Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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Three Thoughts to Help in 2017

Posted By at Wednesday, December 21, 2016

This is my last MID WEEK BOOSTER for 2016. Let me say thanks to all who receive it and for those of you who have supported the ministry financially and otherwise during the year. Thank you and be blessed for a great Christmas and exciting 2017!

If you want to get the most out of your New Year of 2017, I suggest these three things you should do: -

[1] CONCENTRATE ON YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES - NOT YOUR RIGHTS.

We live in a fallen world and you won't always be treated fairly; that's just a fact of life today. If you want to go far, travel light spiritually; release and unload all your resentments!

Paul says in Philippians 4:8 The Message Bible Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious--the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.

[2] SPEND TIME WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE.

The only difference in what you are now and what you'll be by the end of 2017 is really in the books you read and the company you keep.

Henry Ford once said,  "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."

What do your friends bring out in you?

Don't let people drag you down, they should lift you up to new heights in Christ.

Solomon said in Proverbs 13:2 "He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed."

[3] YOU CAN MAKE 2017 THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE.

When Shirley Temple asked her mother what the happiest moment in her life was, her mother replied, "Right now."

Shirley asked, "But what about the day you were married?"

Her mother answered, "My happiest moment then was then, but my happiest moment now is now. You see, you can live only in the moment you're in, so to me that's the happiest moment."

That's a wonderful answer!

Lamentations 3:23 His mercies are new every morning.

Psalm 68:19 He daily loads us with benefits.

That means you should get up every day and announce...

Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it."

Why not start asking for abundant blessings to share with those less fortunate than yourself this New Year?

We have a special offering at this time to help a camp for underprivileged children in Romania in 2017. You can read more about this camp at Our Missions on the FFC website. If you feel you want to contribute towards that contact us. Or you can send a check made payable to FAMILY FAITH CENTRE, and post it to Family Faith Centre, PO Box 600 South Morang, Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA (make on the envelope it's for Romania Camp).

Norman

Dr Norman Campbell

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE
We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!
160 Centenary Drive, [PVAC Building]
Mill Park Victoria 3082

We will have a New Year's Day service on Sunday January 1, 2017 from 10.30am to 12.00pm, with Worship and Word teaching to enjoy God's presence. If you're in the area please come and join us - you will be made welcome.

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Ask and it Shall Be Done Unto You

Posted By at Wednesday, December 14, 2016

John 15:7"If ye abide in Me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."

What Jesus was saying to His disciples was, "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, then My words abiding in you will produce faith. Then you'll ask whatever you will, and it will be done unto you."

I didn't say it - Jesus did!

Now, Jesus did put limits on that promise; He didn't give us carte blanche; He wasn't saying, "Ask for anything you want!"

No what Jesus said was, “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you. Then you'll ask whatever you will, and it will be done unto you."

You see, if His Word is abiding in you and you're walking with Him, you won't be able to ask in faith for anything that's unscriptural. You'll only desire to ask for things that line up with the Word. That is God's checks-and-balances system.

What Jesus is saying in this verse is that you can have a miracle at your own discretion. You don't have to sit back and wait to see whether it's God's own good time. He said, "If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you!"

I know I'm repeating this promise but I want you to get it and put it to work in your life. You have Jesus' Word on it - you can initiate a miracle anytime you want!

Why not start asking for abundant blessings to share with those less fortunate than yourself this Christmas?

We have a special offering at this time to help a camp for underprivileged children in Romania in 2017. If you feel you want to contribute towards that you can send a check made payable to FAMILY FAITH CENTRE and post it to Family Faith Centre, PO Box 600 South Morang, Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA. [Mark on the envelope 'For Romania']. For more information and to read about the 2016 camp, visit Our Missions on the FFC website.

Here is a GOOD Confession for you today:

“I abide in Jesus, and His Word abides in me. Therefore, I ask whatever I will, and it is done unto me. Healing is in God's Word. When symptoms try to come, I receive healing, and it's part of me, so I am healed and now I'm asking for an abundance to be able to be a blessing to others this season. Thank you Father in Jesus' Name!”

Norman 

Dr. Norman Campbell

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE
We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!
160 Centenary Drive, [PVAC Building]
Mill Park Victoria 3082

Our Christmas service is on Christmas Day [that's just 11 days away] this year for just 1 hour from 10.30 to 11.30am with Worship and Christmas carols and a short Christmas message. Enjoy God's Presence with thanks before you head out for your Christmas lunch. If you're in the area please come and join us - you will be made welcome.

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It's Almost That Time Again

Posted By at Wednesday, December 07, 2016

                              

It's December again and it brings with it the Advent; which in recent times has been secularized to mark the start of the Christmas [spending] season.

Advent is a Latin word that means ‘The Coming.'

In the Old Covenant days the Israelites had to obey the Law, but as I have shared with you many times, the Law only foreshadowed the New and Better Covenant that Jesus came to usher in.

In John 19:30 When Jesus said as He hung on the cross, ‘It is finished!’ He was referring to the Old Covenant with Abraham. The New Covenant is shown in Hebrews 8:6 as "a better Covenant because it is based on better promises." The old Law was incomplete so Jesus, in His first Advent came to fulfil it.

[The New Covenant is based on a relationship between God The Father representing Heaven, and Jesus The Son representing you and me, God cannot fail and Jesus did not fail so therefore the New Covenant cannot fail!]

In the Middle Ages the Advent was seen as a time of preparation for the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ. Those early Christians devoted themselves to about six weeks of prayer and fasting before Christmas. It was a time of reflection as they examined their lives before God and repented of any sins they may have had.

This season as we enter the secular battle front-lines of Christmas spending; (the stores and the Government all urging us all to spend, spend and spend). Let’s bear in mind the REAL meaning of Christmas.

Jesus is the REAL reason for this season and we should celebrate the birth of our Saviour who became sin for us, and so through faith in His atonement we can have eternal life.

Now as we embark on the final Christmas shopping weeks and the seemingly endless gift giving, please remember the millions of people worldwide who have yet to receive the greatest gift of all - the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

May you have a happy and blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year, and stay safe if you travel on the roads.

Norman

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE

We meet at 10:30am each Sunday
160 Centenary Drive, [PVAC Building]
Mill Park Victoria 3082

We will have our Christmas service on Christmas day [that's just 17 days away] this year for just 1 hour from 10:30 to 11:30am with worship and Christmas carols and a short Christmas message. Enjoy God's presence with thanks before you head out for your Christmas lunch. If you're in the area please come and join us, you will be made welcome!