Kiwi Maranatha Charitable Trust

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Love in any Language

Love in any Language

Sandi Patti sings this song, and it is on YouTube, and the chorus is as follows; “Love in any language, straight from the heart, Pulls us all together, never apart, And once we learn to speak it, all the world will hear, Love in any language, fluently spoken here.”  It is so true, “Love” is an action and a function, it is the doing and the caring for others around us, it is caring and compassion for both friend and neighbour, Love is wide and broad, deep and high.

Matthew 22:37-39 “Jesus said; “Love the… Continue reading

Representing Christ

“Representing Christ.”

2 Corinthians 3:18. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”   

Quote; “My dear reader, what have you been beholding? By beholding the imperfections of men and women,… Continue reading

Whistle Blower

Whistle Blower

There is an increasing new roll happening all around the world, and many of those that can afford it, they hire others to walk around their property at night and at each and every 10 minutes the watcher give their whistle a short sharp toot, one to warn away prowlers, and the other is to confirm to the householder that the walking security is actually walking and not sleeping.  Quote; “Today we must be faithful to our trust. Today we must love God with all the heart and our neighbour as ourselves. Today we must resist the… Continue reading

Stand

Stand

Here is a verse in scripture that is not so popular with some people, but I like it, it is found in Proverbs 24:16 “For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” Or from the Message Bible; Proverbs 24:15-16 “Don’t interfere with good people’s lives; don’t try to get the best of them.  No matter how many times you trip them up, GOD-Loyal people don’t stay down long.  Soon they’re up on their feet, while the wicked end up flat on their faces.”

You see “GOD Loyal… Continue reading

Consent

Consent

Quote; “To many minds the origin of sin and the reason for its existence are a source of great perplexity. In their interest in these questions, the truths plainly revealed in God’s word and essential to salvation are neglected; and the fact that the Scriptures furnish no explanation, is seized upon as an excuse for rejecting the words of Holy Writ.  It is impossible to explain the origin of sin, or to give a reason for its existence. It is an intruder, for whose existence no reason can be given. It is mysterious, unaccountable; to excuse it, is… Continue reading

Fossilized

Fossilized

A fossil is something that has been quickly buried in soft mud, probably by a deluge or a flood, and then the mud in time settles and solidifies and then it progressively turns into stone and the plant, insect, object or creature or whatever it is, is now a fossil, looking just like it was when as it was buried, though often a bit flattened from the process.  Ephesians 2:5 “Even when we were dead in sins, He hath quickened us together with Christ, (for by grace ye are saved.)”  There was an interesting film series made… Continue reading

Gods Patience

God’s Patience

Here is a series of verses that give us just how great and vast is the patience of our God.  2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”  God is always depicted as being “Longsuffering” as his Patience is huge and immense, God is extremely patient. 1 Corinthians 13:4 “Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,” Now “God is Love”… Continue reading

Smorgasbord Reunion

Smorgasbord Reunion

The day had finally come and all was ready, the invitations had been long ago sent out, the follow ups and reminders had also followed along from time to time advising that the “Big Day” was getting very close, the Host had all the food well prepared, the venue was all ready, each and every seat had already been pre-paid for by the host, the day and hour was finally here, so now it was time for all the invited guests to rock on up, to celebrate and to feast and to fellowship, but would they come? … Continue reading

Where resides your God?

Where resides your God?

So often when you talk to people you wonder where their god resides, so often, like Israel past, their god lives only in their past.  Once upon a time, long time ago, far far away, God parted the Red Sea to rescue us from slavery and death, once upon a time god went into battle before us and our enemies fell at our feet, once upon a time, and so it goes on, their god is a god active only in their past. In the Old Testament there is a wonderful story about a man… Continue reading

Grace and Faith

Grace and Faith

Here is a simple explanation for us all, to help us to get our heads around the reality of Grace and Faith.  Let us tell a “Parable.”  Men will understand this well, you get up late as you over-slept from a previous hard day, quickly up showered and rush downstairs for breakfast, which is fortunately already on the table, you eat quickly, grab your lunch box off the counter next to the line-up of the children’s brightly coloured ones, and out the door, gone, a hectic day flies by, and on the way home a… Continue reading

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