2017 - MONDAY 24 APRIL COMING INTO FAITH 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. I think there are five steps on the journey of coming into faith. 1. CONFRONTED BY FAITH The good news of Jesus Christ - dying to save man from sin - is the most confronting truth we will ever receive. It demands a response! Either receive Christ by faith - or reject him. That is why the gospel upsets people. It is not for information - but activation. You begin your journey into faith - when you repent of your sin, and receive Christ as Saviour. 2. CREATED BY FAITH When you receive Christ, you become a brand new creation - and are born again into God's family. You now have God's DNA within you. You are no longer the same person. 3. CONFORMED BY FAITH Coming into faith is all about being conformed into the image of Christ. Your desire in life is now to be like Him. You want to reflect His nature and bring glory to His name. 4. CLEANSED BY FAITH Coming into faith involves a good clean out of old things. It takes some time to get rid of the rubbish, but clean it out you will. Your desire to come into faith - pushes you on - to continue the clean out. Old things are dead and dumped. Gone forever 5. COMPLETED BY FAITH Behold all things have become brand new. Coming into faith demands that you embrace the new - Vision - Values and Voices - of your new God world. Don't tell me you live for God if you are not continually coming into faith - in an ever increasing measure. Coming into faith - is three things. A. Finding your life in His son. B. Finding your place in His church. C. Finding your purpose in His cause. KEEP ON COMING INTO FAITH.
2017 - SUNDAY 23 APRIL SIGNIFICANCE Mark 4:30 Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.” SEVEN INGREDIENTS OF SIGNIFICANCE There are seven essential ingredients to the Kingdom of God. 1. SOWER Heaven needs a host to carry the seed of blessing into their world. The only role of a sower - is to get the seed from the storehouse - to the soil. YOU ARE THE ONE 2. SOIL The seed must be sown on the ground. It cannot multiply when stored away. You are a sower - not a soil inspector. YOU ARE STANDING ON GOOD GROUND 3. SEED The seed you have right now - is the seed to sow right now. You will never increase in life - by consuming all your seed. YOU HAVE SEED FOR SOWING RIGHT NOW. 4. SIZE The kingdom of God begins small. Never compare the size of your seed to the seed of others. God has put His Kingdom DNA into your sowing seed. His DNA is always multiplication. YOU PRODUCE BIG WITH GOD 5. SHOOTS The seed of faith grows into a mighty tree and shoots forth branches of blessing for all to enjoy. Blessing branches go out and over the wall to others. YOU ARE CALLED TO BRANCH OUT 6. SHADE The tree of blessing now grown - becomes a place of rest and refreshing for others. Kingdom seed - when sown and grown - always produces kingdom shade for others. YOU CAN PROVIDE SHELTER FOR OTHERS 7. SIGNIFICANCE Seed sown in faith, always has a significant outcome. Your seed of faith grows up to become greater than all other seeds. Significance is what drives a person to sow extravagantly. Kingdom significance is always measured by what you grow. IT IS NOT - WHERE YOU GO - OR WHAT YOU SHOW - BUT WHAT YOU GROW. SOW SMALL SEEDS IN FAITH - GROW BIG TREES IN FAVOUR
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