Living Bread | August 2014
When we hear a word from the Lord, we may feel ‘stabbed in the heart’ like those who listened to Peter’s sermon in the book of Acts. We may certainly feel convicted, but how do we respond? Do we turn to the Lord in true repentance? The apostle Paul said, ‘Behold what diligence this very thing, this godly sorrow has produced in you’. Godly sorrow calls us to accountability, which in turn should compel us to diligence. In the Scripture, to be ‘diligent’, means ‘to be earnest, to be prompt, to act with speed, to have zeal and to make effort’. It is interesting to note that ‘diligence’ is the one capacity that we must bring to the table when we meet the Lord. He provides everything else. When the word of the Lord comes, He provides the faith to believe it and the grace to obey it.
Friday | 22 August 2014
The Gospels account that Jesus would rise early in the morning while it was still dark, leave the house He was staying in and go to a secluded place and pray. He did not do this for the sake of the location, but rather, to be alone and wait on God. Similarly, King David testified, ‘In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch’. The first proposition of drawing aside to pray is waiting and praying in other tongues. The testimony of our prayer life must begin with, ‘I waited patiently for the Lord’. We wait in order to set aside everything we are thinking and feeling. When we are led by the Spirit, ‘He is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think’. We recall the words of Paul, ‘When you come together to eat, wait for one another’. He was speaking about the communion, but we could equally...
New Releases | Easy Reading Short Christian Articles | August 2014
Freedom and Power
By Victor Hall
Writing to the Romans, the apostle Paul proclaimed some very liberating news. He said Christ has condemned sin in the flesh ‘so that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit’.
Who are you going to be?
By Josh Mackay
Throughout our twelve years of schooling, there are three questions that we get asked all the time. The first question is, ‘How is school going?’ We are then asked, ‘What grade are you in now?’ And finally, we must answer, ‘What do you want to do when you grow up?’
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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.
Sons of the Most High
By Various Authors
When we look at Christian movements today, we do not find many that have been able to understand and implement the gospel taught by Jesus. In this Study Guide we are considering how we become sons of God.
The word of the cross
By Victor Hall, David Falk & David Baker
The word of the cross was the gospel preached by the apostle Paul in every place. In his letter to the Corinthians, he declared, 'I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified'. 1 Cor 2:2.
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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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