Monday, 25 January 2016
David Pawson said that problems from outside the church cannot destroy the church but problems from inside can.
How do we keep the church in the world and how do we keep the church out of the world?
Kingdom life is following the leading of the Lord, listening to the Lord’s voice and following the way of the Lord.
Smith Wigglesworth said, “Read the Word. Consume the Word until the Word consumes you. Believe the Word. Act on the Word.”
As we behold Him, we become like Him. When we yield to the Holy Spirit, we yield to righteousness.
Spiritual maturity is allowing the Spirit of God to be in charge. God is the head of Christ. Christ is the head of the church. Unity is the result of understanding things from God’s perspective.
Paul wrote: What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? ONLY SERVANTS, through whom you came to believe – AS THE LORD HAS ASSIGNED TO EACH HIS TASK.
God gives opportunities, growth and rewards (1 Corinthians 3:5-8). God is the Giver. God does not reward the talents and gifts because God is the One who gives. God rewards the labour.
The church is called to labour in the things of God.
Make A Difference (song)
Won’t You Lord/Take a look at our hands/Everything we have/Use it for Your plan/Won’t You Lord/Take a look at our hearts/Mold it, refine it/As You set us apart.
We want to run to the altar/And catch the fire/To stand in the gap/Between the living and the dead/Give us a heart of compassion/For a world without vision/We will make a difference/Bringing hope to our land.
We will answer the call/To build this church without walls/Let Your glory be shown/Bring salvation to the lost/To the lost.
Dear Father God, let the word of Christ dwell in us richly … (Colossians 3:16), amen.
Rick Renner: In Greek, ‘richly’ is ‘plousios’. It means incredible abundance; extreme wealth. These words describe people so full of the Word of God that their entire being is affected. Their hearts are full of joy; their minds are flooded with wisdom and understanding; and their mouths are singing songs to the Lord … Don’t take another step without making the decision to let God’s Word play an important role in your life. As you do, the Word of God will enrich you with spiritual wisdom and insight. Unquote
Lam Yee Ling