WEEK 4: Follow the Leader

14th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For [you seem willing to allow it] if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted. You tolerate all this beautifully [welcoming the deception].” (2 Corinthians 11:4, Amplified)   A month…


WEEK 3: Pitching Pennies

7th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21, NIV)   A couple of years ago, my husband and I attended a mission conference in Asia for a few days. At that point, we had never travelled abroad with our two small children, but we began considering it for the first…


WEEK 2: Peekaboo

1st July 2019 . by incontext_adm

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV)   Sometimes you hear people sharing wonderful stories from their lives and examples of God speaking or working, and although it hits home, you…


WEEK 1: I Spy with My Little Eye

23rd June 2019 . by incontext_adm

“… to liberate those tied down and held back by injustice, to lighten the load of those heavily burdened, to free the oppressed and shatter every type of oppression.” (Isaiah 58:6, VOICE translation)   While my husband was still a full-time pastor, we had the privilege of taking many people from our church on trips…


WEEK 10: Identity

17th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

Your identity is one of the most precious gifts given to you by God. Sadly, most people never discover who they truly are. Those that do generally take years, if not decades, to do so on a very meaningful level. There is only one question that you need to answer with regard to identity. The…


WEEK 9: Patience

10th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

Patience is something that all Christians are told to practise as it is one of the fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22. But many Christians seem to struggle when it comes to actually having patience. This is, I believe, because of a common misunderstanding that some people have of the meaning of the…


WEEK 8: Integrity

3rd June 2019 . by incontext_adm

Although the principle of integrity is found throughout the Bible, the actual word “integrity” appears only a few times. In the original Hebrew manuscripts, the word used for “integrity” is either “tôm” or “tûmmâh”. This can be defined as a state of completeness, innocence, perfection, simplicity and uprightness. The following scriptures help shed some light…


WEEK 7: Forgiveness

27th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As…


WEEK 6: Hope

20th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT)   Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favourite scriptures. There is so much that can be said about this verse, but there is…


WEEK 5: Faith

12th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

Faith is vital to living an abundant life as a Christian. Hebrews 11 truly is an amazing chapter saturated with rich spiritual insights on the topic of faith. Hebrews 11 defines “faith” as the “assurance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen”, while secular scholars define it as “a strong…