The early church in the Book of Acts grew rapidly and then multiplied greatly. Thankfully they never forgot the principles Jesus taught them. Consequently, they raised up a continual stream of disciple-making leaders. If they had not, there would be no hope for our generation nor the generation that follows.
We can learn principles of faith in action from the widow in 2 Kings 4 who obeyed the prophet of God and put the one small jar of olive oil she had left in her house to work. Be like the widow, and pour out your oil where God tells you, then watch your greatest need become your greatest abundance.
How we pick and how we fight our battles determines the final outcome. Having weapons in this confrontation is important and how we deploy them even more important!
Jesus is the greatest model we have of a servant. He exemplified humility and obedience throughout his life and in his death, for us to learn and to follow him in being a servant in the kingdom of God.
Major storms and hurricanes have what are called steering currents. These currents keep the storms moving in a certain direction. Without the steering currents, the storms would be far more dangerous than they are. Your life of faith has a God given divine purpose. However it gets out of control if you lack spiritual steering currents. The book of Jude gives us some great insight into life in the Holy Spirit. Knowing and implementing practical action details is essential to staying on course in your trajectory of faith. Prayer, love, and outreach will steer you well, even when the ship of your life seems to be off course.
As believers in Jesus, we have the Spirit of God living in us. That means we can choose to be led by the Holy Spirit and obey His voice, instead … [Read more…]
Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later. But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ. That is why the Holy Spirit says,“Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your heart as Israel did when they rebelled, when they tested me in the wilderness.” Hebrews 3:5-8 Pastor Harley Kolterman speaks on obedience to the Spirit of God.
John 9:31-33 AMPC
30The man replied, Well, this is astonishing! Here a Man has opened my eyes, and yet you do not know where He comes from. [That is amazing!] 31We know that God does not listen to sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and a worshiper of Him and does His will, He listens to him. 32Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33If this Man were not from God, He would not be able to do anything like this.
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.” —Deuteronomy 28:1 NLT
Faith hears God’s voice and follows it. Pastor Harley Kolterman presents the faith that hears with by examining the lives of great people of faith. You can be one too.