After learning to leave our practical needs in God’s care, along with the needs of the world, Jesus now teaches us to bring before him the matters of our hearts as well as he teaches us a lesson on forgiveness.
Instead of being anxious about them, Jesus invites us to pray every day for our every day needs, and the needs of the world, expecting that our faithful God will provide.
Praying ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven’ is a risky, bold, audacious prayer – but it’s the only way to experience God’s best for us and for our world.
Why pray? For that matter, how do we pray? Join us as we look this month at Jesus’ teaching on prayer, which begins by offering a proper perspective that leads to a right response.
Play an alternative game – act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.
Jesus shows us that the way to live life as Kingdom People is through submitting to the Father’s authority and coming to him in prayer.
As apprentices of Jesus Christ, we are perfectly capable of doing what He did through faith in Him and by the power of His Spirit, but we’ll never know until we try and keep trying.
To fulfil our calling as disciples, making disciples, we need God’s power. Pentecost is our invitation to the dance of the Holy Trinity, enabling us to live as Christ lived: hearing and responding to the Father’s voice, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus finds faith and understanding of the Kingdom of God in an unexpected place. Does he find it in our response to and exercise of authority?
Experiencing life in the Kingdom of God requires having faith like a child and looking to our Heavenly Father who gives good gifts to His children to empower us for His Kingdom Mission.
Nicodemus wonders how Jesus can do the things he does. Jesus tells Nicodemus that to understand and experience it for himself he must be born into the Kingdom of God as a new-born spiritual baby. Only then will he have the opportunity to grow in spiritual sight, hearing and understanding, in order to do what Jesus is doing as a man fully alive in the Spirit. The same exciting opportunity exists for us.
For many, Jesus’ supernatural ministry on earth is only a signpost to his identity as the Son of God. But what if there’s more to it than that? And if so, how would that impact our ability to be Kingdom People?
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