Love is action. No one showed the depths of true love more than our Lord Jesus Christ. He set the example for believers to show love to each other and to the world by what He did. Have you ever spent time reflecting on the love of Christ? It’s fascinating to ponder how there is nothing in this world or not in this world that can ever separate us from His love. Meditate on the 7 different ways Jesus showed love during His earthly ministry: #1) Jesus Healed The Sick in Love “When Jesus landed...

by School Of Life on 8 September 2017

During the last 20 years, God has taught me many things about living a life full of spiritual power. The most important thing is that walking intimately with Him and having a deep grounding in His Word are essential for Him to release tremendous power through us. I’ve been blessed to witness the demonstration of His power through me thousands of times in the lives of countless people. Another thing I’ve learned about God’s power and gifts is that although they flow out of His grace and are...

by School Of Life on 8 September 2017

Jesus said, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” But I don’t want to begin there. The reason is simple. When believing for a miracle, most believers try to use that part without the other two and they fall flat on their spiritual faces. So, let’s look first at this verse: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Most of us know that scripture well. But few realize it is one of the precious keys without which we can never unlock the power of God and receive miracles. When...

by School Of Life on 8 September 2017

We often try so hard to get other people to like things about us instead of actually letting people get to know us, but these relationships can be shallow. In order to have Christ-centered relationships, we need to be focused on intentionality, vulnerability, prayer, encouragement, and joy, not superficial get-togethers or impersonal conversations. A desire for change: Have you ever wondered how you can make your relationships feel less shallow and look more like Christ? Do you desire more meaningful...

by School Of Life on 8 September 2017

Faith is a tremendous gift from God. But in the midst of our busy lives it takes some extra effort to stay spiritually healthy. A lot of things compete for our attention. We yearn to know God more deeply, but our lifestyle choices often make it next to impossible. Then we wonder why we feel spiritually empty, dried up, even sick. We are not called to be theoretical Christians but people who embrace grace and practice what they believe. Spiritual health means that we are alive and vibrant in Christ....

by School Of Life on 8 September 2017

Moses went to a mountaintop to hear God. Jesus fled to the desert. But for many Christians, their most regular place for praying is whatever pew they sit in on Sundays. Work, children, chores and other duties make stopping for prayer seem a luxury. In today’s culture, some even joke that that Charles Wesley’s quote “pray and never faint,” refers to passing out from an overloaded schedule. “We forget to intentionally make space for prayer,” said Betty Kay Hudson...

by School Of Life on 8 September 2017

Every believer wants to hear from God. Why would you attempt to follow God closely if you didn’t want to know His voice or hear what He has to say? Jesus said, “My sheep know my voice.” (John 10:27) That’s especially true in the circumstances of our life. When life is happening — we want to know: Is this God? Is this what He is telling me to do? Is God trying to get my attention? And, I believe, sometimes life if just happening. It’s not at all that God isn’t interested or in control....

by School Of Life on 8 September 2017

Talking about wealth and prosperity in the church is one of those subjects that tend to get used and abused on a regular basis. On one hand there are some who teach that if you just believe hard enough, you can have all the wealth and prosperity you could ever want. Of course, belief and faith are one part of the equation, but there’s a lot more to it than that. On the other hand some preachers try to convince you that being wealthy, successful, and prosperous are something to be avoided- that...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

We have done absolutely nothing to deserve: His mercy, His grace, His love, His pursuit. Yet, he constantly reaches out His hand to us. Its amazing and my mind can’t fathom that kind of pursuit and love. If someone does me wrong, I easily move on. Yet, God does not. So, how do we pursue Him? Pursuing God is a lot like pursing someone else. It takes time, it can be frustrating, it can be joyous, and it can even be awkward at times. I like to picture it as a “boyfriend-girlfriend” relationship...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

The Bible regards blood as the symbol and source of life. Leviticus 17:14 states, “For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life…” (ESV) Blood plays a major role in the Old Testament. On the first Passover in Exodus 12:1-13, the blood of a lamb was posted on the top and sides of each door frame as a sign that death had already taken place, so the Angel of Death would pass over. Once a year on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the high priest would enter the...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017