Many people seek meaning in their lives. Psychiatrist, William Glasser, identifies 4 Basic Psychological Needs; Belonging, Freedom, Power, and Fun. In one respect, the meeting of these basic needs reflect Jesus’ heart that our lives be fulfilled. The gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost is God’s way of providing a hope-filled, abundant life.
The story of the healing of the crippled man (John 5) is the story of the healing power of a relationship. Jesus wasn’t interested in the superstition associated with the bubbling waters of Bethesda… he was interested in a relationship with a crippled man who had no one to help. That same heart is his [...]
Dreams get broken. Despair follows. It’s a familiar story and pattern throughout history. The disciples dream was broken with the death of Jesus. Despair filled their hearts. But Jesus’ resurrection restored their broken dreams and brought hope. Jesus’ Easter resurrection brings hope to us too. It’s a game-changer for us!
Obedience is a tricky one for families. What rules do we stick to; what do we let slide. To understand obedience we need understand the nature of the relationship that the rules are given in. Here is the maxim; “How a person responds to a rule depends on how they relate to the rule-maker”. This [...]
Science has proven that chickens establish a pecking order within minutes of being placed together. We too, often create pecking orders in our lives – even without knowing it. Yet Jesus, who had every reason to consider himself at the top of the roost, considered Pecking Orders as inherently evil. He invites us to live [...]
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