“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. ’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. Matthew 5:38-39a. An eye for an eye. You may well know that the point of this Mosaic law was to limit vengeance not […]
You are invited to a special, unique one to one. Step towards God and you will discover that He’s already stepped closer to you. Imagine being at an audience with someone you respect and admire. You want to have on your life what that someone has on their life. A select few of you are […]
We’re excited to announce that the Ark Community Church, Bedmond and Purefire, in partnership are putting on a weekend of worship and encounter called ‘Mahanaim – where heaven meets earth’. The name is taken from Genesis 32:2 which briefly describes a curious happening. Jacob meets, and we are left to speculate what exactly happened, with […]
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to […]
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you… Seek first the kingdom and all these things will be added… Those who wait expectantly on the Lord will have their strength renewed.* The way these things work is that as we seek, engage and interact with the heavenly realities, eventually they start to […]
How much more will God give good gifts… God is abundantly good. We are learning to let go of the lies about God that stop us trusting Him in a childlike way. Paul looks at Matthew chapter 7 and what Jesus says about the father.
Paul Hopkins explores how we can position ourselves to be taught by Holy Spirit. Kingdom learning is not impersonal, but an intimate experience of relationship where the Holy Spirit goes deeper in our lives than we can access ourselves.
The cry of our hearts is to know that we know that we know the intimate love, affection and heart whispers of the Father. We yearn to know that He enjoys being with us. Just knowing about a God who cares is not enough. Eventually the cry deep down gets so loud it bursts through, […]
Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “ God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1.Peter 5:5-7 A […]
It’s totally normal to be afraid… isn’t it? If you are in a boat, and a storm comes up, and it is highly likely that the boat will be capsized, wouldn’t it be normal to be ‘very concerned’ about this Have you heard the twist on the old saying, “If you can keep your head […]