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Building Confidence

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

It is not uncommon for people to have their confidence in God, waver from time to time. God is fully aware of this tendency and has made provision for us within the power of the Holy Spirit and has also revealed motivational principles within the scriptures. The combination of these two motivators has given us an excellent chance of maintaining the wonderful relationship, which God has given us. The following scriptures offer us a very clear perspective and remind us of why we should have confidence in God.

Vision and Commitment

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

We have been offered the greatest possible gift anyone could ever receive... eternal joy, happiness, satisfaction, peace, success and life... let's build a life that reflects the opportunities that lay ahead of us. Without a strong vision and dedicated commitment, we cannot attain the greatest offer in the universe.

Much More Than a Sign

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

It is not surprising that even from the days of Adam and Eve, that men and women have been looking for signs of God's existence and for the formula to have a quality relationship with him. Most of bible history is made up of men and women trying to secure a working relationship with the Lord. One of the most useful and common requirements was a sign... proof of supernatural life and relationships. God has been very obliging in this area, as he knows how confusing it can be for people to find him. The bible speaks of many signs, but there are some peculiar to the New Testament church and one in particular that occurs at salvation. This is very useful, because the religious claims made by large numbers of people are too confusing for most people to work out.

Keys to Real Treasure

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The biggest challenge for today's church is that it confuses the keys with the treasure, because they are devoid of clear understanding. Many are claiming salvation because they know some of the keys, which they mistakenly believe is the treasure. It is the job of the real church to reveal the difference between the two. Let's separate the keys from the treasure (salvation).

Keeping the Fire Alight

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

One of the greatest challenges facing today's church is that it confuses the wood with the fire, because they are often not clearly taught about the anointing fire of the Holy Spirit. It is the job of Godís people to reveal the difference between the two. Letís differentiate between the wood (our actions) from the fire (God's Spirit)

Moving Past Fear and Doubt

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Many Christians do not know what it is to be at complete rest with God. With God's ways seemingly being far beyond our grasp, many cannot find peace or contentment... confidence is far from them. Many of the shortcomings of life lead people to believe that they are not good enough nor worthy to be part of God's family, nor do they believe that they will ever overcome this world... this is wrong, God has a much better plan with many built in advantages.

The Holy Spirit

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Well meaning Christians have turned this topic of the Holy Spirit into a fruit salad of concepts, dogmas, opinions, ideology and theology; with many of their conclusions limiting the Word of God and hindering the knowledge of bible salvation. If we want expert opinion on matters of doctrine, we need to turn to the experts.... those who God inspired to write the bible. We read in Revelation 22:18-19 of the unchanging "Word", which can neither be added to, nor taken from. These words were spoken by Jesus himself who is identified in Heb 13:8, "to be the same yesterday, today and forever". Today we will investigate the Holy Spirit and its life saving capacities from the scriptures.

Dusty Feet

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

It is very interesting that the Lord would use the simple subject of our feet, to reveal some very interesting, Spiritual points. The following scriptures and comments reveal the insight that can be gained by studying specific metaphors contained in God's Word. God equates the natural use of our feet with our walk in the Lord.

The Battle for the Soul

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The battle for the soul was first lost in the Garden of Eden...how did it come about? In the beginning God created man to rule and have dominion over the earth. After Satan was cast out of heaven to the earth, he tempted Eve in the garden (temptation is not a sin... Jesus was also tempted but he didn't sin as a result). However, Adam and Eve failed because they yielded to the temptation. As a result of this, they handed their authority over the earth to Satan (who was later referred to as the "god of this world" [2 COR 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them]). The battle for reclaiming the soul of man began afresh after Adam and Eve were forced out of the garden and into the world. Satan had intruded into God's territory... now God was going to intrude into his.

The Joy of The Lord

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The joy of the Lord is a fruit of the Spirit that grows and develops from the application and commitment of spiritual principles. It is not the joy that comes from short term moments of pleasure or positive gains. The joy of the Lord is a positive attitude that we take onboard once we receive the Holy Spirit and choose to live by its power. The joy of the Lord is actually a chosen state of existence for those who are confident in their salvation and are not always seeking 'blessings' to try and validate their existence.

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