Tag: Bible

Established in Prayer

When I was a new Christian in my early teens, one of the main arenas of discipleship and spiritual growth for me was the act of worship. I learnt how to play the guitar so that I could play worship songs. I had singing lessons so I could lead worship in church. In my own…

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Trusting God for daily bread

There is part of the Lord’s Prayer that asks God the father for daily bread. It is reminiscent of the Old Testament story of God providing mana from heaven to feed his people in the wilderness. This week I read Exodus and one of the things that stood out to me and challenged me was…

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Creation: Word and Spirit

IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH – Genesis 1:1 BY THE WORD OF THE LORD THE HEAVENS WERE MADE, AND BY THE BREATH OF HIS MOUTH ALL THEIR HOST – Psalm 33:6 God’s word is powerful, by it we hear the gospel. By it we receive faith and are able to…

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Loose Cords

“Your cords hang loose; they cannot hold the mast firm in its place or keep the sail spread out” – Isaiah 33:23 I came across this verse in my Bible readings this morning. I was convicted. There are a lot of areas in my life in which I can identify loose cords. Cords and rigging…

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Be someone worth imitating

I read an article recently which struck a bunch of chords and resonated with some of the principles which I highly value. The article was an excerpt from Bobby Jamieson’s recent book: The Path to Being a Pastor. (High up on my Wishlist at the moment!) So what stood out? Our western culture tries to…

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A Learning Posture

Each culture and sub-culture will have a slightly different definition of what constitutes a ‘learning posture’. In my neck of the woods, I think reading is characteristic of learning. For some it will be taking online video courses, listening to podcasts. For others it will look like a regular conversation with a wise mentor. We…

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Coffee-Preferences

Since the lockdown began around year and a half ago (how time flies!), I’ve taken up an interest in coffee. Of course, I’ve enjoyed coffee for quite sometime before COVID hit, but it’s really been since being stuck at home for so long that I’ve really been paying attention to brewing it with some semblance…

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Called or Qualified for Ministry?

In my experience of being a Christian within so called “charismatic” churches, I have heard quite a lot about being ‘called’ to church leadership. We talk about someone being ‘anointed’ to lead worship or being set apart by God for leadership in a local church. We might say that God has called us to minister…

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