Category Archives: Mental Health

448. “How to Grow in Faith.” Core Teaching Stage 3 Topic 4

There have been many definitions of faith such as simply taking the letters of the word “faith” and forming the phrase, ”Forsaking All In Trusting Him!” Hebrews 11:1 says, “faith gives substance to our hopes.” The writer of Wuests’ Word Studies, KS Wuest  wrote, “Faith apprehends as a … Continue reading

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447. A New Way Of Living. Insights from Ephesians 5. [Core Teaching Stage 3. Topic 3].

Paul has stressed the newness of Christians in a number of ways in this epistle.  In Ephesians 4:32, he wrote of the need to be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ, God forgave you.  … Continue reading

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446. GOOD NEWS FOR HUMANS. WE CAN BE DIFFERENT. Core Teaching Stage 3 Topic 2.

We have to face the facts about our human situation. Humans are made in the image of God, but that image has been defaced to some extent. We are no longer perfect in any area of our lives. We need … Continue reading

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443. CORE TEACHING ON HEALING. SUMMARY OF STAGE 1 TOPICS

I have posted several topics on this site giving teaching on Stage 1 that I developed and taught as Leader of the Healing Ministry at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney when I was the Leader from 1988 to 2006. I was … Continue reading

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442. GOD’S GRACE IS AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO HAVE FAITH. [Core Teaching Stage 2. Topic 6].

What is grace? One definition is “The unmerited love and favour of God toward human beings.” That is the meaning behind the various forms of the word. One of the terms that became well known during the Reformation was the … Continue reading

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441. Memories One Can Never Forget. “Your wife has just passed away.”

As I write this today I recall just 3 years ago yesterday [on the last Thursday of the month 31 October 2019] I was about to leave my beloved wife Carole in the Palliative Care ward in a neighbouring town. … Continue reading

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440. PRAYER AND THE PRAYER OF FAITH. [Core Teaching Stage 2 Topic 5.]

In this article, we look at how prayer has to be based on the character of God, and on the promises He has revealed to us in His word. We look in particular at the term “prayer of faith” in … Continue reading

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439. GUIDELINES FOR PRAYING FOR PEOPLE WITH THE LAYING ON OF HANDS. Core 2 Topic 4B. [This follows on from the previous article No.438 on the biblical background to the Laying on of hands.]

The following were guidelines for those who were authorised to pray for people at the Healing Services in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney when I was the Leader of the Healing Ministry from 1988 to 2006. They have been adapted to … Continue reading

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438. THE VALUE OF THE MINISTRY OF PRAYER WITH THE LAYING ON OF HANDS. Core 2 Topic 4A 

James in chapter 5:13 writes that we need to have the right sort of attitudes in life.  “Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise.” If that is so, what is the … Continue reading

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437. GETTING THE RIGHT FOCUS TO OBTAIN WHOLENESS IN LIFE. [Based on 2 Corinthians chapters 3 and 4.] Core Teaching Stage 2 Topic 3

Humans need to get the right focus as they live in this world. Otherwise they miss out on the blessings the Creator God has in store for them. It is so easy to get a wrong focus in life so … Continue reading

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