Peter Horrobin

International Director of Ellel Ministries

April 29, 2013
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Resurrection Life!

1 Corinthians 15:3 – 4, NIV
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most significant and amazing events in all of history! Nothing like it has ever happened before and nothing like it will ever happen again. It’s a central and foundational truth for all believers, the cornerstone of our faith. I remember being sad when I saw the musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ because it ended with Jesus hanging on a cross – not with the resurrected Christ. How interesting that the last the world saw of Jesus Christ was Him hanging on a cross. And some Christians today believe that Jesus died on the cross for their sins, but don’t believe in His bodily resurrection.

Yet in the Gospels we read about the empty tomb, the broken seal, the rolled away stone, the surprised guard, the missing body, the empty grave clothes, the transformed disciples and of course the powerful explosion of the Christian Church that followed. Unequivocal proofs that Jesus rose from the dead, and will return again in glory!

As I reflected on the resurrection earlier this year, I sensed God prompting me to never preach about the cross on its own, but always share the other half of God’s redemptive plan – the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ! It’s because of the resurrection, in which Jesus powerfully overcame death, that we can say ‘Where O death is your victory? Where O death is your sting?’ (1 Corinthians 15:55).

We absolutely cannot separate the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They are two halves of a whole. One precedes the other. One completes the other. Both halves are essential in completing God’s redemptive plan – and an incomplete redemption would be no redemption at all!

A balanced and full gospel must include both His saving death and His saving resurrection life, because Jesus’ death alone doesn’t save us. If Jesus had stayed dead, then we too would remain dead in our sins, there would be no forgiveness and there would be no reconciliation with God. If Jesus had stayed dead, then to put our trust in Him would be completely useless. Our faith would be in vain.

But Jesus did rise again, conquering sin and death forevermore, and making it possible for us to share in His resurrection and enjoy eternal life with Him. He is Holy, without spot or blemish, and therefore it was absolutely impossible for death to hold him down. This is because death comes out of sin, and He was sinless – death had no hold on Him and victoriously He rose again! It’s His death and resurrection together that’s the good news – salvation for all mankind! And it’s His death and resurrection together that we must proclaim as of first importance, that all may believe and be saved.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive me for the times that I’ve doubted the truth of Your Word, especially where I’ve doubted Your resurrection. I declare today – I believe that You bodily rose again! Thank You for saving and redeeming me. I gratefully rejoice in Your completed redemption plan and I look forward to the day of Your return, In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 15, 2013
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Learning Life’s Lessons – God’s Way!

Proverbs 22:6, NIV
“Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

As I was thinking about writing today’s Seed, I received inspiration from a surprising source – the London Daily Telegraph! Tomorrow is the funeral service of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century. There will be few reading this Seed of the Kingdom who haven’t heard of her. The great and famous of the nation, together with Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will be present at St.Paul’s Cathedral for the service.

Margaret Thatcher was known as a strong leader and she had a deeply entrenched respect for the laws of God. But where did that come from? The Daily Telegraph explained how It came from her childhood upbringing. Her father, a Methodist lay-preacher would take her Sunday by Sunday to churches all over Lincolnshire, where she heard him preach from the Word of God. God’s Word became her childhood meat and drink. While studying Chemistry, and then Law, at Oxford University she herself became a Methodist lay preacher. Her sermon on “seek ye first the Kingdom of God” was described as outstanding. And she took prayer meetings “extremely seriously”.

So when the world watches the service, relayed by television to the nations, what will they hear? Famous people sometimes have the privilege of preparing the Order of Service for their own funeral. Margaret Thatcher was known for her great attention to detail, so she carefully prepared instructions for how the event should be conducted. She specifically asked that there be no political eulogy at the service, because, she said, “the sole object of worship must be God!”

And then she asked that the Prime Minister of the day should read the second lesson, carefully chosen by herself from John’s Gospel. So, in tomorrow’s funeral service, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will read to the world from John 14:1-6, which begins with the words, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God” and concludes with Jesus answering Thomas’s profound question, “how can we know the way” by saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.” I will be praying that the congregation, and the nations, will be listening to what David Cameron reads.

So where did the 87-year old lady learn such wisdom? As our Scripture for the day reminds us, it came from her childhood upbringing. When she became old, she did not depart from what she learned about God from her father’s preaching, and her childhood upbringing in the heart of her local Methodist Church. What a privilege it is to impart to our children and grandchildren a knowledge of God. None of us know what fruit there will be in the generations yet to come. I pray that we will each take seriously our own personal responsibility to impact the generations yet to come with the truth that Jesus is the only way!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for those who have impacted my life with truth from the Word of God. Help me, Lord, to serve You and the generations yet to come, by sharing my knowledge of You with those who are young, so that when they are old, they will still desire to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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April 15, 2013
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Learning Life’s Lessons – God’s Way!

Proverbs 22:6, NIV
“Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

As I was thinking about writing today’s Seed, I received inspiration from a surprising source – the London Daily Telegraph! Tomorrow is the funeral service of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century. There will be few reading this Seed of the Kingdom who haven’t heard of her. The great and famous of the nation, together with Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will be present at St.Paul’s Cathedral for the service.

Margaret Thatcher was known as a strong leader and she had a deeply entrenched respect for the laws of God. But where did that come from? The Daily Telegraph explained how It came from her childhood upbringing. Her father, a Methodist lay-preacher would take her Sunday by Sunday to churches all over Lincolnshire, where she heard him preach from the Word of God. God’s Word became her childhood meat and drink. While studying Chemistry, and then Law, at Oxford University she herself became a Methodist lay preacher. Her sermon on “seek ye first the Kingdom of God” was described as outstanding. And she took prayer meetings “extremely seriously”.

So when the world watches the service, relayed by television to the nations, what will they hear? Famous people sometimes have the privilege of preparing the Order of Service for their own funeral. Margaret Thatcher was known for her great attention to detail, so she carefully prepared instructions for how the event should be conducted. She specifically asked that there be no political eulogy at the service, because, she said, “the sole object of worship must be God!”

And then she asked that the Prime Minister of the day should read the second lesson, carefully chosen by herself from John’s Gospel. So, in tomorrow’s funeral service, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will read to the world from John 14:1-6, which begins with the words, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God” and concludes with Jesus answering Thomas’s profound question, “how can we know the way” by saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.” I will be praying that the congregation, and the nations, will be listening to what David Cameron reads.

So where did the 87-year old lady learn such wisdom? As our Scripture for the day reminds us, it came from her childhood upbringing. When she became old, she did not depart from what she learned about God from her father’s preaching, and her childhood upbringing in the heart of her local Methodist Church. What a privilege it is to impart to our children and grandchildren a knowledge of God. None of us know what fruit there will be in the generations yet to come. I pray that we will each take seriously our own personal responsibility to impact the generations yet to come with the truth that Jesus is the only way!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for those who have impacted my life with truth from the Word of God. Help me, Lord, to serve You and the generations yet to come, by sharing my knowledge of You with those who are young, so that when they are old, they will still desire to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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April 15, 2013
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Learning Life’s Lessons – God’s Way!

Proverbs 22:6, NIV
“Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

As I was thinking about writing today’s Seed, I received inspiration from a surprising source – the London Daily Telegraph! Tomorrow is the funeral service of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century. There will be few reading this Seed of the Kingdom who haven’t heard of her. The great and famous of the nation, together with Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will be present at St.Paul’s Cathedral for the service.

Margaret Thatcher was known as a strong leader and she had a deeply entrenched respect for the laws of God. But where did that come from? The Daily Telegraph explained how It came from her childhood upbringing. Her father, a Methodist lay-preacher would take her Sunday by Sunday to churches all over Lincolnshire, where she heard him preach from the Word of God. God’s Word became her childhood meat and drink. While studying Chemistry, and then Law, at Oxford University she herself became a Methodist lay preacher. Her sermon on “seek ye first the Kingdom of God” was described as outstanding. And she took prayer meetings “extremely seriously”.

So when the world watches the service, relayed by television to the nations, what will they hear? Famous people sometimes have the privilege of preparing the Order of Service for their own funeral. Margaret Thatcher was known for her great attention to detail, so she carefully prepared instructions for how the event should be conducted. She specifically asked that there be no political eulogy at the service, because, she said, “the sole object of worship must be God!”

And then she asked that the Prime Minister of the day should read the second lesson, carefully chosen by herself from John’s Gospel. So, in tomorrow’s funeral service, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will read to the world from John 14:1-6, which begins with the words, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God” and concludes with Jesus answering Thomas’s profound question, “how can we know the way” by saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.” I will be praying that the congregation, and the nations, will be listening to what David Cameron reads.

So where did the 87-year old lady learn such wisdom? As our Scripture for the day reminds us, it came from her childhood upbringing. When she became old, she did not depart from what she learned about God from her father’s preaching, and her childhood upbringing in the heart of her local Methodist Church. What a privilege it is to impart to our children and grandchildren a knowledge of God. None of us know what fruit there will be in the generations yet to come. I pray that we will each take seriously our own personal responsibility to impact the generations yet to come with the truth that Jesus is the only way!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for those who have impacted my life with truth from the Word of God. Help me, Lord, to serve You and the generations yet to come, by sharing my knowledge of You with those who are young, so that when they are old, they will still desire to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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April 15, 2013
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Learning Life’s Lessons – God’s Way!

Proverbs 22:6, NIV
“Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

As I was thinking about writing today’s Seed, I received inspiration from a surprising source – the London Daily Telegraph! Tomorrow is the funeral service of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century. There will be few reading this Seed of the Kingdom who haven’t heard of her. The great and famous of the nation, together with Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will be present at St.Paul’s Cathedral for the service.

Margaret Thatcher was known as a strong leader and she had a deeply entrenched respect for the laws of God. But where did that come from? The Daily Telegraph explained how It came from her childhood upbringing. Her father, a Methodist lay-preacher would take her Sunday by Sunday to churches all over Lincolnshire, where she heard him preach from the Word of God. God’s Word became her childhood meat and drink. While studying Chemistry, and then Law, at Oxford University she herself became a Methodist lay preacher. Her sermon on “seek ye first the Kingdom of God” was described as outstanding. And she took prayer meetings “extremely seriously”.

So when the world watches the service, relayed by television to the nations, what will they hear? Famous people sometimes have the privilege of preparing the Order of Service for their own funeral. Margaret Thatcher was known for her great attention to detail, so she carefully prepared instructions for how the event should be conducted. She specifically asked that there be no political eulogy at the service, because, she said, “the sole object of worship must be God!”

And then she asked that the Prime Minister of the day should read the second lesson, carefully chosen by herself from John’s Gospel. So, in tomorrow’s funeral service, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will read to the world from John 14:1-6, which begins with the words, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God” and concludes with Jesus answering Thomas’s profound question, “how can we know the way” by saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.” I will be praying that the congregation, and the nations, will be listening to what David Cameron reads.

So where did the 87-year old lady learn such wisdom? As our Scripture for the day reminds us, it came from her childhood upbringing. When she became old, she did not depart from what she learned about God from her father’s preaching, and her childhood upbringing in the heart of her local Methodist Church. What a privilege it is to impart to our children and grandchildren a knowledge of God. None of us know what fruit there will be in the generations yet to come. I pray that we will each take seriously our own personal responsibility to impact the generations yet to come with the truth that Jesus is the only way!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for those who have impacted my life with truth from the Word of God. Help me, Lord, to serve You and the generations yet to come, by sharing my knowledge of You with those who are young, so that when they are old, they will still desire to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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April 15, 2013
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Learning Life’s Lessons – God’s Way!

Proverbs 22:6, NIV
“Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

As I was thinking about writing today’s Seed, I received inspiration from a surprising source – the London Daily Telegraph! Tomorrow is the funeral service of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century. There will be few reading this Seed of the Kingdom who haven’t heard of her. The great and famous of the nation, together with Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will be present at St.Paul’s Cathedral for the service.

Margaret Thatcher was known as a strong leader and she had a deeply entrenched respect for the laws of God. But where did that come from? The Daily Telegraph explained how It came from her childhood upbringing. Her father, a Methodist lay-preacher would take her Sunday by Sunday to churches all over Lincolnshire, where she heard him preach from the Word of God. God’s Word became her childhood meat and drink. While studying Chemistry, and then Law, at Oxford University she herself became a Methodist lay preacher. Her sermon on “seek ye first the Kingdom of God” was described as outstanding. And she took prayer meetings “extremely seriously”.

So when the world watches the service, relayed by television to the nations, what will they hear? Famous people sometimes have the privilege of preparing the Order of Service for their own funeral. Margaret Thatcher was known for her great attention to detail, so she carefully prepared instructions for how the event should be conducted. She specifically asked that there be no political eulogy at the service, because, she said, “the sole object of worship must be God!”

And then she asked that the Prime Minister of the day should read the second lesson, carefully chosen by herself from John’s Gospel. So, in tomorrow’s funeral service, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will read to the world from John 14:1-6, which begins with the words, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God” and concludes with Jesus answering Thomas’s profound question, “how can we know the way” by saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.” I will be praying that the congregation, and the nations, will be listening to what David Cameron reads.

So where did the 87-year old lady learn such wisdom? As our Scripture for the day reminds us, it came from her childhood upbringing. When she became old, she did not depart from what she learned about God from her father’s preaching, and her childhood upbringing in the heart of her local Methodist Church. What a privilege it is to impart to our children and grandchildren a knowledge of God. None of us know what fruit there will be in the generations yet to come. I pray that we will each take seriously our own personal responsibility to impact the generations yet to come with the truth that Jesus is the only way!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for those who have impacted my life with truth from the Word of God. Help me, Lord, to serve You and the generations yet to come, by sharing my knowledge of You with those who are young, so that when they are old, they will still desire to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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April 15, 2013
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Learning Life’s Lessons – God’s Way!

Proverbs 22:6, NIV
“Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

As I was thinking about writing today’s Seed, I received inspiration from a surprising source – the London Daily Telegraph! Tomorrow is the funeral service of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century. There will be few reading this Seed of the Kingdom who haven’t heard of her. The great and famous of the nation, together with Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will be present at St.Paul’s Cathedral for the service.

Margaret Thatcher was known as a strong leader and she had a deeply entrenched respect for the laws of God. But where did that come from? The Daily Telegraph explained how It came from her childhood upbringing. Her father, a Methodist lay-preacher would take her Sunday by Sunday to churches all over Lincolnshire, where she heard him preach from the Word of God. God’s Word became her childhood meat and drink. While studying Chemistry, and then Law, at Oxford University she herself became a Methodist lay preacher. Her sermon on “seek ye first the Kingdom of God” was described as outstanding. And she took prayer meetings “extremely seriously”.

So when the world watches the service, relayed by television to the nations, what will they hear? Famous people sometimes have the privilege of preparing the Order of Service for their own funeral. Margaret Thatcher was known for her great attention to detail, so she carefully prepared instructions for how the event should be conducted. She specifically asked that there be no political eulogy at the service, because, she said, “the sole object of worship must be God!”

And then she asked that the Prime Minister of the day should read the second lesson, carefully chosen by herself from John’s Gospel. So, in tomorrow’s funeral service, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will read to the world from John 14:1-6, which begins with the words, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God” and concludes with Jesus answering Thomas’s profound question, “how can we know the way” by saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.” I will be praying that the congregation, and the nations, will be listening to what David Cameron reads.

So where did the 87-year old lady learn such wisdom? As our Scripture for the day reminds us, it came from her childhood upbringing. When she became old, she did not depart from what she learned about God from her father’s preaching, and her childhood upbringing in the heart of her local Methodist Church. What a privilege it is to impart to our children and grandchildren a knowledge of God. None of us know what fruit there will be in the generations yet to come. I pray that we will each take seriously our own personal responsibility to impact the generations yet to come with the truth that Jesus is the only way!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for those who have impacted my life with truth from the Word of God. Help me, Lord, to serve You and the generations yet to come, by sharing my knowledge of You with those who are young, so that when they are old, they will still desire to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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April 15, 2013
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Learning Life’s Lessons – God’s Way!

Proverbs 22:6, NIV
“Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

As I was thinking about writing today’s Seed, I received inspiration from a surprising source – the London Daily Telegraph! Tomorrow is the funeral service of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century. There will be few reading this Seed of the Kingdom who haven’t heard of her. The great and famous of the nation, together with Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will be present at St.Paul’s Cathedral for the service.

Margaret Thatcher was known as a strong leader and she had a deeply entrenched respect for the laws of God. But where did that come from? The Daily Telegraph explained how It came from her childhood upbringing. Her father, a Methodist lay-preacher would take her Sunday by Sunday to churches all over Lincolnshire, where she heard him preach from the Word of God. God’s Word became her childhood meat and drink. While studying Chemistry, and then Law, at Oxford University she herself became a Methodist lay preacher. Her sermon on “seek ye first the Kingdom of God” was described as outstanding. And she took prayer meetings “extremely seriously”.

So when the world watches the service, relayed by television to the nations, what will they hear? Famous people sometimes have the privilege of preparing the Order of Service for their own funeral. Margaret Thatcher was known for her great attention to detail, so she carefully prepared instructions for how the event should be conducted. She specifically asked that there be no political eulogy at the service, because, she said, “the sole object of worship must be God!”

And then she asked that the Prime Minister of the day should read the second lesson, carefully chosen by herself from John’s Gospel. So, in tomorrow’s funeral service, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will read to the world from John 14:1-6, which begins with the words, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God” and concludes with Jesus answering Thomas’s profound question, “how can we know the way” by saying, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.” I will be praying that the congregation, and the nations, will be listening to what David Cameron reads.

So where did the 87-year old lady learn such wisdom? As our Scripture for the day reminds us, it came from her childhood upbringing. When she became old, she did not depart from what she learned about God from her father’s preaching, and her childhood upbringing in the heart of her local Methodist Church. What a privilege it is to impart to our children and grandchildren a knowledge of God. None of us know what fruit there will be in the generations yet to come. I pray that we will each take seriously our own personal responsibility to impact the generations yet to come with the truth that Jesus is the only way!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for those who have impacted my life with truth from the Word of God. Help me, Lord, to serve You and the generations yet to come, by sharing my knowledge of You with those who are young, so that when they are old, they will still desire to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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