The Kingdom of God Wiki

The Kingdom of God Wiki

Tienie de Coning
Today we launch a brand new kind of resource. The Kingdom of God wiki can be found: here Or click the picture to go to the Wiki. What's a wiki? Ever seen Wikipedia? It's basically a group of articles and pages that are linked together. In this wiki, you will see how I "connect the dots" going from one aspect of the kingdom to the next. Please note that this is still a work in progress and what is here now is only a small fraction of what is to come. Just need to test that this works as needed. A lot of thought and planning went into which platform to use. The runner up is Microsoft OneNote, because of the amount of platforms that it is available on. If…
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Fearless – Introduction

Fearless – Introduction

Tienie de Coning
Proverbs 4:23 “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.” GNB These are powerful words, read the verse again. Your life is shaped by your thoughts. What do you think about? Do you "mind your mind?"   Renewing your mind The apostle Paul urges us that we are to renew our minds. You might be thinking that there is nothing wrong with the way you think now. Let us take a look at what he had to say on this: Ephesians 4:23-27 "Your hearts and minds must be made completely new, 24 and you must put on the new self, which is created in God's likeness and reveals itself in the true life that is upright and holy. 25 No more lying, then! Each of you must…
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Fearless – Playlist

Fearless – Playlist

Tienie de Coning
So many people live in fear. There are different kinds of fear. Fear of man, fear of not making it financially, fear of death, etc. It is a very real topic for most people today as I believe that everyone has experienced fear in their lives. We should not allow fear to rule over us, and music plays a very important role in building our faith. When David played his harp, the evil spirit that tormented Saul left him (1 Samsung 16:23) This playlist is for you (and me) to play and sing along to when we feel scared. Share it with someone ;) [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLaa2F9OSXfS_SkfOHngHPKHlHKCbGpb9h[/embedyt]
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Fearless – FEAR GETTING YOU DOWN?

Fearless – FEAR GETTING YOU DOWN?

Tienie de Coning
[caption id="attachment_651" align="alignright" width="212"] Thank you to @greystorm from www.unsplash.com for the photo[/caption] Fearless is going to be a series, I am very excited to be working on this. Everyone will face fear of some kind during their lives. How you respond to fear is very important. I am not perfect, still a work in progress myself. But this study guide is a good starting point. Fear should not overwhelm us, it should not rule us and yet so many live on anti depressents and allow fear to guide their decisions. Because of the size of this project, it is not available as an ebook yet. Index: I assembled a YouTube playlist of songs that I feel build faith. Introduction Coming soon!      
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Plan B

Plan B

Tienie de Coning
Plan B, you can read the material here on Plan B, or download a PDF. [caption id="attachment_554" align="alignright" width="300"] Plan B[/caption] Introduction Why do plans have “names” or letters ascribed to them? What is the first plan? – Plan A of course. And why is there a Plan B? – it is a backup plan, because plan A did not work out. Plan B Is plan B better or worse than plan A? Plan B is normally a backup plan and may not be a better plan than plan A. We can say that sometimes it is a plan that is second best. A plan is only as good as the wisdom of the person making it. A silly person will make a silly plan. God’s plan A for your…
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How to lead worship at cell (even if you can’t sing or play an instrument)

How to lead worship at cell (even if you can’t sing or play an instrument)

Tienie de Coning
Being a cell leader is not easy. You carry all the responsibility and having to lead worship can be difficult if you can't sing and you can't play an instrument. We also have another resource that will help you select songs for worship. View it here. This post is for educational purposes only. Piracy is a serious issue and it is up to each of us to decide what he or she will do. [caption id="attachment_624" align="alignright" width="300"] Thanks to Austin Neil from www.unsplash.com for the photo.[/caption] With the power of YouTube we can download worship music that has the words while the music is playing. It is a little like cheating, you can lead worship without playing an instrument. Even if you are tone deaf or can't sing - you…
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The Blame Game

The Blame Game

Tienie de Coning
The Blame Game, read the material or download a PDF here. [caption id="attachment_609" align="alignright" width="300"] Blame Game[/caption] "It's not my fault", Timmy said to his mother. Her favourite flower fause had broken while Timmy was at home alone. He wonders who he can blame it on, but with them not having pets his options were severely limited. The desire to play the blame game is not a new one, it started in the Garden of Eden when God asked Adam and Eve why they were hiding. They felt ashamed and when asked why they had eaten of the fruit Adam blames Eve, who in turn blames the serpent. It's not my fault, it's my parents, or teachers, my generation, the country I was born in. We can blame many things…
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What does the Bible say about money?

What does the Bible say about money?

Tienie de Coning
This is a rather long resource and does not follow the usual format. You might want to do a study on money and can use this as a starting point. Maybe you need to say a few words before taking up the offering, I am sure that you will be able to find something here that is appropriate for the occasion. Each of the subheadings could be used in a cell meeting as a topic for discussion. Index: Widows Isaac sows during a time of famine We need to be seed conscious Tithing / First fruits Jesus on money Paul on money Proverbs about money One liners about money Introduction [caption id="attachment_544" align="alignright" width="300"] What does the Bible say about money?[/caption] Money features as a prominent theme in the Bible.…
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Keep standing

Keep standing

Tienie de Coning
Starting strong is important, we make New Years' resolutions on 1 January - determined to make this a better year, to better our lives and the lives of our families and friends. Keep standing. Read the material here or download a PDF. [caption id="attachment_539" align="alignright" width="300"] Keep standing[/caption] But any seasoned athlete will tell you that starting out with good intentions is not good enough. Starting out is "easy" compared to the endurance needed during the difficult times. Each journey has a beginning, a middle and an end. If you decide to run a 100 mile marathon you will need to train continuously. Changing your diet and making a considerable amount of sacrifices. Starting out right, then spending 4 years on the lazy boy will not help you to win…
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Tips for evangelists

Tienie de Coning
I asked a friend to share his thoughts and experience with us. His name is Willie Stadler and he and his wife (marlene) have spent many years evangelising in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. He was kind enough to take the time to write down a few lines for us. [caption id="attachment_522" align="alignright" width="300"] Willie and Marlene Stadler[/caption] Willie: Tips for Evangelists: 1. Be sure of your own salvation & your sins forgiven > to have the heart of Jesus Christ: 1 John 5:12 2. Be sure you are filled with His Holy Spirit > in order to speak in authority: Galatians 3:2-3, 14 3. Because the fight is not against flesh, but the powers in the spiritual realm: Ephesians 6:12 4. Bring the Gospel in a simple way, like…
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