Growing in Faith And Belief

Beginnings

Julie

Our God is always creating, always beginning, always doing new things with new people.  When things or people go awry, He starts again with someone else.  Seth, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, and many others...


Discerning Of Spirits

Ross Monk

" ...and to another workings of powers, to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; and to another kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues. But the one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing...


A Wounded Spirit

Rodney W. Francis

I n my travels I am continually meeting, and being led (through the word of knowledge) to minister to people who are carrying a wounded spirit.  Something has happened in their lives, that has “knocked them back,” and from which they have...


Fire

Julie

Fire in the natural world is created when energy is released. In the spiritual world, the release of spiritual “energy” can also give the same result. In Christian circles we often talk about the “fire of God” – using the word to describe the feeling of His presence along with words like “glory”, “refining” “power” etc.


Failed Relationship

Michael

Q. Look at the beginnings of failed relationship in Genesis 3:1-9 and ask “what is happening here? “. Who closed off, man or God?

Separation or not?

Q. What were you taught about this story?

Most of us seem to have been taught something of the...


Learning to Ride the Bike

Mike Diack

An analogy for church, and growing spiritually

Rev 3:20  Lo, I have stood at the door, and I knock; if any one may hear my voice, and may open the door, I will come in unto him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Gal 6:15  for in...



Revelation Knowledge

Rodney W. Francis

I n the Christian realm there are two kinds of knowledge which we can have.  One (which we have all been caught up with at some time or other) is the knowledge we gain from learning ~ learning about God, learning about the Bible, learning...


The Household of God

Michael

I know where I belong. I’m a living stone. In His house I belong.

It is an amazing and thought provoking story, the story of God’s desire for a family and His bringing it about.  It is a story of success and tragedy, failure and betrayal and...


Wilderness times

Michael

There are times when we Christians feel deserted by those we normally relate with well and nobody seems able to understand what is going on with us, even our spouse/best friend and family. These times can be frustrating. At these times we can feel...


Five Habits of Godliness

Michael

From time to time, Christians ponder what the Holy Spirit moving in power around them looks like.  We see this happening from time to time and mostly around people who seem to be the "chosen few", but we see a different pattern in...


Jesus' prayers

Julie

Many times in the gospels it is recorded that Jesus spent time in prayer.   When asked by the disciples how to pray, He gave an example of the sort of things that should be prayed for, and the manner in which to pray.   He prayed at the...


The Name of God

Julie

There are several expressions used for God in the Bible, many of them beginning with El, which simply means “god” or “deity”.   When the word is extended in Hebrew, a clearer meaning emerges:

Elyon – God Most High
Eloah / Elohim – One of...


We are Tabernacles of God

Michael

We are tabernacles of God

Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.

A...