ENGLISH If one of your aims — as a woman — is to become personally equipped to lead church in thoughtful and informed dialogue, not in confrontation, how would you respond to this frequent feedback women often receive? WOMEN ONLY: ‘Why are women not happy in the role they already have? Mary was not trying … Les mer Women and ministry
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IN MEMORIAM: A friend of mine, whom I got to know only last summer, was abruptly taken to Heaven. My first impulse was; ‘Now, why would God do that?’ My second impulse was; ‘Victor, you’re doing it again!’ That’s the religious in me blaming God for not steering the wheels of a reckless driver, although … Les mer It wasn’t supposed to be…
ENGLISH Jesus is not just another ideology. He is by no means just a conviction. He is not even a religion! So, what is He? ’For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him,’ Jesus said. (Joh 3:17 NIV) All the philosophies invented … Les mer Jesus is not just another ideology
ENGLISH Christian prayer — not church prayer — Christian prayer is unique in this world. Nothing comes even close to resemble its purpose. Christian prayer is designed by God to be answered. By Him! Jesus Christ tells us that the desire of our Father is to do good to His children! Are you a child … Les mer What is prayer?
COLOMBIA Through more than ten months the so-called Children’s Church in San Francisco in Bogotá, Colombia, has struggled to obtain a construction license without paying bribes. Yesterday Pastor Alexis Jiménez returned with news of victory. Yesterday, on Thursday, October 3rd 2019, the Children’s Church in Bogotá – La Iglesia Cristiana Infantil Dios la Esperanza – … Les mer The Children’s Church in Bogotá: At last, building permit secured
The other day I was discussing and praying for a specific goal with Crystal Hicks and Michael Thomas. Later on Michael guided me through a session of legislation in the spiritual realms. But one thing in particular that I remember was Crystal prophesying; ‘YOU make the choice, Victor, says the Lord.’ She was, of course, … Les mer Concentrate
You are not what you appear to be as you go about your day. You are so much more. If you chose to say YES to The Holy Spirit — He will not force himself upon you, nor will He enter without your permission (Rev 3:20) — you will be empowered by the living God. … Les mer Not by appearance but by The Holy Spirit
ENGLISH/PRAISE Listen to Tori Kelly and Jon Batiste rendering this soft version of “Amazing Grace”. Granted, the two are not exactly Hillsong material but don’t you ever happen to harbour just a tiny little wish that worldly musicians could teach us a bit more on how to perform the old, battle proven hymns? Those that … Les mer More substance, please
ENGLISH/PROPHECIES When we look back on our lives, we will discover that we are more a product of our responses to the situations, criticisms, failures, and successes of our past — than to any other single factor. We respond to expectations from church, from relatives, family, and friends, even from those at school or in … Les mer React? Or — Act!
ENGLISH/PROPHECIES In the book of Genesis we read about Joseph who first experienced the pit, then a prison, and finally, the palace. If YOU can survive the pit and the prison that try to steal your dreams, you WILL experience the palace! From the PIT — Via the PRISON — To the PALACE: God never … Les mer Dare to dream. Big.
ENGLISH/PROPHECIES One of the major tasks being carried out on a regular basis in the several prayer groups set up by Michael Thomas under this International Network of Kingdom Creators, is the tuning in to the voice of The Holy Spirit. We ask the Spirit to guide us, to speak truth into our lives, and … Les mer Obey the Spirit
ENGLISH I have just concluded a short holiday with my daughter, Andrea. Although I am no longer a well funded man—not the way I used to be before my early retirement—I have been able to spend well on Andrea. We maintain an axiom within the family—live inexpensively day to day, and live like a king … Les mer Going to war even when on vacation
‘Laziness is not a disability.’ Sign on a parking spot down town in a Norwegian holiday village (Skudeneshavn, Rogaland County). May I add, it’s not a Christian deed, either! No matter how much Christ abolished works on the cross. Photo credit: Courtesy of Jonny Fossheim (Jo-Fo2). >> DO LIKE AND FOLLOW PREACHER.NO on Facebook for … Les mer Laziness is not a Christian deed
ENGLISH/THE ROAD AHEAD The Naked (not nude) Pastor lost faith and left ministry some years ago, mainly because theology filled the place in his heart where Jesus should have resided. I do, of course, not recommend his choice of leaving both ministry and Christ, but he’s right in this respect: Theology can indeed divide! >> … Les mer Theology divides
ENGLISH / CHURCH LIFE Do you sit in church and wonder ‘WHY AM I HERE’? This happened to me quite a bit. My earliest memories were sitting through Brethren church services, where my grandparents served as missionaries. Us grand kids referred to the morning meeting, as the boring meeting. Then I sat through hundreds of … Les mer Why People Stop Going to Church
ENGLISH/DEVOTIONAL Sometimes it’s important to cut off other people’s access to yourself. It’s about establishing barriers. It’s about self-care. And, it’s all about saying ‘NO!’ to others’ limitless expectations. From time to time, Jesus entered into the solitary. He was fasting in the desert. He met God at the mountain top. Even in the Gethsemane, … Les mer Set limits
ENGLISH May the 17th is the Norwegian Constitution Day. Where many countries choose to celebrate independence, Norway chose to celebrate its Constitution. To some extent, we may arguably claim that our Constitution is the exact oppsosite of our independence. The Constitution was written as a dependency. As a dependency to God. As a dependency to … Les mer Constitution Day