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Kingdom skills: causes of emotional problems #2 (inherited sin)

  Continuing the discussion on Kingdom skills: inner healing. We had known Faith and her family for many years.  Faith had a wonderful husband and two delightful kids.  Yet one day she told us that she had problems with uncontrollable anger.  For no apparent reason, she would lose her temper with the family, shouting and… Read More

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Kingdom skills: causes of emotional problems #1

Continuing the discussion on skills for the Kingdom:  inner healing A girl came to me with depression.  When I asked why she was depressed, she was quite clear it was due to her family situation.  Although she was in her 30s, she still lived at home, basically because her parents had somehow manipulated her into… Read More

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Healing: our choice?

Continuing the series on Kingdom skills–inner healing There are some interesting verses in Proverbs 15.  Verse 13 says, “A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.”  And verse 15 says, “For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.” The implication, especially from… Read More

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A physician’s perspective

In a former life back in the UK, I was a physician. Patients would come to me with various physical problems. I would take a history of their symptoms, examine them and make a provisional diagnosis that I would confirm if necessary with diagnostic tests, and then treat whatever condition I had diagnosed. The treatment… Read More

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Where do our problems come from?

Like it or not, we were born into a world at war. As we might say in England, "Satan does not play cricket by the rule book!" In other words, he doesn't play fair.  He is an opportunist, taking every opportunity he can to gain a foothold in our lives. A paraphrase of John 10:10… Read More

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Jesus heals the inner person

Jesus defined his ministry in Luke 4:16-18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of… Read More

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A change of topic: Can Jesus deal with the past?

A few months ago, I asked people which topic they would prefer, "inner healing" or church planting.  The majority chose church planting, but a significant number asked me to cover healing.  So I'm taking a break from topics specifically related to church, and will be looking at inner healing for the next few posts. Part… Read More