After the Bible, the most helpful books to read are good Christian books. Why not invest some of your free time in reading some? Here are a couple of recommendations from the pastors …[Read more…]
Who are you relying on? What are you finding joy in? Where are you placing your hope?
Psalm 118v8 “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans”
Philippians 4v4 “Rejoice in the Lord always”
Philippians 3v19-20 “Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ …”[Read more…]
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only’.” Luke 4v8
Those of us who are trusting in our Lord Jesus Christ alone for our salvation, and are seeking to live for Him in the power of His Holy Spirit during these testing Covid 19 days, will be in no doubt as to who is worthy of our worship . Jesus confirmed it in the verse quoted above.
What about those we are seeking to reach with the good news of the gospel? They may be members of our family, friends, work colleagues, neighbours – the list is endless. Who or what do they currently worship? Who or what demands their attention?[Read more…]
It is painful to hear the news at the moment. There is violent disorder in the USA. There is coronavirus killing hundreds of thousands across the globe. Our year started with terrible fires in Australia and widespread flooding in the UK, which may be linked to global warming. The war in Syria hasn’t ended.[Read more…]
Qu. 12. “According to God’s righteous judgement we deserve punishment both in this world and forever after: How then can we escape punishment and return to God’s favour?”
A. God requires that His justice be satisfied. Therefore the claims of His justice must be paid in full, either by ourselves or another.”[Read more…]
I have been re-reading the biography of Mary Slessor who was a missionary in Africa, and I thought it might be good to give a potted history of her life for those who have not heard of her; and to highlight a few things that struck me about her life.[Read more…]
Psalm 73v28 “But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.”
The Psalmist Asaph struggles with the problem of why wicked people seem to prosper as compared with the righteous. Only when the Psalmist went into the temple did he understand what was to be the final destiny of the wicked (verses 16 and 17).
What bothers you most about the current situation? I have found the Lord challenging me about my priorities.[Read more…]
Please read Luke 7:36-50
The Story is about a Pharisee called Simon and a woman who poured perfume on Jesus’ feet.
You can look at this story from a number of points of view:[Read more…]
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29v29
It is now eight weeks since our lives have been subject to considerable change. Many of us have more time to eat, drink, try to be merry, sleep, relax and generally complain. Or is there more time to praise, pray, read, think, meditate and respond to God’s leading?[Read more…]