Let the Words of Our Mouth Be Pleasing Unto You

July 16, 2021   Jonathan Ayling

Christianity’s relationship with power has always been a difficult one. In the counter-intuitive nature of the gospel, it flourishes in opposition, persecution, and pain. Praise God for this fact! Yet, in no way does that mean that we should simply sit by and indulge the abuse of power over us, or the removal of freedoms […]

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May 20, 2020   Pastor Paul White, Men’s Ministry Facilitator, Lead Pastor, Levin Life, Levin, NZ. Taken from Empowered Magazine, Issue 1, 2020.

In Exodus 3, we read of a man named Moses going about his father in law’s business; he was working hard tending his sheep.  One day, while going about his work, he comes across a burning bush. He goes over to look at it, hears God’s voice and takes off his sandals as instructed.  The voice of instruction changes not only his […]

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TE HAERENGA 2020 – Te Timatanga

May 15, 2020   Article taken from Empowered Magazine, Issue 1, April 2020

John 1:1-2. “I Te Timatanga te Kupu, I te Atua te Kupu, ko te Atua anā te Kupu.   I te Atua anō tēnei kupu I te timatanga.”  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”  Our annual Hui Maori was held at Whitiora and Huriharama marae, Te Tii in Te Taitokerau. The 4th such event for our Movement focused on reconnecting back to our marae, our place of meeting, learning, and inspiration. Our desire was to make a difference in our own communities, to grow […]

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A politics of heaven: Christ, our Priest-King

May 5, 2020   Jonathan Ayling. Article taken from Empowered Magazine, Issue 1 April 2020

Psalm 46 concludes with an often difficult commandment, but also a sustaining promise. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.’ Psalm 46:10-11. There is divine comfort in rest of this kind; that the name of the Lord will be exalted in our nation, for the Lord […]

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