Living an Overcoming Life We believe the Bible instructs the Spirit-filled believer on how to live an overcoming life Peter the Apostle wrote to the Church and reminded them they had been given “…all things that pertain unto life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3). The instructions given in the New Testament to the Church are different in expectation to those given in the Old Testament (e.g. the Ten Commandments). Under the Old Testament, the expectation was that no-one would be able to live up to God’s ways. That they would continually be......
Have you ever heard statements like: ‘if he is a Christian then I don’t want to be one’ or ‘why do they do that if they are Christian’? Or you may have heard nice-sounding statements like ‘Christians are not perfect just forgiven’ or ‘Christians are only human’. The Bible provides clarity: so you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus1. We are no longer under the law but under grace2, and must not continue to sin. Under the Old Testament covenant mankind failed to stop......
Troubles do not come from God. We live in a world subject to the curse of the Law and that’s just the way things are. Like the seasons come and go, and we know that when it is winter, spring is just around the corner; when troubles come, we recognise them for what they are and realise that they will pass. However, when problems beset us, and they will, God has told us what to do to come through them stronger, victorious and with a testimony that if we pray, believe......
Perhaps, like me, you have heard many people complain that Christians are hypocrites. And maybe there is some truth to the statement. Why do some people not live up to the message they proclaim? There is a popular misconception that we must try hard to be good Christians. For many people, Christianity is a set of precepts that help them try to live a good life. But the Christianity of the Bible was much more than this. It was (and is) dynamic. The receiving of the Holy Spirit is a powerful life-changing......