Most homes and organizations have ‘house rules’ that govern how they relate to each other. In 1 Peter 3, Peter sets out the house rules for the church. But he doesn’t start with a bunch of dos and don’ts, instead he addresses the 5 heart attitudes that are the foundation for genuine Christian community.
When the people of God get serious about the purposes of God, we will encounter resistance. But if we will persevere through hardship and spiritual warfare, we will see the promises of God come to pass.
How can we experience the abundant life that Jesus died to give us? We can flourish when we dig out the little ‘ants nests’ which damage our root systems and allow our roots to be planted deep into the heart of God.
The bible is full of promises relating to the things we want to see in our walk with God, but are his promises free or do they come at a cost? This week we take a look at the story of the rich young ruler to see what we can learn about how we receive the promises of God.
At the end of the Lord’s Prayer Jesus reminds us that if we ask, we will receive; if we seek, we will find; and if we knock, the door will be open. But how do we continue to ask, seek and knock when or prayers seem to be going unanswered? This week we look at wrestling with unanswered prayer and how we need to respond by continuing to ask, seek, and knock regardless for the outcome.