Focus    on Purpose
Focus    on Purpose
If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing
Focus    on Purpose
If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing
© Focus On Purpose July 2017

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Did Adam Eat of the Tree of Life

There is a wisdom that leads to bondage and death. There is a wisdom that leads to life. Two kinds of trees; one bringing death, one bringing life. Two kinds of wisdom…

What is the Tree of Life

Did Adam and Eve eat from the Tree of Life? How could we know? Would there be evidence one way or the other? To answer this, we would need to know …

Tree of Life

This week I received a question from my friend Veronica, asking why I  "say Adam and Eve didn't eat of the Tree of life for several years, as God had said …

Putting the Pieces Together

We have several puzzle pieces on the table now, so let's put them together into a coherent picture: In the beginning the eternal God who is the Source of all Love and all Life, created …

The Gospel in the Garden

We have several puzzle pieces on the table now, so let's put them together into a coherent picture: In the beginning …

“Weepoo”

About 6 weeks ago, I rescued a little fledgling dove who was definitely going to be dove-pie for kitty supper that night. Though putting on a brave front to the cats…

Communication with Words

My intention was to continue with the thoughts of last week, but in my studies, I came to Genesis 3:22 : “Then the Lord God said, 'Behold, the man has become like one of Us…

You Shall Surely Die.

This past week, I have been pondering on what God meant when He told Adam and Eve that they would "surely die" when they ate the fruit of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. They did not …

Others-Focused Love

Jesus tells us to love others as we love ourselves. This is often interpreted as "you cannot love others before you love yourself first..." However…

What is Worship?

Currently those of us in Cape Town have been called to a period of 40 days of worship, … Is He just desiring us to tell Him how great He is? I think not; He actually has no need for this. I believe this call to worship…

God’s Perspective?

Having looked at the Genesis 3 narrative through some possible frames through which Eve might have viewed her experience, let's have a look from God's perspective.

What’s this Tree?

I have often pondered on the nature of this tree of the knowledge of good and evil: was this some kind of spiritual tree that imparted some sort of intellectual awakening?

God on Trial

I have heard it taught that the original sin was that Adam and Eve desired independence from God, and though I held to this teaching, the question that lingered in the back of my mind was, "why?"

Change of Focus

Eve had lived close to 100 years in idyllic conditions surrounded by the love of God; a love that is patient, kind, not jealous, bragging, or arrogant; it is…

The Lie

The day started out as another beautiful day, just like every other day in the history of the Garden of Eden; the weather was perfect, air filled with the perfume…

In the Garden

I don't know how many times I have read through Genesis in my Christian walk. Every time I was challenged to read the Bible through from Genesis…

Created for Love

The disciple who was possibly Jesus' closest friend while He lived on earth, said "God is Love" (1-John 4:8, 16).  Probably everyone reading this will have heard …

In His Image

Between Genesis 1 vs 26 and 27, God repeats four times that we are created and He repeats four times that we are created in His image and likeness. It is pretty clear that He is stressing the point, not so? So whatis He saying …

In the Beginning

There was a time when I, like many others, questioned the validity of the Genesis creation account. My views were radically changed however, as a listened to a Christian geologist and paleontologist share his testimony…
Focus    on Purpose
If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing
© Focus On Purpose July 2017

Blog Archive

Focus    on Purpose
Focus    on Purpose
If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing

Did Adam Eat of the Tree of Life

There is a wisdom that leads to bondage and death. There is a wisdom that leads to life. Two kinds of trees; one bringing death, one bringing life. Two kinds of wisdom…

What is the Tree of Life

Did Adam and Eve eat from the Tree of Life? How could we know? Would there be evidence one way or the other? To answer this, we would need to know …

Tree of Life

This week I received a question from my friend Veronica, asking why I  "say Adam and Eve didn't eat of the Tree of life for several years, as God had said …

Putting the Pieces Together

We have several puzzle pieces on the table now, so let's put them together into a coherent picture: In the beginning the eternal God who is the Source of all Love and all Life, created …

The Gospel in the Garden

We have several puzzle pieces on the table now, so let's put them together into a coherent picture: In the beginning …

“Weepoo”

About 6 weeks ago, I rescued a little fledgling dove who was definitely going to be dove-pie for kitty supper that night. Though putting on a brave front to the cats…

Communication with Words

My intention was to continue with the thoughts of last week, but in my studies, I came to Genesis 3:22 : “Then the Lord God said, 'Behold, the man has become like one of Us…

You Shall Surely Die.

This past week, I have been pondering on what God meant when He told Adam and Eve that they would "surely die" when they ate the fruit of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. They did not …

Others-Focused Love

Jesus tells us to love others as we love ourselves. This is often interpreted as "you cannot love others before you love yourself first..." However…

What is Worship?

Currently those of us in Cape Town have been called to a period of 40 days of worship, … Is He just desiring us to tell Him how great He is? I think not; He actually has no need for this. I believe this call to worship…

God’s Perspective?

Having looked at the Genesis 3 narrative through some possible frames through which Eve might have viewed her experience, let's have a look from God's perspective.

What’s this Tree?

I have often pondered on the nature of this tree of the knowledge of good and evil: was this some kind of spiritual tree that imparted some sort of intellectual awakening?

God on Trial

I have heard it taught that the original sin was that Adam and Eve desired independence from God, and though I held to this teaching, the question that lingered in the back of my mind was, "why?"

Change of Focus

Eve had lived close to 100 years in idyllic conditions surrounded by the love of God; a love that is patient, kind, not jealous, bragging, or arrogant; it is…

The Lie

The day started out as another beautiful day, just like every other day in the history of the Garden of Eden; the weather was perfect, air filled with the perfume…

In the Garden

I don't know how many times I have read through Genesis in my Christian walk. Every time I was challenged to read the Bible through from Genesis…

Created for Love

The disciple who was possibly Jesus' closest friend while He lived on earth, said "God is Love" (1-John 4:8, 16).  Probably everyone reading this will have heard …

In His Image

Between Genesis 1 vs 26 and 27, God repeats four times that we are created and He repeats four times that we are created in His image and likeness. It is pretty clear that He is stressing the point, not so? So whatis He saying …

In the Beginning

There was a time when I, like many others, questioned the validity of the Genesis creation account. My views were radically changed however, as a listened to a Christian geologist and paleontologist share his testimony…