Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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Abundance in Him

Posted By at Wednesday, May 29, 2013

 

God’s motivation in His plan for you is His love for you.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Jesus taught that God the Father actually loves you as much as He loves Jesus.

John 17:20, 23b New Living Translation I am praying not only for these disciples, but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony… then the world will know that You sent Me and will understand that You love them as much as You love Me.

His Plan For You is the Abundant Life.

Jesus clearly defined the quality of life in God’s plan for you: John 10:10 I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Abundantly means: Superabundance, excessive, overflowing, surplus, over and above, more than enough, profuse, extraordinary, above the ordinary, more than sufficient.

The Abundant Life means: A life that supersedes the ordinary life you would normally live; an over and above life that overflows with good.

So God has a great benefit package for you. The Bible is God's Word for God’s benefit package of salvation.

Salvation means: Deliverance, preservation, liberation, safety, soundness, prosperity, well-being, and wholeness.

Salvation is God’s free gift to you. You don’t deserve it. You can’t earn it. You could never be good enough for it. It is available only by God’s grace.

Grace means: You weren’t capable of getting it for yourself, so Jesus got it for you and gave it to you as a gift.

Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

So receive it and enjoy it and give God praise for it in your life.

Norman

I have a NEW series entitled FACTS OF FAITH preached in our Sunday services. It is a 4 part CD series in an album.

  1. Faith Pleases God
  2. Faith Has a Voice
  3. Faith is a Choice
  4. What is Real Faith?

The set is yours for a gift of $20 to the Ministry & I will pay the postage.

Just send me an email for details. My FAITH IN ACTION series will be available shortly.

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Are You Abrahams Seed

Posted By at Wednesday, May 22, 2013

 

If you are Abraham's seed then you should be following in his footsteps.

The Word of God tells us in Romans 4:17 that Abraham believed God before he had the evidence of what he was believing for. He called the things that were not as though they were and ultimately, he saw God’s blessings in his life.

How should we follow in Abraham’s footsteps and enjoy the blessings, as he did?

Call yourself blessed.

If God says you are blessed, you are! Speak to yourself the way God’s Word speaks to you. You may not look like it, you may not feel like it, but God’s Word is the truth no matter what you can see or how you feel. 
 

Get God’s Word into your spirit.

Study and meditate on the Word of God until nothing can shake it. Don’t focus on negative circumstances - it’s all about your attitude and your mindset! Control your thoughts and choose to have 'The mind of Christ' as 1 Cor: 2:16 says. 
 

Refuse to let it go.

No matter what the circumstances look like, believe the Word and refuse to let go of the truth. Stick with it, lock onto it and don’t let it go!

If you do, then ultimately you will live in victory and walk in the blessing God has planned for your life.

Norman 

 

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Our Love Walk

Posted By at Wednesday, May 15, 2013

 

Mark 12:30-31 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.

31 And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Jesus said we have two primary responsibilities.

  1. To love God.
  2. To love our neighbour.

To love God that goes without saying, He wants everyone to come to that place of loving and following Him.

Though love may seem like some sort of vague emotion, it is really the substance of our lives. God is love—and so are we! Love is what drives everything we think, everything we feel, everything we say, and everything we do. Loving our neighbour is not some pleasant add-on to our lives. It is the very essence of our being . . . if we are being truly God like. Love is also the attractive force that draws us closer to one another.

What does it mean to love? It means to serve others and give of ourselves to others and to feel joy in other people’s joy. Love is not just a feeling. Love is also an action! And when we are acting from a love perspective we will find the closeness that we long for with our neighbours.

And who is the neighbour? The neighbour is the various people around us. But more specifically, it means everything good about the people around us. Loving our neighbour is looking for the good in people and loving, appreciating, and supporting it in them. When we truly love our neighbour we bring out the best in them . . . and in ourselves.

Then if there is something we wouldn’t like our neighbour to do to us? Then let us always remember that this is the thing we should not do to them.

Is there a thing we would like our neighbour to do to us? Then this is the very thing we should do to them.

Be kind to people and if they’re hard to please, don’t seek to please them, but to please your Christ Jesus.

Jesus did not say to please them but to love them. So love God and your neighbour because in so doing you are following the footsteps of Christ.

Norman 

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Jesus Gave Us Victory Over Satan

Posted By at Wednesday, May 08, 2013

 

Hebrews 10:11-14 11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.

The earthly High Priest could only go into the Holy Presence of God once every year and he could not sit down [there was no place for him to sit], because his work was never complete; the blood of innocent animals never could take away sin.

12 But this Man, [Jesus] after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,

13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.

14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

Where else could Jesus be seated but upon the Heavenly Mercy Seat, of which the former was but a type and shadow?

MERCY is when you do NOT get what you DO deserve.

GRACE is when you DO get what you do NOT deserve!

This is where you are now SEATED IN CHRIST, if you dare to believe the Word He has spoken!

Eph 2:6 seated in heavenly places in Christ.

THE THRONE OF GOD IN HEAVEN IS NOW THE BELIEVERS SEAT OF AUTHORITY: In the Old Testament it was The Mercy Seat but in the New Testament it is The Throne of Grace.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 9:12 KJV Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained ETERNAL redemption for us.

If Jesus had not defeated Satan there would be no redemption for us. Jesus won the victory in three areas:

  1. In His earthly ministry.
  2. In His sacrifice as a substitute for us.
  3. In making us New Creations.

We are now more than conquerors in Him.

Norman

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    How Do You Treat Others?

    Posted By at Wednesday, May 01, 2013

     

    Jesus said in Matthew 7.12 In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.

    In this verse Jesus gives us a basic rule on how to treat people.

    We are not to treat people the same way they treat us, we’re to treat people the way we would like them to treat us. This is how a Christian is to live.

    This is a golden rule! It doesn’t simply forbid petty malice, revenge, cheating and deceit. It does much more. It prevents the need to lay down endless little rules for our conduct in specific cases.

    It sweeps away the whole debatable ground with one great principle.

    It shows us a balance and measure, by which every one of us may see at once how we should act.

    Is there something we wouldn’t like our neighbour to do to us? Then we should always remember that this is the thing we ought not to do to him. Is there a thing we would like our neighbour to do to us? Then this is the very thing we ought to do to him.

    Just as a candle or lamp is not to be hid, but rather displayed so that everyone can benefit from its light, so a Christian must let his light and love so shine before men, that they might see his good works and glorify his Father which is in heaven.

    God has ordained us to go and bring forth fruit in John 15:16. The great commission of the Church is to reach the world and it will take His love to do so.

    Norman