|13. Belong. Believe. Become. Jesus as a friend.
We all need a personnel relationship with God, so that the BIG picture means anything at all. What do you look for in a friend? What is Jesus like as a friend? He gets involved in our lives. This inspires SECURITY. He understands us. This inspires INNER PEACE. He keeps his promises to us. This inspires TRUST. He saves us. This inspires CONFIDENCE. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! What do you look for in a friend?
Steve Petch, 15/04/2018
|12. Belong. Believe. Become. The Faith to Believe.
What is faith? Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit. We need to steward it well and see it grow otherwise it will be strangled and die. Faith is believing what God says is true, is true. Growing in faith is a journey. Barriers to faith – Misunderstanding, Lack of knowledge, Cynicism, Religion, Fear, Self-Righteousness and Pride. Which ones prevent you from growing in faith? What are you in faith for? What is holding you back from growing in faith?
Steve Petch, 08/04/2018
|11. Belong. Believe. Become. Resurrection Power.
How Jesus turns fear and doubt into peace and faith. Jesus says, take heart because I have overcome your fears and my power as the resurrected Jesus is here for you... do you want it, do you want to receive peace? The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to you to help you overcome fear. What doubts are you harbouring that are holding you back? Jesus would say to you receive my peace. What will help you deal with your doubt …read the book of John it will do you good.
Christopher Hawes, 01/04/2018