One argument that Christians use against the acceptance of Islam as a faith that worships the true God is that the Koran states that 'Allah is the best of decievers.' We know that God is not a man that he should lie. However, our God does hide Himself, His people and His enemies at times throughout the Bible, as Proverbs 25 v2 tells us, "it is the glory of God to conceal a matter, it is the glory of kings to search a matter out."
Some battles are over before they started...
A step by step study of the magnificence of scripture, may the Lord tame a clumsy mouth and a slab like mind to extol of His virtues and goodness, in Jesus's name.
a fad of western society for people to be unhappy with their moniker, as they're unhappy with their bodies and their lives. But, as we'll see, God puts great store in them, and can even change them for the better...
Well, we all like a treat, don't we? Sometimes it is good to remember that our enemy is bound for a fiery end, and good to remind him of it too! Romans 8 v37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
We will always feel uncomfortable about the simple fact we have an enemy. Up until the point that we realise that BECAUSE we have an enemy, we are defined as being on the side of right. Satan will only attack those that he believes are of value to the Kingdom of God. He wants to grieve God, to separate God from man. His 'culture', as the cover image depicts, is minuscule, but it does play out in the minds of men and women and requires the intervention of our wonderful Lord to school us in the overcoming. By Jesus's blood we are given power and authority, by His stripes we are healed.
Who am I that You are mindful of me? Our position with regard to the Lord is a feeble one. We are placed lower than the angels. Yet in Christ Jesus, our Lord...
Concordance in the Lord can be where we see a few related, yet separate, things come together to confirm a move or intent of God in our lives through His Holy Spirit. Sometimes it is received in affirmation of a particular direction or decision, at others as affirmation of a particular teaching. In the previous week, 'Go to Piha' was repeated through several items and events, including the unique and unusual occurrence of having a duck appear in my house. As I am learning more and more, through scripture and experience, when the Lord says, 'Go!'...
After a series on the journey from Eden to Calvary, time to address an age specific audience. Though the boundaries are vague, a message for the youth both in the church and without it.
Michael Robert Jackson was baptised in the name of Jesus in 2012, after a forty year walk in the wilderness, ten years after he first came to Christ. He is the least of God's children.