Posts Tagged ‘relationship’

Reconciliation. Part-One.

God and Humanity.

Jesus is that first step in reconciliation between us and God and this is what was being marked a few weeks ago at Easter. It is faith and the admitting of our failure that brings us by Jesus blood into this new relationship.

The bible explains it in simplicity, it has not become a doctrine or a religious ritual as some arms of the Christisn Church ensnares many into believing.

God does not want to see any human being of His creation lost, but we all have the choices to choose the way to go?

2 Corinthians 5:18,  Colossians 1:20.

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NO GOD?

Foolishness.

Many people today trust in things, sex, material goods, property, land, pets, but they claim no faith or beliefe in God?

There are many who claim to know God, they do good deeds and works, they are pious and religious and they try to be good living.

There is a God, who we remember every Christmas and Easter, that sent His one and only son to bring us back by His sacrifice for our failure into relationship with the Father.

Proverbs 1:7,  22,  Amos 5:4,  Matthew 3:2,  Mark 9:31,  Luke 13:32,  Acts 4;12,  2 Corinthians 6:2.

Easter. Part-One.

Death.

The many traditions that have grown up around this time of the year are associated with New Life, flowers, bunnies and eggs. Life is indeed the outcome, but it was of death first and these symbols have nothing much to do with the reality of these middle-eastern events.

Jesus had to die on the tree of cursing, so that His death as the Passover Lamb all who believed in Him would come to a knowledge of Salvation and enter into relationship with God once more through the final atonement.

2 Corinthians 6:2,  Isaiah 49:8,   Matthew 26:26-28,   Acts 2:23,   1 Corinthians 5:8,   Hebrews 3:15.

Jesus First. Part-Two.

My Shepherd.

We are the sheep, he is our Lord and shepherd! That is why the shepherds were visited by angels. There ancestor King David of Israel, came from humble orgins to as he was a shepherd.

Jesus in human flesh was a descendant from David in that human linage. Jesus always spke about sheep and the relationship between the shepherd and the flock and all who sought entery by another route wer imposters.

Luke 2:8-20,  Mark 6:34,  1 Samuel 17:20,  28,  34-35,  Pslam 23:1,  John 10:1-16.

Trusting and Relying on God. Part-One.

Faith.

We all should have faith to belive, but faith does not stop with repentance and entering into a new relationship with God’s Son Jesus! Faith must continue to work, to be active in our walk with Jesus.

The Greek word Pisits (Strongs Ref) G4107 can mean the moral conviction of truth and so it must be applied to be effective. We know that our God is with us at all times and in in all sorts of situations.

Psalm 7:1, 112:7-8,  Proverbs 14:28,  Mathhew 9:22, Mark 11:23-24, Romans 5:1, Colossians 1;23.

A month of Saints. Part-Two.

Father of Celtic Christianity.

What more can be said, that has not already been covered about Patrick! Apart from his own account of his life there are many legends and these are perhaps those extended accounts of some real events.

Patrick was quite a man, one as a believer who was determined to return to Ireland and presch the ‘Good News message was Jesus on the stake and risen from the dead. This message has not changed today, it is still the same as it was the those first who witnessed these events.

Being a Christian believer is not about saying words like a mantra of hail mary’s or going to confession, taking mass. It is about a personal relationship every day with Jesus and obeying His ways. It is about doing good deeds wither we are thanked or not.

Mark 13:12-13,  Luke 9:1-5,  1 Peter 3, 7.

God is moving in Africa. Part-One.

100 years on.

When we look back one hundred years ago to the continent of Africa, we do not see much of God’s power at work. Yes many thousands of people were converting to ‘Christianity, but there was no out pouring of the Holy Spirit as in recent times.

It was said by many great Evangelical preachers in the UK and the U.S.A. ‘that many missionaries sent out to Africa, were doing nothing to reach the lost. But instead they were lounging around.

Today millions of people in Africa are coming to a personal knowledge and relationship of Jesus. Nations such as Uganda refuse to accept homosexuality as normal, while other nations are being attacked by western sanctions and Muslim extremism.

But the ‘Ekklesia of Jesus grows on. Amen. Psalm 69:32-33,  119:88.

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