Finding Pasture | October 2014
‘Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!’ Many people would know these words which are taken from a much loved hymn. What is this grace and why is it so amazing? Firstly, grace is expressed to us as ‘God’s merciful favour’. But it has also been made available to us so that we can fill out our potential as sons and daughters of God. For this reason, we can say that God’s grace is both ‘amazing’ and ‘sufficient’. His grace is ‘sweet’ because it came to us when we were dead in our trespasses and sins. The apostle Paul said, ‘While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us’. Rom 5:8. Theologians refer to this as prevenient grace; the divine grace that comes before a human decision is made to serve Him. It is this attribute of His grace that breaks through our stupor, allowing us to hear and receive the word of God.
Friday | 31 October 2014
Prayer leads us into the fiery trial of faith. The trial of faith symbolises the blending of salt with the spices of the incense. We recall that holy incense was the work of a perfumer. The Scripture also says that incense was mixed with salt. The Lord, as our ‘Perfumer’, is doing two things when we begin to pray in the Spirit. Firstly, He meets us at the altar and fills our hands with the provision of His Spirit. Secondly, He casts salt into our life and leads us into the fiery trial of faith. Salt is the preserving component of the work of the Holy Spirit that sustains us as we enter the travail of prayer. Christ, as our great High Priest, is throwing salt into our prayer. He is imploring the Father to send the Holy Spirit, the Helper, to preserve us as the increasing travail of prayer becomes an affliction upon us. John the Baptist said that Jesus will...
New Releases | Easy Reading Short Christian Articles | October 2014
By Victor Hall
What expectations do we have when we attend church each Sunday? Do we anticipate a few religious fairy tales which have no current relevance for us? Or perhaps we are hoping for some interesting theological snippet to tickle our ears?
By David Baker
When we consider the garden of Eden, we see a well-watered garden where every tree is thriving and bearing fruit. In one sense, we could say it is a picture of the heart that God gave to Adam and Eve.
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The Highway of Holiness
Victor Hall, David Falk & David Baker
Come let us go up to the mountain of the house of the Lord’ Isa 2:3. The way that God has established to Mount Zion will be our subject in this book. It is called the Highway of Holiness.
An Introduction to Bible Prophecy
ver the course of church history, there have been many predictions about the end of the age that have proven to be false and misleading. No one knows the day or the hour of His coming. However, God does have a prophetic timetable for the fulfilment of His will in heaven and on earth.
An Enduring House
Victor Hall, Keith Tucker, Lachlan Perrin
When we read in the bible about a ‘house’ we are not appraising architecture, location or materials. Our ‘house’ describes the culture we keep in our homes.
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Restoring My Soul | Free Christian Daily Devotions
'Restoring my soul' is a monthly daily devotional guide produced by Vision One. The title is taken from the well-known words of the psalmist, ´He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name´s sake´. Psa 23:3. This verse beautifully portrays a vibrant devotional life. The purpose of the devotional guide is to help individuals and families digest the word of God in daily portions.
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