... he was looking for the city ... whose architect and builder is God Hebrews 11:10 There is an architecture of the Spirit which will build the city of God. It is not what many of us have thought of as “The New Testament Pattern”, nor is it “The New Apostolic Reformation”. And it is definitely not “The Local Church”, or even “The Organic Church”! It is rather an artistry … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores walking in God’s Ways, as a Christian believer, but also as a society.
What are God’s ways? Certainly not ours as we pride oursleves on doing it "my way", and this is despite news media daily broadcasting the result—accelerating societal breakdown. God’s ways are therefore not only personal, but societal and ethical; they are the knowledge of God and his law for all humankind practically applied; they are wisdom for living.
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God’s ways therefore involve:
- Law and Gospel
- Social Ethics
- Path to Maturity
- Life in the Spirit
- Bible Characters
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:3 JRR Tolkien's classic, The Lord of the Rings, captures the essence of the kingdom quest. Frodo Baggins, a humble Hobbit, is entrusted with the carrying of the one ring to the land of Mordor where he casts it into the Crack of Doom, destroying the Dark Lord and his reign forever. He thereby rescues Middle … [Read more...]
... for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 1 Peter 4:14 In unprecedented measures and in unusual ways God is about to pour out his glory on the earth. But before he does, let us consider what the `glory' is. The Hebrew word for `glory', kabod, carries the meaning of `heaviness' or `weight'. And throughout Scripture it usually signifies the revelation of God's … [Read more...]
... hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 Just as the outer man is subject to the attack of infection and various toxins, so also, the inner man. According to the Oxford Reference Dictionary to be immune is to be, "resistant to a particular infection, toxin etc., owing to the presence of specific antibodies..." There is a place of immunity where our inner life is safe … [Read more...]
And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us … John 1:14 God’s purpose has always been to dwell with men. From the beginning of time to its culmination, from Eden to the New Jerusalem, this has been his singular desire. In the Garden, it was God’s habit to come down and commune with the first human community, most probably at the close of each … [Read more...]