1 Peter 1:18 — Lytroo in Greek means “to deliver from evils of every kind, internal and external”. Our God is a redeeming God who not only provides (agorazo) for us but also delivers (lytroo) us.
1 Peter 1:17-21 — Agorazo in Greek means “to go to market for the purpose of redeeming”. Our God is an agorazo God who actively seeks, redeems and provides for us.
James 5:13-20 — Jesus regularly taught on prayer: He modelled prayer and He taught his followers to pray. In this final instalment of our Bold Living series, James shows us that the best place to go at all times and in all circumstances is prayer.
James 5:7-11 — To be patient is not to be passive, but to fully embrace and live in each and every season of life and to endure through both fruitful and fruitless times.
James 5:1-6 — James 5 teaches that to trust in riches is a flawed pursuit; as a foundation for our identity, riches will always fail. Instead, we are called to a life of radical loving and radical giving.
James 4:11-12 — Our words reveal our hearts. When we judge others, we elevate ourselves not only above others but also into the very position and place of God.
James 4:1-10 — As we peel back the layers of trouble and conflict in the world, we see that the real source of our troubles is the warring lusts, motivations and passions of the human heart.
Acts 2 — God desires a people who know His presence. The gift of His Holy Spirit at Pentecost demonstrates the promise of His presence and His power with His people.
James 3:13-18 — Wisdom is more than information. Wisdom is demonstrated not in what is known, but in what is shown — wisdom is proven in our lives through action.
James 3:1-12 — Those redeemed by God speak a distinctive language; words of life, hope and forgiveness; words that build up rather than tear down.