Don’t Get Stuck in the Past – 1 Samuel 16

There are lessons in 1 Samuel 16 concerning the risk of getting stuck in the past – excessively mourning over past mistakes and failures, or looking to the past to identify what God wants to do now.

God wants us to quit mourning, get filled and led with the Holy Spirit, overcome our fears, obey Him and discern with spiritual discernment so we can avoid the traps that challenged the prophet Samuel.

Video – The Three Stages of Christian Maturity

1 John 2:12-14 mentions three stages of Christian maturity. This video explores what these stages are, what they mean, and what God is looking for at each stage.

1 John 2:3-6 – The Challenge to Walk Closely with God

The apostle John makes some remarkable statements which fly in the face of much of what people understand by the gospel. According to John, you don't know Jesus if you don't keep His commandments.

Abiding in Jesus and keeping His Word means living as Jesus lived, with a clear channel of communication with God, with the love of God and with access to the supernatural power of God.

Pet Parrots or Eagle Christians?

(Extracted from "I've got You Covered" – by Stuart Gramenz – pg 74,75)

 

Some church goers have felt more like pet parrots than eagles. As we know, the owners of pet parrots gain great pleasure out of hand-feeding them and showing them to others. As a result of being caged, they are confined in their activities and, because they can't enjoy the natural pleasure of flying, other things are placed in a cage to keep them amused. They are also trained to talk, but can only repeat what their owner teaches them to say.

 

Keys to Hearing the Voice of God

We need to learn to hear God's voice better. If it is true that God has a plan for our lives, if it is true that God spoke to people in the times of the Bible, if it is true that the Holy Spirit lives within us, then surely it ought to be normal for us to know things by the Spirit of God concerning what the specific will of God is for our lives.

Personal Revival Manual – Catch the Glorious Fire

This book was written by Paul Quadros, a man of God who has been involved in church planting, pastoring and evangelism for many years. He has been a senior elder within the vast New Life Movement International Trust in Mumbai churches. Having known Paul closely and personally I would highly recommend his ministry and writings. He is someone who has demonstrated great love for God, for people, for the church and for lost souls and has a wealth of experience in serving others.

Paul can be contacted by email on paulquadros @[email protected] gmail DOT com. Just get rid of the [email protected]

Each Word from God Prepares the Way for the Next

The Scriptures show that when God wants to get a message across to people, He usually prepares people for it. God speaks today to His people by the Holy Spirit.

John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Mere Success vs A Life of Significance

Success and Significance

What is success? It has been defined in various ways. I looked online to find out, One definition says: “Success is an event that accomplishes its intended purpose.” Others say, “Success is not an event, but a journey”. Others say, “You have to look at your own core values to work out what success means for you”. So there is not one universal definition of success.

A Forgotten Key to being that “Excellent” or “Virtuous” Wife of Proverbs 31.

What sincere Christian married woman is there today who has read the Bible and not been concerned to see if she could somehow measure up to the standard of the “excellent wife” of Proverbs 31?

Many women, especially women in the western world have tried and said that it is impossible.

How can this woman be a successful property trader, merchant, housekeeper, trader, industrialist, wife and mother all at the same time?

Most mothers I know feel guilty because they can hardly keep the house tidy!

The Purposes of God for Christians in Business

It was interesting to hear Mark Bilton speak about being “Called to Business” last night. Mark is the CEO of the Hagameyer multinational which controls several prominent brands, and turns over 300 million a year. He is also a dedicated Christian who sees his work as a big part of his ministry for God. Here are some of the key points from his message:

 

* Something about WORK itself honors God.

* God ordained work from before the Fall of Man – Adam had to keep the garden.

 

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