Rob Norman: Resurrection Sunday message
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.
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.
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.
Rob Norman: Loved By God
Many Christians don’t know the love of the Father from first-hand experience. We may have some intellectual understanding of The Father’s Love and we may have even experienced His presence at different times, but it is still possible we don’t walk in the reality of The Father’s love.
Rob Norman: Intimacy With God
As we get intimate with God we should expect to be overwhelmed by his uncloaked presence; whether that means a full-on Theophany, Christophany or that our our eyes and heart are opened to the unseen world isn’t so important, what is important is that God reveals Himself to us.
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?”
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!
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.
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.