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Fueling Faith Storms of Life Philippians 3

Pressing On Towards the Goal – Philippians 3:10-21 (Storms of Life)

Read: Philippians 3:10-21 Key Verses: v13-14: Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. What Does it Mean? Paul never stopped looking ahead – not to the immediate future but to the ultimate future, the certainty of eternity. He recognised that looking back was a hinderance to his journey with Jesus, and resolved to always keep his focus on his goal – reaching heaven at the end of his earthly days. As humans, we have a tendency to look back on what was, or what might have been, with rose-tinted glasses. The same […]

Revelation 3:20 Stand at the Door and Knock Fueling Faith

Jesus Stands at the Door – Revelation 3:14-22 (Storms of Life)

Read: Revelation 3:14-22 Key Verse: v20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. What Does it Mean? The Laodicean church was accused of being lukewarm (v16), by which it means that the church was in a state of spiritual bankruptcy and without any redeeming features. These Christians were indifferent to God, and because of their physical wealth had begun to close their hearts to God, forgetting their dependance upon Him. The rebuke that Jesus issued in this passage was issued out of love – He disciplines everyone He loves (v19). Sometimes the rebukes and discipline we receive from God come in the form of what are described as ‘checks in […]

Fueling Faith Zephaniah Mighty to Save

Mighty to Save: Zephaniah 3:9-20 (Storms of Life)

Read: Zephaniah 3:9-20 Key Verse: v17: The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.   What Does it Mean? There’s an amazing picture of God’s tender care and provision in this passage. We’re reminded that even when we walk away from God, He has compassion towards us and will welcome us back into His presence, with grace, mercy and forgiveness. And in His presence, we have no reason to fear or have anxiety about what’s going on around us. He doesn’t always take us out of the storm, but He comforts us in the midst of it. Verse 17 is an often quoted verse, and when you read […]

“For I am God; there is no other” – Combatting Idolatry and Embracing Freedom

The Old Testament is full of stories of the frequent occasions when the Israelites fell into “idolatry”, and for a lot of Christians, those stories are what first come to mind when thinking about the concept of idolatry. But idolatry isn’t just something that belongs in chronicles of the ancient past. It’s something that play as much a part in the hearts and minds of contemporary Christians as it did for the ancients. So what does that mean in light of God’s declaration that He is the only one worthy of our worship – and what do we need to do about it? Read: Isaiah 45:22 (NLT) Let all the world look to me for salvation! For I am God; there is no other. John 8:31-38 (NLT) Jesus said to the people who believed in him, […]

Standing on Faith in the Storms of Life

Shelter of the Most High – Sample Devotion

Today, I’m sharing with you one of the daily devotions from my first volume of a series entitled “In the Storms of Life”.  IN THE SHELTER OF THE MOST HIGH Read: Psalm 91 Key Verse: Psalm 91:4 (NLT) He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises areyour armor and protection. Reflection Some think that Moses wrote this psalm, though we can’t be sure. Whoever it was, they had a faith in God as their protector Who would carry them through all the dangers and fears that they faced. It’s a picture of trust that we should aspire to have also! This psalm paints a comforting and sustaining portrait of God as a shelter, or even as a place of hiding. Remember how God hid Moses in […]

Perfect Love Casts out All Fear

God is Love

The concept of love is something some of us find it hard to talk about. Life has a way of twisting and distorting those things that God intended to be unblemished. For many, love has very negative associations, and it’s hard to break those subconscious links. Hard, but not impossible. The apostle John writes about what love really is – and absorbing these truths can be truly transformative. Read: 1 John 4:16-19 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because […]

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 into flame the gift of God” because God didn’t give us “a spirit of…timidity”. There are two things to notice about this. The first is that God gives us gifts. All of us. Every single Christian has been given one (or more) gifts by God that He intends for us to use for His Glory. 1 Corinthians 12 is a whole chapter on spiritual gifts that are given to the body of Christ. As Christians we are called to serve, […]

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 to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then? What Does […]

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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

Fueling Faith Storms of Life Philippians 3

Pressing On Towards the Goal – Philippians 3:10-21 (Storms of Life)

Read: Philippians 3:10-21 Key Verses: v13-14: Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. What Does it Mean? Paul never stopped looking ahead – not to the immediate future but to the ultimate future, the certainty of eternity. He recognised that looking back was a hinderance to his journey with Jesus, and resolved to always keep his focus on his goal – reaching heaven at the end of his earthly days. As humans, we have a tendency to look back on what was, or what might have been, with rose-tinted glasses. The same […]

Revelation 3:20 Stand at the Door and Knock Fueling Faith

Jesus Stands at the Door – Revelation 3:14-22 (Storms of Life)

Read: Revelation 3:14-22 Key Verse: v20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. What Does it Mean? The Laodicean church was accused of being lukewarm (v16), by which it means that the church was in a state of spiritual bankruptcy and without any redeeming features. These Christians were indifferent to God, and because of their physical wealth had begun to close their hearts to God, forgetting their dependance upon Him. The rebuke that Jesus issued in this passage was issued out of love – He disciplines everyone He loves (v19). Sometimes the rebukes and discipline we receive from God come in the form of what are described as ‘checks in […]

Fueling Faith Zephaniah Mighty to Save

Mighty to Save: Zephaniah 3:9-20 (Storms of Life)

Read: Zephaniah 3:9-20 Key Verse: v17: The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.   What Does it Mean? There’s an amazing picture of God’s tender care and provision in this passage. We’re reminded that even when we walk away from God, He has compassion towards us and will welcome us back into His presence, with grace, mercy and forgiveness. And in His presence, we have no reason to fear or have anxiety about what’s going on around us. He doesn’t always take us out of the storm, but He comforts us in the midst of it. Verse 17 is an often quoted verse, and when you read […]

Standing on Faith in the Storms of Life

Shelter of the Most High – Sample Devotion

Today, I’m sharing with you one of the daily devotions from my first volume of a series entitled “In the Storms of Life”.  IN THE SHELTER OF THE MOST HIGH Read: Psalm 91 Key Verse: Psalm 91:4 (NLT) He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises areyour armor and protection. Reflection Some think that Moses wrote this psalm, though we can’t be sure. Whoever it was, they had a faith in God as their protector Who would carry them through all the dangers and fears that they faced. It’s a picture of trust that we should aspire to have also! This psalm paints a comforting and sustaining portrait of God as a shelter, or even as a place of hiding. Remember how God hid Moses in […]