Raising Children in the 21st Century

Debbie and Rob Norman: Raising Children in the 21st Century

Most cultures have “rites of passage” – traditions passed down through generations that mark major transition points in the lives of children and young people.

Rites of passage are important in providing healthy transitions for children from infancy to childhood, from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood.

 


Intimacy In Prayer


Holiness – From Follower to Friend

Rob Norman: Holiness – From Follower To Friend

Many have associated holiness with moral purity or living above the moral benchmarks set by the World.  But Biblical holiness is found in intimate relationship with God. Intimacy with God changes us; we can’t stay the same when our relationship with Jesus is upgraded from follower to friend.


Hearing God

Rob Norman: Hearing God

Intimacy with God ultimately brings us to a situation where we hear Him; not just His instructions, the do’s and don’ts, but His heart for our lives, often in a detailed and personal way. This is a level of revelation that most Christians don’t experience; mostly because we are not prepared to press into an intimate encounter with God.


Worshipping God


Loved By God


The Presence Of God


Knowing God


Intimacy With God


God The Provider


Who Is This Christ Child?


Commitment | A Commitment To Growth


Commitment | A Culture Of Commitment


Commitment | A Fulfilled Life

Rob Norman: Commitment | A Fulfilled Life

Real fulfillment can only be found in Christ.  Yet, discipleship caries a cost that we measure by questions like “what will it cost me if I do this?”. We may not say that ‘out-loud’, but subconsciously we ‘do the maths’ in terms of time, money and energy.  What we don’t often consider is that non-discipleship also carries a cost that can be measured by answering the question “what will it cost if I don’t do this?”


Commitment | Courageous Commitment


Commitment | Commit Big!


Commitment | The Cost Of Commitment

Rob Norman: Commitment | The Cost Of Commitment

The parables of the ‘hidden treasure’ and ‘the pearl of great price’ in Matthew 13:44-46 are about God’s absolute commitment to His people.  When we understand the magnitude of God’s love for us it becomes natural that when Jesus said “follow me” to his disciples the invitation meant following him all the way into ministry!


Commitment | Three Myths About Commitment

Rob Norman: Commitment | Three Myths About Commitment

The word “commitment” dials up all sorts of anxieties in us.  As soon as we hear someone asking us to commit our minds automatically begin looking for an ‘out’, an excuse that precludes us from committing “too heavily”.  Commitment, however, is at the very heart of following Jesus.


Commitment | Christ, His Church, His Cause


What Is The Gospel? | Kingdom Power


What Is The Gospel? | Redemptive Community


What Is The Gospel? | Justice Fulfilled

Rob Norman: What Is The Gospel | Justice Fulfilled

The Old Testament provides us with a view of Justice that stands apart from all other writings of antiquity. Its pages reveal account after account of consequential justice being executed against a back-sliding Israel because of her breaches against God’s just Law.


What Is The Gospel? | Enlistment To The Kingdom


What Is The Gospel? | Sin – No Small Matter


What Is The Gospel? | Information To Transformation