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 – 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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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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Rough and tough is not enough

Tienie de Coning
I have decided to take a new approach to adding blog articles. An article will be added and expanded, until the entire article is on the site. Then a PDF will be uploaded that can be downloaded and printed later if needed. >> This post is currently 50% complete. Under construction. Men from the Bible who were rough and tough: Esau - a very hairy man Nimrod - a mighty hunter Goliath - a giant Let us take a look at a godly man who was rough and tough. Samson, the strongest man who ever lived. A man who was born with a great calling on his life. He was to be set apart, he was one of the Judges. These were people that when God wanted to do something,…
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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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Two weeks on prayer

Tienie de Coning
[caption id="attachment_571" align="alignright" width="300"] Two weeks on prayer[/caption] Prayer. You can read the material here or download a PDF that can be printed and folded into a tract. People in relationships talk to each other. Prayer is our way of sharing our thoughts, feelings and hearts with God. John 8:32 says that we shall know the truth and that the truth shall set us free. Only when we know and experience the truth about God's love can we be free to enjoy it. Prayer is important and I would like to encourage you to spend time in prayer, because prayer changes our hearts. Day 1 Luke 11:1 “Lord teach us to pray” AMP Day 2 Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you” NIV Day 3 Hebrews 10:22 “let…
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You are precious – Bible Study

You are precious – Bible Study

Pat van Wyk
You are precious. Read the material here or download a PDF.  Foreword This Bible study is going to help you see yourself as God sees you. Reading the Word of God goes hand in hand with prayer. They are two sides of a coin. You cannot do the one without the other. I hope you are going to enjoy doing the Bible study and enjoy finding out just how precious you are. My name is Pat and I have enjoyed writing this book just for you. We are going to concentrate on the book of Isaiah 43. Here God is talking to the Israelites through the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament. When we read the Bible we are going to look at it as if God is also talking to…
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