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Who's the King of the Castle?

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)

One of the only memories I have of playing ‘King of the Castle’ as a child was around a very small rise in someone else’s back yard, and trying to become ‘King’ by pulling one of the kids who might already be on the rise off it and standing there myself, declaring, “I’m the King of the Castle, you’re the dirty rascal!”

I remember thinking, “Surely a king deserves a bigger hill than this!”

Different but the Same: Testimonies about homosexuality and change.

Category: God and Church
Published: Monday, 25 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

YellowFlower

People can change.

It's an unpopular idea in some circles, but it remains true all the same. People can change when it comes to unwanted homosexuality. It's like many a struggle with sin. Some people change a lot. Other's change less. Some people change and later return to their homosexuality. Some people struggle for year without result, and then something clicks and they find they are able to change. Some people would say they have never seen any change at all.

But there are people who do change.

Below there are a list of minstries and people who can testify to change through Christ in the area of homosexuality.

- Living Waters

- Liberty (see this testimony of a member of the Liberty Committee)

- Rosaria Butterfield (and here. For an audio testimony go here)

- Michael Glatze

- Joseph Nicolosi

- Other individual testimonies

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Does 'S' stand for sinner or saint?

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)

Two men were caught stealing sheep in a rural town many years ago. As part of their punishment, the branding irons used to mark sheep were used on the two men, and an ‘S’ was burned onto each of their foreheads. ‘Sheep stealer’ was what it proclaimed to everyone. Their fate was to be forever marked by their crime.

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Love God first.

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV)

God gets angry when people do not love him more than everything else. Why is it wrong for us to expect to be everyone’s highest love, but not wrong for God?

The best possible light.

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 05 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)

“You know, I don’t care what anyone else says, you are a good guy!”

About 10 years ago I had two flat mates who loved to say that to each other. The first time it was said, there was a little bit of panic the other’s voice: “What do other people say?”

It is so easy to mishear someone, or read something into what they have said that was never intended, or pick up some rumour about what someone else has said about you. And do you notice the assumption is that it is always negative?

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We are not disembodied.

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)

My mother told me about a man who came to preach at her church. He related how he desperately wanted to be a holy and godly man, so he hatched a plan – he would get up early every morning and spend two hours in prayer Bible study. So he did. He got up early every morning – no matter what – and prayed and studied the Bible.

And, after a time, his family did notice a real difference. He had changed. No longer was he the man he was before – he was now very tired and had a terribly short temper! His plans for holiness had failed miserably.