Isaiah 9:6-7,Hebrews 4:12-16,Isaiah 9:6 (NIV2011) "6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
A counsellor helps us to see things in us that we may not recognise.
James 1:23-24 (NIV2011) "23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like."
Jesus is our wonderful counsellor who knows:
• Our history Hebrews 4:13-14, John 2:24-25, John 3:17
• Our struggles Hebrews 4:15, Romans 7:21-25, Exodus 4:1-13
• Our future Hebrews 4:16, Mark 10:49-52
Jesus is the counsellor that we all need.
John 14:26-27 (NIV2011) "26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
Last weekend a group of women from Naringal church attended the 'Nourish' women's camp at Anglesea. The theme for this year's conference was 'She is clothed'. They were lead in bible studies and worship by Julie Rock from 'Church by the Bay' in Port Arlington and Angela Leeuw from Wangaratta Weslyan Methodist church.
All of them experienced God's presence and blessing and relationships with God and eachother were deepened and strengthened through sharing food, fun, laughter and tears. It was an amazing weekend of nourishment, reflection and refreshment. The camp is highly recommended and is on again next October.
Isaiah 9:2-7, Philippians 2:9-11,Isaiah 9:6 (NIV2011) "6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Our name helps identify and define us. It’s important that we understand who Jesus is and call him by his rightful name. Recognising Jesus as the Son of God gives us:
• Knowledge Matthew 16:13-16
• Power Acts 3:6-8
Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV2011)
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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1 Samuel 19:1-7, 20:16-17, John 15:12-15
Proverbs 12:26 (NIV2011) 26 "The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray."
“We become like the company we keep.”
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