One of the things I admire about the people I have read biographies for, is the number of them who would be able to deliver a talk or a sermon at the drop of a hat. Part of this ability is undeniably the work of the Holy Spirit and the person's reliance on Him for … Continue reading Always be ready
There is a story that Jesus tells about a farmer who goes and scatters some seed. And for various reasons the majority of seed does not grow into plants which bear fruit. Some land on rocky ground, some are eaten by animals, some get drowned by the weeds. After telling the story Jesus explains that … Continue reading God’s Word – Make Time!
One of the things that I spend an inordinate amount of times thinking about (more so in the past, but still a fair amount now) is the concept of calling. I am frequently asking myself what is God calling me to. When I was a teenager I often answered that question with something along the … Continue reading Do whatever is required.
I didn't discover the terms 'calvinism' or 'arminianism' until I came to university. Even now, I don't fully understand them or the nuances behind them. (A large part of me really doesn't want to understand them) I find it unhelpful to pit God's sovereignty against man's freewill. A bit like the age-old debate 'what came … Continue reading Eli’s Passivity vs Repentance
My wife and I have been together a long time, even before we got married I think we had been dating for 5-6 years! In the early days, when I was in the long process of winning her heart - I would make every effort to talk with her! Back in the day MSN messenger … Continue reading All night!
I don't think anyone has ever been amazed at my gracious words. Maybe once or twice people have called me naive for thinking the best of someone or marvelled that I would give so-and-so the benefit of the doubt. But I honestly don't think I am amazing anyone with my gracious words. Yet this is … Continue reading They were amazed at his gracious words…
May the LORD reward you for what you have done, and may you receive a full reward from the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge Ruth chose to come into the faith of Israel, she chose to believe in God and trust him to be her refuge. Reading this, … Continue reading Ruth 2:12
IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH - Genesis 1:1 I LIFT UP MY EYES TO THE HILLS. FROM WHERE DOES MY HELP COME FROM? MY HELP COMES FROM THE LORD, WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH. - Psalm 121:1-2 As Christians we can find immense hope and comfort in knowing that the … Continue reading Creation and Help
IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH - Genesis 1:1 BY THE WORD OF THE LORD THE HEAVENS WERE MADE, AND BY THE BREATH OF HIS MOUTH ALL THEIR HOST - Psalm 33:6 God's word is powerful, by it we hear the gospel. By it we receive faith and are able to … Continue reading Creation: Word and Spirit