Sunday 24th October 2021

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Welcome to Digital Church, I hope you find the teaching useful, all books can be downloaded for free in PDF format. My prayer is that you will be encouraged in your walk with the Lord and that you will bring glory to his name.

Information Overload
29/07/2021

The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
Exodus 33v11


As you read through the book of Exodus you begin to realise that Moses spent a huge amounts of time dealing with problems and endless disputes. You would think that as Joshua was being trained up as a leader that it would be a great learning experience for him to join Moses in his dealings with the Israelites. Instead Moses left him behind in the tent of meeting to train him up in the most important part of any ministry, seeking and hearing from God.

For as Moses went out he would be bombarded with viewpoints and opinions of all sorts and his job was to cut through the rumours and opinions and deal with the truth as the Lord saw it. The problem we all face is that the more information and opinions we hear, the harder is is to make a true decision for the Lord, for our mind is clouded and confused by the information overload.

It’s interesting to note that Joshua’s first two big blunders in leadership came down to having information that stopped him seeking the Lord. The first was the battle for Ai (Joshua 7v1-5), his spies had given him the report that this would be an easy battle and so he assumed all was well without seeking the Lord, his mind clouded by the spies report.

His second disaster happened in a similar way, in Joshua 9v1-15 we read of the Gibeonite deception. The Gibeonites spoke all the right words, came dressed in the right way and had the last mouldy crumbs of their food on display. Once again Joshua is convinced by all he saw and heard and decisions got made with no one seeking the Lord (Joshua 9v14).

Moses had tried to teach Joshua the ways of the Lord, it’s not about what we know or think we know, it’s not about what we have seen or experienced of what others have told us that should guide us in decisions. It is about what the Lord says, for He sees the beginning from the end and also knows the true hearts of all men.

When Jesus taught on prayer he followed the same theme as Moses used with Joshua:

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who is unseen
Matthew 6v6

Put simply, get away from the outside influences and rumour mills and seek the Lord alone.

One of the signs of the end times is “rumours” (Matthew 24v6), rumours that Jesus told his disciples not to be alarmed about.

That is not easy in a world that bombards us with 24 hour news and social media, but if we are to truly hear from the Lord and know His directions it is something that we need to learn to do. To find our tent of meeting, our inner room, our place alone with the Lord and ask Him to help us leave the rumours and advice of others outside the door and seek His direction free from the pollution of the world around us.

A View From the Mountain Side

A View From the Mountain Side A short book looking at how pride in the Christians life easily leads to deception.

ISBN: 978-0-9576988-2-6

Author: Simon Coward

Number of Pages: 44



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The Spiritual Man

The Spiritual Man "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed."
Romans 8v19

So often we talk about walking according to the Spirit or being led by the Spirit when we really have little idea what these terms mean.

This short book looks at some of our attitudes and behaviours and challenges what is being led of the Holy Spirit and what is being led of the flesh and how can we change how we are led.



ISBN: 9780957698819

Author: Simon Coward

Number of Pages: 42



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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park An easy to read book covering the basics of Christianity in short chapters. ideal for new believers or those wondering what Christianity is all about.

ISBN: 9780957698802

Author: Simon Coward

Number of Pages: 44



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Information Overload
29/07/2021

The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
Exodus 33v11


As you read through the book of Exodus you begin to... (read more)

Perils of Conspiracy
10/12/2020


"You are a king, then!" said Pilate.
Jesus answered, "You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me."
"What i... (read more)

The Blessings of Restrictions
11/09/2020

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
Moreover, we have al... (read more)

Letter 14: Living within the walls
02/07/2020

When Nehemiah made his initial survey of the city walls (Nehemiah 2v17-18) the task to rebuild must have seemed huge. The destruction, the rubble that lay in the way, the ruined materials and the need to build new gates would in themselves all... (read more)