24 December, 2017
At Christmas a new king is born, so unlike the reigning king in Israel. Herod was full of pride, ambition; was self-seeking, prone to fits of anger and rage and a cruel leader of his people. In a stable, in a manger, a new king is born. A shepherd who would lay down his life […]
26 November, 2017
Making decisions can be difficult – but if we do not know what to do, we can look to God, who has good plans. We can be like Jehoshaphat, who “set his face to seek the Lord”.
19 November, 2017
We all need God to speak to us, both individually and corporately. In Acts 13, the Holy Spirit spoke to the church in Antioch as they were praying and fasting, telling them to “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul”. It is in the context of worship that God speaks to us. A church that […]
5 November, 2017
Titus chapter 1 takes us through the qualifications of eldership. In addition to elders, these qualities are to be aspired to for all believers.
22 October, 2017
Paul exhorts us to overcome evil with good. We need to be filled with the love of God to do this, for no human effort can overcome evil.
13 August, 2017
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39 The love of God is […]
30 July, 2017
None of us will live a suffering-free life. In fact, Jesus invites us in to “the fellowship of His sufferings”. However, we must remember that “our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us”. As we fix our eyes on Jesus and the hope of heaven, we can live with […]
23 July, 2017
When the enemy attacks us, he often tries to destroy our confidence in God. We do not need to fear, because God fights our battles! “So the Lord God saved Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem…. He took care of them on every side.” – 2 Chronicles 32:22
16 July, 2017
‘Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12)’. God bestows upon His children the Spirit of sonship. The Spirit you receive as a son comes with an obligation (not to the sinful nature) but to the leading of […]
9 July, 2017
Jesus Christ has sent the promised Holy Spirit, that through him and by him we may fulfil the righteous requirement of the law. It is only by relinquishing all control to the Holy Spirit that the church is able flourish as God has called it to flourish. ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my […]