Tag Archives: Philippians 2:12-13

294. Changing The World Through Prayer. Praying Through Ephesians 2:8-10

How good do you have to be to get into heaven? It surprises some people to discover that being “good” is not the criterion for entering into heaven. Rather it is through the new and living way [Heb 10:20] into … Continue reading

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282. Factors Influencing Mental Health. Human Enemy No.2. THE ENEMY WITHIN US. The Flesh. Our Fallen Human Nature. (Study 2 of 3.)

For centuries people have argued whether humans are born good or born evil. Some talk of the ‘innate goodness of humankind” meaning that humans are basically good at heart. But human experience would cast doubt on that theory. It is … Continue reading

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264. Lent. What is it? Any relevance for me in 2018?

(This is adapted from an article I wrote this year for a Christian Magazine in Florida USA. It has recently been published.) If we were to ask people on the street what is “Lent?” they may come up with an … Continue reading

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198. Does God Really Listen To Us When We Pray? Some Thoughts On Prayer. 1 John 5:14-15

A friend recently remarked that when he prayed he often wondered if anyone was listening. He said he believed that God did listen but nevertheless the thought kept coming back. In reply I mentioned some of the Bible verses that … Continue reading

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138. Rejecting God’s Commandments Means Missing Out On His Blessings

We live in a world that by and large rejects the God of the Bible. You can see it increasingly in the way that Christians are being persecuted in many parts of the world, yet so few people seem to … Continue reading

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114. THE “ABCDE” OF BECOMING MORE OPEN TO GOD FOR HIS BLESSING. “C” for Consecrating

There is a twofold aspect to Christian living. One is that God is at work in us to make us what He wants us to be. The other aspect is our willing response to His work in us so that … Continue reading

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024. Pentecost. Part 2. God Motivates and Empowers His People. Philippians 2:12-13

We CAN do what is pleasing to God. In the previous blog we saw how God had promised in the Old Testament that in the new age of the Spirit (under the New Covenant He would initiate with His people) … Continue reading

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