From the inside out

As a child, church to me was more a Sunday ritual than a meaningful experience. I didn’t mind going to church with my parents, most of the time. I heard stories about the miracles of God and the teachings of Jesus. I knew a lot about God, but I didn’t really know Him. It was a lot like knowing the prime minister of Canada from what you read in the news as opposed to being good friends with him.

And then when I was 11 years old something happened. I went from knowing a lot about God, to knowing God as a real… well, person. Before that, Jesus was someone who influenced my life from the outside, but now He was someone who was influencing my life from the inside out. Changing the way I look at life. Changing the way I make decisions. Changing what I want to do with my life.

I suspect that there are a lot of people who know about God. Maybe you are one of them. You’ve been to church at Christmas, Easter or for a wedding. You have heard the name of God, but like me, He doesn’t seem all that real.

But He is. That is what we are all about at All Nations Church Phuket. Helping people get beyond knowing about God, to really knowing God.

Why would you want to know God? Because life is just better when you do. You have peace when you should be anxious. You have hope when you should feel despair. You have strength when feel helpless. You have purpose when you lack direction. Knowing God simply makes life better.

We invite you to come and know Him.

Derek

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    Edwin Irwin

    When we believe in the power of God we believe in the supernatural. If we believe in the supernatural we walk in it: that is, we walk in the authoritative power of God.
    All around us we see the evidence of what the power of evil does. The people of the world walk in this evil and are overwhelmed by it. They are trapped in it. Freedom only comes through the authoritative power of God and there is power in the name of Jesus. That power breaks the chains that hold people. These are driven by an insatiable drive to find pleasure in their sin or self defeating behavior (Canadian behaviour).
    The believer’s Church rises and falls in the midst of this pollution. We find a picture of this literally in the story of Jesus and the disciples wind-struck in the middle of the Galilean Sea. The disciples were terrified and Jesus was asleep. When they wakened him, he said, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm (Matthew 8:26). The disciples’ did not know they had the authoritative power of Christ to rebuke the storm around them, thus their lack of faith.
    The devil’s storms cannot destroy God’s Church. Jesus said, “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” The Lord says to you, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might (authoritative power). Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” God gives you everything you need to do the work and prevail in the face of the enemy’s wind and waves.
    I think of the tsunami that swept through Phuket. God sends a greater force with his Church that will tear down the strongholds of the enemy. That force comes through your faith in him. You possess the authoritative power of God in Jesus Christ.

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