31 July 2015

God can do (nearly) anything! By Jack Lewis

I am sure that nearly every Christian who reads this blog will agree with me that God it very powerful; but do we practice what we say about this subject often enough. We can say that we believe that God is all powerful, but if we never live this out then we will never see the full power and glory of God on this earth. What I mean by living this out is believing in- for example- God’s healing power and then practicing it by praying for the healing of a friend who has some sort of illness; and I know of or have seen many examples of where God does heal people in miraculous ways. And although he will not choose to heal every time, all he needs is for us to trust him and be bold in our faith and God will heal if it is his will. And if you believe that you are not as spiritually gifted as those people who can heal others, then remember this testimony (it is a true story): A friend of mine was out in McDonalds with his family and one of their friends, who had a heat rash. My friend’s two year old daughter prayed for this friend (who was a non-Christian at the time), and the rash instantly disappeared and has never returned! I think that story proves that God can heal at any time, in any place, and through any believing person. So next time you have a problem, don’t believe all the answers the world gives you, just lift your problem up to God and he will help you.
The God who raised people from the dead is certainly able to heal any illnesses you have, the God who owns everything can certainly help you through financial troubles, and the God who can move mountains can easily move doubts.

Why worry about what the world throws at you when the guy who can do anything is on your side; so take a leap of faith and trust him to help you!

(If you are wondering what God cannot do, the answer is he can’t sin!)

24 July 2015

God's Creation By Daniel Jukes

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (NIV) 

From this first verse in the Bible we clearly see that God created the earth. The earth did not come into being by a big bang or anything else people may tell us. The truth is that they don't want to acknowledge God so they had to come up with something else so they can leave God out of it.  

If you watch any TV programs about science they will  most likely to mention millions or billions of years. According to Google, scientists tell us the age of the earth is 4.54 billion years old that sounds crazy doesn't it? Well people have studied the Bible and they believe the earth is somewhere around  6,000 years old that's a big  difference isn't it. Which one is more believable? The second one of course. 

 The heavens declare the glory of God,  the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1 (NIV) 

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3 (NIV) 

We see God's handy work in everything around us in, animals, plants, the sky and even our own bodies, God designed everything we need to live on the earth he even gave us minds and imagination to create things for ourselves but nothing we can make is as good as what God has made. 

Let's thank God for his wonderful creation today not only today but everyday! 

Feel free to leave a comment. 

17 July 2015

Staying away from harmful addictions. By Jack Lewis

Often things happen to us that require a certain amount of resistance, and we often feel pushed to breaking point. Friends may constantly pester you to try out their new found “excitement”, which are often very ungodly things, like yoga, gambling, pornography, drugs, or witchcraft. It is easy to understand why people who have not known Jesus might be interested in, for example, witchcraft, as it allows them to see and do supernatural and incredible things that others can’t do, but they don’t realise that the dead are behind it all. Even something like yoga that is not quite so obviously evil, still originates from Hinduism and is something that we probably should not go near.

One thing to remember is that however much you are tempted, God will never push you beyond your breaking point, and he knows what your limits are, so it is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. So when you know that something is not good, stay away from it, and God will help you if you ask him.

God can also bring you out of addictions that you already have. Although it is tough to get rid of something that has been part of you for a long time, God will give you the strength and perseverance you need, and the bridges you can’t get over, God will carry you over.

Abstain from all appearance of evil.1 Thessalonians 5:22

10 July 2015

Running the race By Nathan Jukes

Life is like running a race, the things we do in life will affect the way our life will turn out. Some people lives go thought without any real goal, there life is just like eat, sleep and live. What are they running towards, they are running towards nothing really, they have no real goal to go towards in their lives? Sure they might think they have a goal in life that goal could to, run as far away from God as they possibly can, or to think to that they are doing good enough works to get to Heaven. But what do they live for without God? They are living for themselves or the Devil. There whole life flys by without much though for God and who he is. God’s name has become a swear word, so the people who misuse it really don’t think about God name unless they are using it to swear or take God’s name in vain. When they do it they admit that God is real but if they don’t seem to know that God is up there. So let’s move on to running the race for God.

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfected of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

As Christian in the race we need to fix our eyes, if we don’t we will fall. This means that if we don’t read our bibles and let other things take over, if we don’t keep close to God we will slip back in our walk with God. The pioneer and perfected of our faith, what does this mean? Jesus was the pioneer, Jesus was perfect he showed us how to live. Jesus is the perfected of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross. Taking the cross was a joy for Jesus, but he had to take the cross witch was the worse way to die in that time. Scorning its shame. Jesus had to take the punishment for us, taking our shame for his own to die for us. This last bit, And sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. When Jesus left this earth he went up to heaven, after he die on that wooden cross for us, he went to be with his Father in heaven and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the Prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)

Went there is a race there is always one winner, only one runner can get first place. They all run to get the prize but only one of them gets it. As Christian we should run to get the prize, we are not running against other Christians to get to Heaven. No we are all running as Christian to get the prize, there is no 1th 2th 3th 4th and so on with God, we all come in the same. There is only one thing that would stop some people from getting to Heaven and that is SIN. That stops some people from running the race, all they have to do is cry out to Jesus and he will save them. From that point they need to start running for God, to look toward the prize to have that as their goal. So to round it off we need to keep running, keep our eyes on Jesus and get the prize that God is preparing for us.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Do your best to come to me quickly. 2 Timothy 4:7-9 (NIV)

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3 July 2015

Reading the Bible By Jack Lewis

Reading the Bible can sometimes feel very tedious, and we are often left thinking, “what on earth is God trying to say to me through this”? I struggle a lot when reading the Bible, but about Christmas time I found a Bible reading program in the back of my four month old barely used Bible. I started reading it and have found that it has really helped me find the interesting and relevant parts of the Bible. I would recommend it to anyone, so I have it printed here. It works on 14 day sections (occasionally 13 or 15) and you can read them at any pace you want so don’t panic if you don’t manage to read one every day. Towards the end of the readings I have put the order of them more orally, but if it does not make sense in any way then just put a comment and I will reply to it.

Download the reading plan http://1drv.ms/1KyV26z (copy and paste link)