Rob Norman: Leadership | Courageous Leadership
Moses was a courageous leader. Maybe the greatest achievement of Moses was that he mentored a young man, Joshua, who would become one of Israel’s greatest leaders.
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!