God looks at the heart. He is drawn towards a heart that has certain attitudes. Some of these heart attitudes may go against our natural grain - the way the world thinks - but before God is of great value. On this episode, we look at 3 heart attitudes that before God are favourable and which God blesses.
1. Poor in spirit
2. A broken spirit
3. A gentle spirit
When you choose to love as God loves, you know God and His love. As your capacity to love others is expanded, you begin to understand the greatness of His love for you. As you pour out, you experience a greater pouring in. Make this the way you live. Live and operate out of love. When you imitate Him, you are moving in God, and God in and through you.
Abide literally means to dwell, remain, stay, continue. Abide as used by the Lord means to live out of, to draw life from, to live because of, through, by. This means we need to live like a favored son or daughter. Living out of the sense of sonship. Living out of our identity as His son or daughter. Making no apology for living as His son or daughter! Walking every day knowing that we are loved by the Father in an immeasurable and unconditional way.
Perfect love comes from only One Source - God. Experiencing perfect love liberates us. Perfect love banishes all fear (1 John 4:18). It sets us free from every sense of guilt, shame and condemnation. We are holy and without blame covered by His love
Some of us have grown up in homes where we have never really experienced parental love or the love of a father. We may even have had good parents, but never experienced the love of parents.
This picture can cause you to take a wrong posture from understanding our Heavenly Father's true picture.
When I am in rebellion, God still loves me.
When I am covered with filth and drowned in sin, He still loves me.
When I am broken, wasted and ruined, He still loves me.
When I am at my worst, He still loves me.
The Love of The Father is beyond measure, and it is revealed to us in His Son Jesus Christ.
On this Q&A episode on Marriage and Parenting we've invited 2 counsellors from Chrysalis Counseling who've attempted to answer questions on biblical perspective on raising teens and young adults as parents, the impact of social media and raising them up to christian faith. What's more? A one-on-one with 4 couples about a day in their life.
Whether we like it or not we are in the middle of an intense spiritual conflict! But God has made available to us spiritual weapons that are infinitely superior to the crafty schemes of the enemy. In this final and very important sermon from Ephesians 6, we learn how wear and use each piece of our spiritual armor. Victory in our daily Christian life depends on us walking with our full armor on.
As we continue our study in Ephesians, we learn that the life we live in Christ should come to bear on all our earthly relationships: between spouses, between parents and children, between employers and employees. This powerful sermon leads into a powerful time of repentance, forgiveness and healing.
The apostle Paul having communicated about our life in Christ, now exhorts us to live according to the "new man" we have become in Christ. He describes how living this new creation life affects our speech, conduct and attitudes.