Yearning for the Spiritual

Contentment and Lasting Happiness

What do you need to be content in life? show pictures “Contentment is satisfaction or happiness to the full extent of one’s desires.” (Oxford) – ‘give us our daily bread’ Neither poverty nor riches Proverbs 30:7-9 – “Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die:  Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither…

Balanced Living Now

“Life balance”? –    picture of balancing rocks What is Balance? Firstly -the world is bigger than just you Secondly – takes the environment into account Thirdly – MUST take the God of the Bible into account Balanced living is NOT lukewarm and empty of any real convictions. Balanced living in the bible Balanced living starts with a right relationship with God Ecc…

Ultimate Relaxation

Stress relief? What would be your ideal plan of relaxation? Is relaxation a good thing? One day in seven How do we go about relaxing? Slow down … Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God” … BUT don’t opt out. … extended time … unfrustrated, idle time to meditate 1)    Relaxation via Meditation Meditation … a sustained ……

Improving Yourself

New Year improvements … long term exterior … what long term interior You cannot improve how much God loves you You cannot improve the certainty of your salvation John 3:36 – “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever rejects the Son will not see life for God’s wrath remains on him“. Why bother improving yourself? Glorify God – Ps 63:3…

Knowing Yourself

1)    The great search for ourselves “Richard is far too arrogant” to “Richard is a pleasant and interested student“. (show photo) 2)    We can only understand ourselves in the light of God and his purposes for humanity Psalm 139:1-4 “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts…

Live Long and Prosper

A yearning to live longer? (show photo of what you will be doing when you are only 200 years old) Photo of Man on Ikaria Photo of eternity A yearning to prosper? The Word of God on … … Long Life Proverbs 28:16, “A tyrannical ruler lacks judgement but he who hates ill gotten gains will enjoy a long life” Ephesians 6:3,…