor for Our Soul

Read: Hebrews 6:16-20 16 Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding. 17 God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. 18 So […]

A Spirit of Power

Read: 2 Timothy 1:6-7: 6 This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (NLT) What Does it Mean? Paul exhorts Timothy to “fan […]

Walking on Water With Peter

Read: Matthew 14:25-31 and Luke 5:1-11 Matthew 14:25-31 The Message (MSG) 24-26 Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their […]

For Freedom, We Have Been Set Free

Read: Galatians 5:1, 13-15 (MSG) Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you… It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse […]

One Step at a Time – Learning to Walk with God

Bible Reading:1 Peter 2:1-5 2 1-3 So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God. 4-5 Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. […]

More Devotions and Reflections from Fueling Faith

Empty Grave Faith God of the Unexpected

What’s So Special About an Empty Grave?

In the aftermath of the Easter weekend, I’m taking time to reflect on the significance of the resurrection. It’s something that we can easily overlook, or take for granted, because it’s such a familiar event – the linchpin of our Christian faith. I spent some time thinking about that first Resurrection Sunday, and how putting […]

Jesus Seven Last Words from the Cross Good Friday Easter Meditation

Easter Meditation: Jesus’ Seven Last Words From the Cross

Easter is a time when we remember the sacrifice that Jesus gave that we might be extracted from the jaws of sin and death. Good Friday marks the moment that God used the devil’s trap and turned it into a triumph as Jesus gave His life up as full payment for our sins. It’s a […]

Praise God all the Time

Concept #8: Praise God (Redefining Church)

Acts 2:42-47 tells the story of how those who became followers of Jesus after Peter’s first preach on the Day of Pentecost formed a community that later became known as the church. Modern Christians and theologians call it the Early Church to differentiate this stage of the church from the other stages that it went […]

With Glad and Sincere hearts

Concept # 7: With Glad and Sincere Hearts (Redefining Church)

The earliest believers modelled a way of being church (as opposed to ‘doing’ church) that is, in many ways, far removed from our twenty-first century concepts of church. In this series on ‘Redefining Church’, we come to the seventh concept explained in Acts 2:46: having glad and sincere hearts. It wasn’t just what the early […]

Concept #6: All Encompassing Faith (Redefining Church)

For the early church, faith was not something reserved for Sunday morning services and a home group one night a week – it was at the very center of their lives. In this sixth concept in a series looking at “Redefining Church”, we get a window into the all-encompassing nature of the faith of the […]

Sharing Community is based on Micah 6:8, and this is a huge part of Redefining Church

Concept #5: Real Community and Sharing (Redefining Church)

The earliest believers provided us with a model for how “Church” should be done, and it wasn’t based on rules or doctrines, but on a genuine faith in Jesus Christ. The way the early Church lived out their faith is far removed from our modern concepts of church, and at the heart of it is the fifth […]

Acts 2 Redefining Church

Concept #4: Togetherness (Redefining Church)

The fourth concept in the model of church that is described in Acts 2 is togetherness. The unity that the early believers built the church upon is far removed from the dissent and disunity that we see in the twenty-first century church. In the aftermath of the Day of Pentecost, the early church was united […]

Devoted to the Gospel

Concept #3: Devotion to Breaking of Bread and Prayer (Redefining Church)

In this series focusing on the model of church demonstrated by the earliest group of Christians, based on Acts 2:42-47, we come to the third of eight key concepts: the way in which the early church devoted themselves to the breaking of bread and to prayer. These were solid foundations upon which the faith of […]