Using 1 Corinthians 13 to help us understand what covenant love is, we apply the attributes of covenant love to the love shown to David, by both Saul and Jonathan. How is covenant love to be expressed by us today? How can we be a true covenant community that brings glory to Jesus, our shared first love?
As a Kingdom community, we are to relate to one another in covenant love. What is this love like and how do we fulfil the command to love one another with a covenant love and not just a convenient love? In the light of 1 Corinthians 13, we begin to consider the differences between Saul’s and Jonathan’s love for David.
The New Covenant brings us into relationship with God and with all who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. This relationship is held together by covenant love. As we read the book of 1 John together, we see how we are to experience and express God’s love in real and practical ways.
The Bible is a very honest book. Habakkuk openly questions God’s care in the light of severe hardship and persecution. We all face challenges that may even cause us to question God. This is fine as long as we then follow Habakkuk’s example by positioning ourselves to hear what God has to say!
The entire Christian faith rests on the resurrection of Jesus Christ! His coming back to life, makes a way for all people to find the way back to life through faith in Him. In the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, we see just how the cross opened the way for us all to come back into relationship with our heavenly Father and find everlasting life!
The Bible clearly states time and again the significance and value of fasting. Jesus describes it as a ‘Kingdom Basic’ in Matthew 6:16-18. We consider why we need to fast, how to fast the right way, and the amazing impact fasting will have in us and the world around us!