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Armed With Strength – Psalm 18:25-36 (Storms of Life)

Read: Psalm 18:25-36 Key Verse: v32 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.   What Does it Mean? Even the strongest, most confident human being on earth is still immeasurably weaker than God. Once we understand this simple truth, and recognise our complete dependance upon our Heavenly Father, God is able to strengthen us, protect us and guide us when we’re facing tricky situations. He can’t help us until we recognise our own fallibility and weakness, and the futility of our attempts to save ourselves. But once we come into that place of acceptance, He can work in our lives – as David describes in this Psalm. He arms us with strength and keeps our way secure (v32); He gives us sure-footing and enables us to stand securely ‘on the heights’ […]

I have overcome the world Fueling Faith

Jesus Has Overcome the World – John 16:16-33 (Storms of Life)

Read: John 16:16-33 Key Verse: v33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   What Does it Mean? In this world we will have trouble – Jesus doesn’t pretend otherwise. The NLT translates this as “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows” (v33). It’s a part of living in a fallen world that we cannot avoid. However, unlike non-believers, we don’t have to get caught up in anxiety about the troubles that we have to face, because we know that Jesus died on the cross at Calvary to give us a hope, and a reason to rejoice even in the midst of our difficulties. Jesus declares that He has overcome […]

Mustard Seed Faith Moves Mountains Fueling Faith

Faith As Small as a Mustard Seed – Matthew 17:14-20 (Storms of Life)

Read: Matthew 17:14-20 Key Verse: v20 [Jesus] replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”   What Does it Mean? Jesus’ disciples wondered why they hadn’t been able to cast out the demon when Jesus seemingly did it so easily, and He had equipped them to do the same miracles as He. They were probably feeling quite disgruntled and discouraged, perhaps wondering if Jesus had lied to them about the power they had through Him, or if they were doing something wrong. Most Christians experience this kind of disgruntlement and discouragement. We read that we have the power to perform even […]

God Supplies Strength Fueling Faith

God Supplies Strength – 1 Peter 4 (Storms of Life)

Read: 1 Peter 4: 1-11 Key Verse: v11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.   What Does it Mean? Living as a Christ-follower in a corrupted world isn’t easy, especially if we have friends and family who are hostile to our faith, or who are regularly engaged in sinful behaviour. We have to wrestle with the challenges that this poses on a daily basis, having to make a conscious choice to stand our ground and operate within God’s will for our lives. Peter reminds us that there are […]

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God Stands By Us – 2 Tim 4:1-18 (Storms of Life)

Read: 2 Timothy 4:1-18 Key Verse: v17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.   What Does it Mean? Every Christian has a calling on their life that God desires for them to fulfil. For Paul and for Timothy, the calling was to preach the Gospel – something which, at the time at which Paul was writing to Timothy, was not without danger. The early church faced much persecution from the Roman Emperors, and Paul knew well the dangers of his calling. He had been imprisoned numerous times and beaten almost to death. He was writing to Timothy from prison – so Timothy may have been […]

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Nothing is Impossible for God – Matthew 19:16-30 (Storms of Life)

Read: Matthew 19:16-30 Key Verse: v26: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” What Does it Mean? The rich young man who desired eternal life approached Jesus to discover what he was lacking. He had kept the commandments, but had acquired a great wealth, and so Jesus’ answer distressed him. It wasn’t the answer he wanted to hear. Perhaps he thought he could buy his way into heaven. What Jesus asked him to do clearly was too big an ask. It meant giving up everything he had – but it wasn’t just about the money. It was what the money meant. Instead of depending on God to meet his needs, the young man had learnt to depend on his wealth. It gave him security […]

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That We Might Have Hope – Romans 15:1-13 (Storms of Life)

Read: Romans 15:1-13 Key Verse: v4: For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. What Does it Mean? Twenty-first century Christians have a huge advantage over our first-century counterparts. We live in a literate society, with incredibly easy access to the whole of the Bible. The first-century Christians didn’t have that kind of access to the Hebrew Scriptures – and the New Testament as we know it was still being written. We take for granted our access to the Bible – not even having to carry it around now that we have smart-phones and tablets with Bible apps – but don’t fully appreciate it, or utilise it as much as we should. […]

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A Hope and a Future – Jeremiah 29:10-14 (Storms of Life)

Read: Jeremiah 29:10-14 Key Verse: v11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. What Does it Mean? Jeremiah 29:11 probably ranks in the top ten of verses many Christians have memorised. It’s a verse that gets quoted to anyone and everyone facing difficult circumstances, no matter what they are. It’s certainly a verse meant to comfort and give solace – a reminder of God’s unchanging character. We can be sure that God has plans for each and every one of His children – and those plans are always positive ones. The devil’s schemes and human nature can sometimes get in the way of God’s plans for us, but when that happens, our God […]

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Staying the Course

Read: Genesis 50:20: You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. When life seems to be throwing an endless stream of curveballs and difficult circumstances, the temptation to either quit – or get frustrated with God – is high. It isn’t easy to hold on to faith when everything around us is crumbling. We may question why God isn’t intervening, why people of other or no faith seem to be having an easier ride than we are. In the storms of life, God can seem distant and uncaring, and our perception of Him as our loving Heavenly Father can be challenged. What do we need to do when we’re feeling this way? Ironically, the solution to the […]

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 God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. 20 Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High […]

Fixing Our Eyes on the Prize

Read: Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. What Does it Mean? The writer of the book of Hebrews (no, we don’t know exactly who wrote it!) reminds us that we are “surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses” and, because this passage follows chapter eleven, which is […]

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. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God. Bible Reading: Hebrews 5:11-6:3 11-14 I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you’ve picked up this bad habit of not listening. By this time […]

Redefining Church Series

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 the very first Christ-followers, to be a church, or a community of believers, has been lost in layers of rules and rituals. What would it mean for the church today to return to its roots, and shake off the centuries of dogma and doctrinal debate?  Read: Acts 2:42-47 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and […]

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 of Jesus Christ that the twelve apostles shared with them. What does it mean to be devoted in this way, and what lessons can we take from the way that the early church operated?  Read: Acts 2:42: All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. The early church didn’t have many of the problems that the twenty-first century church has. There was no arguing over […]

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’ teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This week, we’ll be looking at the Early Church’s devotion to fellowship – and how our modern concept of fellowship has been watered down over the centuries.  Read: Acts 2:42: All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. (NLT). When Luke writes about fellowship in Acts 2, the word that he uses is the Greek word koinōnía, which […]

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 these new believers was built – and are foundations that should be (but not necessarily are) at the centre of the 21st Century church. Was the early church’s concept of the breaking of bread the same as our 21st Century interpretation, or are there lessons to be learned about the way we approach the “Lord’s Supper”? What does it really mean to be devoted to prayer, and what does that mean for how we view prayer?  Read: Acts 2:42-43: They […]

Devotions for the Storms of Life

God arms me with strength Fueling Faith

Armed With Strength – Psalm 18:25-36 (Storms of Life)

Read: Psalm 18:25-36 Key Verse: v32 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.   What Does it Mean? Even the strongest, most confident human being on earth is still immeasurably weaker than God. Once we understand this simple truth, and recognise our complete dependance upon our Heavenly Father, God is able to strengthen us, protect us and guide us when we’re facing tricky situations. He can’t help us until we recognise our own fallibility and weakness, and the futility of our attempts to save ourselves. But once we come into that place of acceptance, He can work in our lives – as David describes in this Psalm. He arms us with strength and keeps our way secure (v32); He gives us sure-footing and enables us to stand securely ‘on the heights’ […]

I have overcome the world Fueling Faith

Jesus Has Overcome the World – John 16:16-33 (Storms of Life)

Read: John 16:16-33 Key Verse: v33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   What Does it Mean? In this world we will have trouble – Jesus doesn’t pretend otherwise. The NLT translates this as “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows” (v33). It’s a part of living in a fallen world that we cannot avoid. However, unlike non-believers, we don’t have to get caught up in anxiety about the troubles that we have to face, because we know that Jesus died on the cross at Calvary to give us a hope, and a reason to rejoice even in the midst of our difficulties. Jesus declares that He has overcome […]

Mustard Seed Faith Moves Mountains Fueling Faith

Faith As Small as a Mustard Seed – Matthew 17:14-20 (Storms of Life)

Read: Matthew 17:14-20 Key Verse: v20 [Jesus] replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”   What Does it Mean? Jesus’ disciples wondered why they hadn’t been able to cast out the demon when Jesus seemingly did it so easily, and He had equipped them to do the same miracles as He. They were probably feeling quite disgruntled and discouraged, perhaps wondering if Jesus had lied to them about the power they had through Him, or if they were doing something wrong. Most Christians experience this kind of disgruntlement and discouragement. We read that we have the power to perform even […]

God Supplies Strength Fueling Faith

God Supplies Strength – 1 Peter 4 (Storms of Life)

Read: 1 Peter 4: 1-11 Key Verse: v11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.   What Does it Mean? Living as a Christ-follower in a corrupted world isn’t easy, especially if we have friends and family who are hostile to our faith, or who are regularly engaged in sinful behaviour. We have to wrestle with the challenges that this poses on a daily basis, having to make a conscious choice to stand our ground and operate within God’s will for our lives. Peter reminds us that there are […]

God stands by us fueling faith

God Stands By Us – 2 Tim 4:1-18 (Storms of Life)

Read: 2 Timothy 4:1-18 Key Verse: v17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.   What Does it Mean? Every Christian has a calling on their life that God desires for them to fulfil. For Paul and for Timothy, the calling was to preach the Gospel – something which, at the time at which Paul was writing to Timothy, was not without danger. The early church faced much persecution from the Roman Emperors, and Paul knew well the dangers of his calling. He had been imprisoned numerous times and beaten almost to death. He was writing to Timothy from prison – so Timothy may have been […]

Nothing is Impossible for God Fueling faith

Nothing is Impossible for God – Matthew 19:16-30 (Storms of Life)

Read: Matthew 19:16-30 Key Verse: v26: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” What Does it Mean? The rich young man who desired eternal life approached Jesus to discover what he was lacking. He had kept the commandments, but had acquired a great wealth, and so Jesus’ answer distressed him. It wasn’t the answer he wanted to hear. Perhaps he thought he could buy his way into heaven. What Jesus asked him to do clearly was too big an ask. It meant giving up everything he had – but it wasn’t just about the money. It was what the money meant. Instead of depending on God to meet his needs, the young man had learnt to depend on his wealth. It gave him security […]

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That We Might Have Hope – Romans 15:1-13 (Storms of Life)

Read: Romans 15:1-13 Key Verse: v4: For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. What Does it Mean? Twenty-first century Christians have a huge advantage over our first-century counterparts. We live in a literate society, with incredibly easy access to the whole of the Bible. The first-century Christians didn’t have that kind of access to the Hebrew Scriptures – and the New Testament as we know it was still being written. We take for granted our access to the Bible – not even having to carry it around now that we have smart-phones and tablets with Bible apps – but don’t fully appreciate it, or utilise it as much as we should. […]

Fueling Faith Storms of Life Jeremiah Hope and Future

A Hope and a Future – Jeremiah 29:10-14 (Storms of Life)

Read: Jeremiah 29:10-14 Key Verse: v11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. What Does it Mean? Jeremiah 29:11 probably ranks in the top ten of verses many Christians have memorised. It’s a verse that gets quoted to anyone and everyone facing difficult circumstances, no matter what they are. It’s certainly a verse meant to comfort and give solace – a reminder of God’s unchanging character. We can be sure that God has plans for each and every one of His children – and those plans are always positive ones. The devil’s schemes and human nature can sometimes get in the way of God’s plans for us, but when that happens, our God […]