Focus    on Purpose
Focus    on Purpose
If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing
Focus    on Purpose
If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing
© Focus On Purpose July 2017 - 2018

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Law, Grace, and Relationship -2

In the previous blog I shared my testimony of how living life according to law brings turmoil, bondage, confusion, shame, etc. Paul tells us that this way of life …

Law, Grace, and Relationship -1

I don't know how many times this blog entry has been written and discarded, sometimes even getting to the point of publishing it, but just knowing…

Honour and Drought

There are two basic versions of the creation account: Evolution and Creation. Evolution is the story of death. Creation is the story of Life. The story of …

Choose Life

Imagine for a moment that you have been given tickets for you and your family to go on a holiday of a lifetime. The days feel like months as you anticipate your departure date…

New Glasses

Early last month I had to get a new pair of glasses, after the earpiece of my old pair fell off one evening. This old pair was my first pair of multi- focal glasses …

Roger

Meet Roger. Roger was a feral ginger tomcat who had been around for a few years. I cannot say when I first became aware of him – perhaps three or four …

Baptism

As we saw last week, in Matthew 28: 18-20, the command Jesus gave to the disciples was that wherever we are in the course of our day, we are to…

Making Disciples

Last week we looked at fruit that glorifies God, and we saw that this fruit has more to do with our taking on the character of God as we abide in Jesus, than …

What is the Fruit?

In John 15:4 Jesus tells us that unless we abide in Him, we cannot bear fruit. In verse 8, He tells us that it is by bearing much fruit that the Father is glorified. He also says …

Abiding in Christ

Last week, as we looked at salvation, we briefly looked at Jesus' command to abide in Him. What does it mean to ‘abide in Christ’? How do you know  …

What is Salvation?

Salvation is not about being saved from hell. Paul says, “We who  are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but  …

Building On the Rock

But what about those times when it seems God's promise is not fulfilled? Is 'hope deferred' a fact of life that I must just accept, something with which I must learn to live? …

Evidence-Based Faith

Last week I quoted an article written by a Rabbi, that I am sure has ruffled your thoughts - it certainly did mine! The Rabbi stated: “A conviction based on desire or feelings …

Growing Faith

Last week I asked a question I did not answer :  What makes a belief drop from the head to the heart? Then, having dropped from the head to the heart, how …

What is Faith? Part 2

This week's blog has been a difficult one to write as I find myself in the turmoil of my own paradigm shift. Last week we had a look at faith as a belief that pleases God, and…

What is Faith?

So, what is righteousness? Righteousness is not just about doing right things; it is about right being, resulting in ...

Walk With God

A couple of weeks ago we began looking at what it meant to "do well."  In Genesis 4:7 God told Cain that if he does well, his 'face will be lifted up'. In other words…

Walk to Completion

Last week we saw that the first occurance of the Hebrew word translated as 'perfect', is used to describe Noah : 'Noah was righteous and perfect in his time …

What Does God Mean, “Do Well”?

God often speaks in ways that are often shrouded in mystery. How many times have you read something in the Bible, been given a prophetic word, had a …

Overcoming Anger

There is are important principles to keep in mind when interpreting the Bible. One of these is the "Law of First mention." This 'Law' states that the first time …

Watching Over Your Heart

Have you ever felt jealous of someone else's relationship with God? They seem to just 'get it'. It seems God answers them almost the moment after they …

A Matter of the Heart

Have you ever received a gift that made you feel as though you had no value in the eyes of the giver? I was once given …

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Focus    on Purpose
If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing
© Focus On Purpose July 2017 - 2018  

Blog Archive 2

Focus    on Purpose
Focus    on Purpose
If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing

Law, Grace, and Relationship -2

In the previous blog I shared my testimony of how living life according to law brings turmoil, bondage, confusion, shame, etc. Paul tells us that this way of life …

Law, Grace, and Relationship -1

I don't know how many times this blog entry has been written and discarded, sometimes even getting to the point of publishing it, but just knowing…

Honour and Drought

There are two basic versions of the creation account: Evolution and Creation. Evolution is the story of death. Creation is the story of Life. The story of …

Choose Life

Imagine for a moment that you have been given tickets for you and your family to go on a holiday of a lifetime. The days feel like months as you anticipate your departure date…

New Glasses

Early last month I had to get a new pair of glasses, after the earpiece of my old pair fell off one evening. This old pair was my first pair of multi-focal glasses …

Roger

Meet Roger. Roger was a feral ginger tomcat who had been around for a few years. I cannot say when I first became aware of him – perhaps three or four …

Baptism

As we saw last week, in Matthew 28: 18-20, the command Jesus gave to the disciples was that wherever we are in the course of our day, we are to…

Making Disciples

Last week we looked at fruit that glorifies God, and we saw that this fruit has more to do with our taking on the character of God as we abide in Jesus, than …

What is the Fruit?

In John 15:4 Jesus tells us that unless we abide in Him, we cannot bear fruit. In verse 8, He tells us that it is by bearing much fruit that the Father is glorified. He also says …

Abiding in Christ

Last week, as we looked at salvation, we briefly looked at Jesus' command to abide in Him. What does it mean to ‘abide in Christ’? How do you know  …

What is Salvation?

Salvation is not about being saved from hell. Paul says, “We who  are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but  …

Building On the Rock

But what about those times when it seems God's promise is not fulfilled? Is 'hope deferred' a fact of life that I must just accept, something with which I must learn to live? …

Evidence-Based Faith

Last week I quoted an article written by a Rabbi, that I am sure has ruffled your thoughts - it certainly did mine! The Rabbi stated: “A conviction based on desire or feelings …

Growing Faith

Last week I asked a question I did not answer :  What makes a belief drop from the head to the heart? Then, having dropped from the head to the heart, how …

What is Faith? Part 2

This week's blog has been a difficult one to write as I find myself in the turmoil of my own paradigm shift. Last week we had a look at faith as a belief that pleases God, and…

What is Faith?

So, what is righteousness? Righteousness is not just about doing right things; it is about right being, resulting in ...

Walk With God

A couple of weeks ago we began looking at what it meant to "do well."  In Genesis 4:7 God told Cain that if he does well, his 'face will be lifted up'. In other words…

Walk to Completion

Last week we saw that the first occurance of the Hebrew word translated as 'perfect', is used to describe Noah : 'Noah was righteous and perfect in his time …

What Does God Mean, “Do Well”?

God often speaks in ways that are often shrouded in mystery. How many times have you read something in the Bible, been given a prophetic word, had a …

Overcoming Anger

There is are important principles to keep in mind when interpreting the Bible. One of these is the "Law of First mention." This 'Law' states that the first time …

Watching Over Your Heart

Have you ever felt jealous of someone else's relationship with God? They seem to just 'get it'. It seems God answers them almost the moment after they …

A Matter of the Heart

Have you ever received a gift that made you feel as though you had no value in the eyes of the giver? I was once given …

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