Category: Christian Living

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE 76 – 83

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(76)  “THE DANGER OF BEING EDUCATED BEYOND OUR EXPERIENCE”
“But anyone who hears My teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against the house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
(Matthew 7:26-27)
I will never forget the time a young man came to me to share a concern that Bible study was becoming a danger to him. He went on to tell me that he was regularly attending 4 Bible studies and that he was struggling to take in all he had been learning and to apply it to his …

A WORD FOR THE NEW YEAR… 2022

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012

“So Peter left the prison cell, following an angel. But all the time he thought it was a vision. He didn’t realise it was actually happening. They passed the first and second guard posts and came to the iron gate leading into the city, and this opened for them all by itself. So they passed through and started walking down the street and then suddenly the angel left them.” Acts 13:9-10

I was led to these verses on the second day of this new year with the prompt that they are meant to encourage many people who have experienced a very difficult year in 2021.

Like Peter, God is opening …

OUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES OUR LIFE……not our circumstances

Rod and Sue Feb 2020

Your attitude quotient (AQ) is more important than your intelligence quotient (IQ)

With the passing of time and the study of great leaders, I have come to understand that there is no greater lesson to learn than this; It is my attitude that will determine my life, not the circumstances that I face in my life. For I cannot choose my circumstances, but I can choose my attitude to my circumstances.

When Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians, he was in jail and ready to die, but there is no more joyful book in the Bible. In four short chapters he mentions the word “joy” 16 times. At the …

LEVEL 3 FAITH

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“And it is impossible to please God without faith.” Hebrews 11:6
When we consider the things that bring pleasure to God, it seems that there may not be anything more important than our faith in Him and His promises. So much so, that Peter tells us how God is even prepared to allow us to endure great trials to prove that our faith is genuine, just as fire tests and purifies gold. He continues that our faith is even more precious than gold because when our faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring us much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed …