When you try to imagine God, what does he look like in your mind's eye?We See God in Jesus God is a spiritual being, with no physical body, invisible to the human eye. But we see him in the person of Jesus Christ. He tells us who he is, and explains him to us. Taking Responsibility for your Relationship with Christ Your relationship with God is never static; … [Read more...] about We Believe | What Does God Look Like? (Colossians 1)
Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week: Abide in Jesus Jesus invites us to connect in him; to abide in him. But for many of us, that seems like really hard work. But the good news is if we open ourselves to him, Jesus comes to us. Moment by moment, day by day, God gives his grace to enable us to abide in Jesus. You Need More Margin The busier … [Read more...] about Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 05/05/18
We try really hard to love like Jesus and often we succeed. But in our humanity we sometimes seem incapable of loving others as Jesus loves us. How can we grow towards this?The key is to remain in Jesus, and to make sure he remains in you. Live your life in such a way that Jesus continues to remain in you. Fruit, especially love is the natural outcome of remaining … [Read more...] about Fruity Christians (John 15)
Would you like to be more loving, more joyful, more at peace, more patient, more kind, more good, more faithful, more gentle, more self-controlled? In other words, spiritually fruitful? Then I have the answer!Jesus' Last Minute Instruction Just before Jesus went to the cross, he had some last minute instructions for his followers. One most important one was this: Remain … [Read more...] about Spiritually Fruitful? Stay Connected
Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week: Being a Good Witness Are you a good witness? God calls each Christian to tell everyone his story. But sometimes we don't fully understand his story. We need to spend time in his Word to witness effectively. Building Each Other Up What do you talk about in church? How's your conversation? This … [Read more...] about Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 21/04/18
Are you a good witness? God calls each Christian to tell everyone his story. But sometimes we don't fully understand his story.What is a Good Witness? A good witness is one who sees clearly, but also understands what they are seeing. According to Luke, Jesus spent most of his time after the resurrection explaining to people what it all meant. The women at his tomb are … [Read more...] about Being a Good Witness
As spiritual leaders, we are called to follow the Good Shepherd, and care for our flock, our people.Spending Time with People God loves his people, he cares for them, and his agenda for his leaders and pastors is to do the same. We do that in a variety of ways. We lead them. We teach them. We pray for them. We organise things for them.But the bottom line is that we … [Read more...] about Smelling Like Sheep
So is resurrection power making a difference in your life? A week on from Easter, when you’ve remembered the transforming power of Jesus being raised from the dead, what’s changed in you? In your heart? In your soul?How has what you’ve done this week changed because of Jesus’ resurrection power living in you?Following Christ's Life Example God … [Read more...] about What’s Changed Since Easter?
The resurrection of Jesus changed everything! It ushered in a whole new world.Resurrection Doubts You may have your doubts, of course. Thomas, one of Jesus' followers did. He had said he would have to see and touch the nail prints and the scar in Jesus' side before he would believe he had risen from the dead.But when Jesus appeared to him and invited him to do just … [Read more...] about Hark! the Resurrection has happened!
Have the celebrations of Easter Sunday left you cold? Sometimes, our circumstances are so dark that we just don't feel like joining in.Have You Lost All Hope? For whatever reason, you may feel confused, desperate or afraid. You may feel as if you have lost all you had hoped for. Your life might resemble Good Friday much more than Easter Sunday now. I don't want to … [Read more...] about Claiming Resurrection Power