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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Jesus is the light of the world

Jesus is the light of the world

Pat van Wyk
Foreword: Jesus is the light of the world. This puppet show is meant for children from Preschool to Grade 2. Read the material here or download a PDF. Here we are teaching the children that we need to be born again. It is a difficult concept for small children to understand, but is such an important part of our faith – that we cannot neglect to teach them about it. JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD Dolls enter and greet: [caption id="attachment_534" align="alignright" width="300"] Light of the world[/caption] Tinky: I would like to read you a piece of Scripture. Pinky: Yes, read to us please, Tinky! Tinky: I am going to read to you from John chapter One verse 1 to 9 (it is a long passage read it…
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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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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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You are precious Puppet Show

You are precious Puppet Show

Pat van Wyk
Read the material here or download a PDF. You are precious.  This book is intended to help build confidence into every child that hears its message. The book uses Isaiah 43:1-5 as its foundation. My prayer with this book is that children will be healed of a bad self image and that they will know how much God loves them.     You are Precious: Part 1 Isaiah 43:1-5 Teacher: Becky, do you feel precious? Who knows what that means? (wait for response). Do you know that the Bible tells you that you are precious? (Asking the puppets and children. Wait for response). Okay let me ask you another question: Do you ever feel alone? (Wait for response). Let me ask you another question: Do you know that God promises you,…
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In the name of Jesus

In the name of Jesus

Pat van Wyk
[caption id="attachment_396" align="alignright" width="220"] In the name of Jesus[/caption] In the name of Jesus. This ebook is aimed for preprimary students. Read it here or download a PDF. Use the authority given to you, with boldness and confidence. Jesus is the Son of God, bled and died on the cross for all who believe. The Bible teaches us that we have power in the name, so to use it is to know Jesus everyday. I pray you will learn to use the name of Jesus with authority. Thank you to Tinus Swanepoel for his drawing of Jesus that was used in Chapter 6. CONTENTS Chapter One - Believe in His Name Chapter Two - Authority in His Name Chapter Three - Life through Jesus Chapter Four - Jesus is Our…
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All things begin and end with Jesus

All things begin and end with Jesus

Pat van Wyk
[caption id="attachment_386" align="alignright" width="300"] All things[/caption] All things begin and end with Jesus. Read it here or download a PDF copy. Hebrews 2:8-9 NKJV “You subjected all things under his feet." For in subjecting all things to Him, He did not leave anything not subjected to Him. But now we do not see all things having been subjected to him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that He by the grace of God should taste death for all.” Are you also part of “all”? I hope you enjoy this time and grow spiritually. Love in Christ, Pat Index: Lesson 1 We can approach the Lord with confidence Lesson 2 We need to believe Lesson 3 Trust Lesson 4…
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