Articles tagged with: faith

Unshakable faith from the book of Daniel

Unshakable faith from the book of Daniel

Unshakable faith from the book of Daniel by Shana Heslin

Many of us have already lost friends, jobs and other life opportunities because of our faith in God, and for our commitment to His law. Many have undertaken a commitment to God with a willingness to sacrifice everything, even ones life, to honour God. However, are we really so convicted that we would stand firm in life-and-death circumstances?

Faith, a miracle and healing

Faith, a miracle and healing

Faith, a miracle and healing by Bill Bradford

For years a man sat in the way where people passed to the Temple. He was born crippled, and relied on the pity of those going to the temple to worship to offer him some token of kindness. It never occurred to him that he would receive a miracle of kindness. The Apostle Peter gave him all that he had.

Why did Peter choose to heal the man on that particular day? We all need not only physical healing but also spiritual.

The headless horse

The headless horse by Reg Wright

The other day I saw a statue of a headless horse. I don't know the reason for it being headless. As it was displayed in a park in public view, I would think there was a legitimate reason for it being headless. It may be that those who commissioned the statue ran out of money. Perhaps it was vandalism? Whatever the reason, it was quite thought-provoking.

A leader I can follow

A leader I can follow

A leader I can follow by Bill Bradford

How can we be sure that Jesus is the author and the finisher of our faith? He is the one who starts our path towards having a relationship with our Heavenly Father and He will also see us through to the finish.

What is the law of the rain?

What is the law of the rain?

Rain, in the Word of God is something God sends or withholds. What is the law of the rain? by Bill Bradford

Our weather scientists are able to explain weather patterns that affect our great agricultural industry in Australia. They are able to predict the amount of moisture we will receive from year to year through measurement of ocean temperatures, among other data. Predicting life giving rain leaves out one great factor. Rain, in the Word of God is something God sends or withholds.

I can resist everything but temptation (and chocolate)

I can resist everything but temptation (and chocolate)

I can resist everything but temptation (and chocolate) by Roger Waite

The famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde once jokingly said, "I can resist everything but temptation." Most of us struggle with habits and even addictions that get the better of us over and over again. If we are trapped with such problems how do we break free?

When we fall victim to sin we do so because we believe certain lies that accompany those sins. In order to be freed from sin we need to recognize those lies and counter those lies with the truth. There are a whole host of different lies and different lines that Satan uses on us to lure us into sin. Let's look at two of the most common lies as examples of this point of countering the lies of sin with the truth.

Confidence in the One who sustains all

Confidence in the One who sustains all

Confidence in the One who sustains all by Bill Bradford

We pass into the new year with story after story of tragedy after tragedy, sadness after sadness. As we move closer to the "end of this age," as the disciples of Christ expressed it, we of all people need to strive in hope because that hope is founded in the One who sustains all.
The mind of Christ

The mind of Christ

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5). The mind of Christ by Bill Bradford

 

Do you have the mind of Christ? As a human, the mind of Christ is perhaps the greatest of all things we can acquire but it doesn't come easily.

Prayer answered

Prayer answered

Are you ready to have your prayers answered? Prayer answered by Bill Bradford

" ... many people pray without any sense of assurance that there is a living and powerful God who hears their prayers, or that they are praying to a God who has offered forgiveness for their sins ...." commented Barna from the George Barna research company.