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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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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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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God feels our pain

God feels our pain

Tienie de Coning
God feels our pain. You can read the material here or download a PDF. I was busy meditating during my lunch break, when I felt God’s indescribable love and started writing this on my tablet. I started crying and felt overwhelmed by it. This does not happen often to me. It was an amazing experience. Introduction: There is a lot of pain in this world (Romans 6:23). I want you to know something very important, something that can be life changing when you get it. God feels your pain. What a punchline. How can God, the creator of heaven and earth and everything in them care enough about me to even feel my pain? Does God have the time to care about me? Does he really want to help us…
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What’s holding your life together?

What’s holding your life together?

Tienie de Coning
WHat's holding your life together? You can read the material here or download a PDF. This morning I picked up a wheel nut, just lying there in the grass as I made my way to the supermarket to buy some groceries. Then I started thinking about what it was that I had found, and what significant role it has. [caption id="attachment_550" align="alignright" width="300"] What is holding your life together?[/caption] My car has 4 wheels, each wheel is held on by 4 wheel nuts (or lug nuts). All 4 nuts are important and equally special. Imagine a wheel coming off your car while you are overtaking another car at top speed... Why do people suffer breakdowns? Why do we sometimes feel like our lives are falling apart? Because we have neglected one…
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Fear Not!

Fear Not!

Tienie de Coning
[caption id="attachment_593" align="alignright" width="300"] Fear Not![/caption] Fear not. Tracts are a wonderful ministry opportunity. The verses here can be discussed in a Cell Group or Bible Study. You can view the verses here or download the tract as a PDF. Fear is a very real subject today. Millions live in fear of the future, not sure of what tomorrow may bring. The topic of fear is also a good topic for evangelism. It is a way that we can reach out to those around us in a very real and relevant way. Genesis 15:1 "After this, Abram had a vision and heard the LORD say to him, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I will shield you from danger and give you a great reward." GNB Deuteronomy 3:22 "Don't be afraid of…
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I am a Jesus child

I am a Jesus child

Pat van Wyk
[caption id="attachment_596" align="alignright" width="300"] I am a Jesus child[/caption] I am a Jesus child. You can view the material here, or download a PDF. Before we begin:   This Puppet Show is aimed at younger children. Don’t rush through the materials. Engage with your audience. This puppet show is double spaced with a larger font so that it is easier to follow while you are giving the lesson. Lighting behind the puppet show is not always ideal and you want to be able to read the materials easily. Let us begin: Belvedere: Hello Jo-Jo. Jo-Jo: Hello Belvedere. Belvedere: (humming) I am on a mission. Jo-Jo: What's up? Belvedere: Its bubbling up inside of me. Jo-Jo: Did you have something bad to eat, Belvedere? Belvedere: No. Jo-Jo: Let me feel your stomach?…
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