Three qualities that Jesus commends the church are characteristics we need to examine our lives against – we know our weakness is made strong through Jesus alone, we are soaked and dedicated to His word and obey it, we persevere to the end.
Di is married to Doug and has 3 sons, Keaton, Hudson and Jordan. She runs her own business, training hundreds of managers and leaders to manage their businesses and achieve success. Her passion is in seeing people grow to their full potential, living lives centred on Jesus.
Taking comfort in knowing Jesus is the beginning and the end. To then stand up for our faith in Jesus and we will receive a crown of eternal life.
Understanding the true purpose of trouble, we can not only learn from it but be able to reach out and comfort others when they need it.
Looking at your battles knowing God is on your side will give you a better perspective and focus. Rely on the Holy Spirit to guide you on what to do, when to do it and how to do it.
Understanding we have two callings as Christians. The first is to God himself, accepting Jesus as our Saviour, and the second is to bring God the glory and extend His kingdom in everything we do.
Meditation on Psalm 23 – finding God’s rest
The genealogy of Jesus shows us that everyone, with all different sin, is acceptable to God as part of Jesus’ family.
The Fourth commandment to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy is often seen as a suggestion. We are called to obey all Ten Commandments and keep the Sabbath holy by dedicating it to the Lord.
Using the 3 maturity age groups that John uses, the characteristics are unpacked and explained to highlight where people are in their Christian walk with Jesus. Then, to encourage people to move forward and keep growing. Where are you in your spiritual growth and maturity? Looking at different characteristics of maturity, identify where you are and what areas you need to grow in 2019
Taking Jesus’ instructions to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him, can we say that we are crucified with Christ and it is no longer I that live but Christ who lives in me.