Through Christ Alone

Series: Spiritual Warfare Ephesians 6:14b – Having put on the breastplate of righteousness:  Paul recognizes the important need to have our spiritual vitals covered in righteousness.  The Roman soldier’s breastplate could be metal, adhering to the shape of the body or like a chain mail and leather. A soldier could not fight effectively fight without…

Battle Ready

Series: Spiritual Warfare Ephesians 6:14a – Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth Strictly, the belt is not part of the armor.  And yet, the belt was no mere adornment of the Roman soldier, but an essential part of his equipment. The belt played a crucial role in the effectiveness of soldier’s armor. It…

Divine Possession

Isaiah 43:1 – But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you….

Hang On, Keep On!

Revelation 3:21 – To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. The dictionary meaning of ‘perseverance’ is continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition, obstacles and setbacks. Perseverance is not giving…

A Well-Watered Soul

Psalm 1:3 (NIV) That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. What a refreshing picture. Fresh lush green leaves on a tree laden with much fruit. The Psalmist here likens man to a tree. He draws up…

The Habit Of – ‘Why Me Lord?’

Job 2:10 (ESV): But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil? ‘Why me Lord?’ We have all asked this question at some point in life. But the question today is when do you ask this question? When life…

Part 8: Fix Your Eyes

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:10-12 – Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the…

Part 7:Bridge Builders

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Peace refers to freedom from disturbance. It means tranquillity. The Lord is saying to His disciples, there is a blessing for those who are peacemakers. “The verse which precedes it speaks of the blessedness of ‘the pure in…

Not Easy, Not Fair

1 Samuel 30:6 (NKJV) – Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. David had hit rock bottom. Life was not easy for David. Though anointed the next king of…

Extra Mile

Genesis 24:18-19 (NIV) “Drink my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” Abraham has sent his oldest servant on an all-important mission.  Abraham…