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Trust in God

Trust in God

Here is a summary of a long Sermon that I was sent recently, and it made so much sense, that I was compelled to share it with you all.  In 1 Corinthians 1:10-15, it says that there was division in the Corinthian Church, where each ministry was contending with dominating all the others as the most superior, and then not focusing at getting on with their own “Spiritual Gift” and working at spreading the Gospel.

Jeremiah 17:5-11 starts out this way, “Thus saith the LORD; cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh… Continue reading

With God

With God, All things are Possible.

Here is a great Testimony that will encourage you, to just trust God way, much more, and to just let him have free reign in your life, especially in, “The Big Stuff,” and to let him clearly display the wonders he has in mind and in store for your life, so I know that you will be challenged and blessed from this Testimony of God’s Greatness and tender care over us all.  We are quoting from the book Mega Shift by James Rutz, and we are on pages 194-5.

Quote; “Then two sit… Continue reading

Who Created God

Who Created God

I came across a short film clip, where an average Christian Joe was being seriously mocked by a University Professor type about, “Who made God,” and his reply was amazing and very advanced, so I will endeavour to do him justice and yet explain it in something that we all can better understand, and let academics play in advance mental gymnastics.

Well, “Who Made God?”  Either a bigger god made God, so that a bigger bigger god made the bigger God, so then a bigger bigger bigger god… well you know where this never ending spiral… Continue reading

Scott Free

Scott Free

We will explore something that I was recently made aware of, and it makes perfect sense, when you consider this wonderful saying, and there is an amazing spiritual dimension to this as well, so where has this saying come from?  Well this comes from a long way back, as English Law and Scottish Law are both basically the same, but in Scotland, they have in their “High Court” not just two verdicts, “Guilty or Not Guilty” but Scotland has an extra category of charge, which in simple terms says, “we know that you did it, but we… Continue reading

Greatly Advantages 8/8

Greatly Advantaged 8/8

Quote; “While Jesus is teaching, there are pleasure-boats upon the water, and it is evident to all that the idlers who occupy them are disreputable characters. The listening people expect Jesus to severely denounce this class, but are surprised when he declares: “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Those who have looked upon the guilty characters who lead lives of sensual dissipation… Continue reading

Greatly Advantaged 7/8

Greatly Advantaged 7/8

Quote; “As Jesus explained the duty of his disciples in the works of righteousness, the Pharisees saw that the doctrines taught condemned their course, and, in order to prejudice the people against the great Teacher, whispered to one another that the lessons of Jesus were in opposition to the Law of Moses, in that he made no mention of that law. In this way they designed to arouse the indignation of the people against Christ. But Jesus, perceiving their intent, in the presence of the vast multitude, and in a clear and distinct voice, declared, to the… Continue reading

Greatly Advantaged 6-8

 

 

 

Greatly Advantaged 6/8

Jesus took objects in the view of his listeners as emblems by which to teach his truth. The people had come together to hear him while it was yet early morning. The glorious sun, climbing higher and higher in the blue sky, was chasing away the shadows that lurked in the valleys and among the narrow defiles of the mountains. The glory of the eastern heavens had not yet faded out. The sunlight flooded the land with its splendour, the placid surface of the lake reflected the golden light, and mirrored the rosy clouds… Continue reading

Greatly Advantaged 5-8

Greatly Advantaged 5/8

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake; for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in Heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” Jesus here shows them that at the very time when they are experiencing great suffering in his cause, they have reason to be glad, and recognize that their afflictions are profitable to them, having an… Continue reading

Greatly Advantaged 4-8

Greatly Advantaged 4/8

To re-cap, we have so far covered the; “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit,” “Blessed are they that mourn,” “Blessed are the Meek,” “Blessed are they that do Hunger and thirst after Righteousness,” “Blessed are the Merciful,” “Blessed are the Pure in Heart.”  This covers a vast portion of our “Daily Lives” and is such an encouragement to us all as we have mastered these skills to our current level, and then encourages us to press on towards a higher level of daily living, so let us press on to the next list of “Blessed’s” and… Continue reading

Greatly Advantaged 3/8

Greatly Advantaged 3/8

Now that we are really getting into the depth of “The Sermon on the Mount,” I trust that you, like me, are getting a really big blessing from this writers in depth style of writing.  You may need to cut the series out of the Newspaper and keep it, or re-read it on this Website, www.maranatha.kiwi.nz.  May you be “Greatly advantaged” as you put into practice these timeless gems that bring not only abundant life but peace of mind by these “Blessed’s.”

Quote; “Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.” The… Continue reading