In picking up life’s pieces, we show Jesus’ love … More Love revealed
Why are God’s people succumbing to spiritual attacks? … Come, wild animals of the forest! Come and devour my people! Isaiah 56:9 We have cut down the defences against evil and have become an open target. For the leaders of my people … are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no … More Why all the evil?
How do we measure praise? See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. Isaiah 52:13 Jesus is the greatest. How did he prosper? But many were amazed when they saw him. His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human, and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man. Isaiah … More Living for praise?
We live in turbulent times with messages of fear. The fruit of these messages is anger, attempts to control people and ultimately, hatred. Jesus speaks into this, I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. John 14:27 What a contrast between the messages of fear and the gift of peace. Fear drives … More Peace in fearful times
What price for peace? We look back on the way we have hurt people and our insides are churned up. These words can seem merely aspirational – we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God Romans 5:1 The impact of my failure is worse than I realise. When … More What price peace?
Jesus was born and lived. What was the purpose? He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1 The Father announces Jesus as the one through whom he will act. That work continues through us as we live by His … More Jesus came to model life
We live in a spiritual wasteland. The Lord desires to enter it and asks us to participate. “Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! Isaiah 40:3 Our role is to clear a way through this wilderness and make a straight path for him. … More Message of a filled life
Jesus multiplies what we do in faith, inspired by spirit and word. … More Multiplying Impact
Sometimes we are taken out of our comfort zone, It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water. John4:7 Collecting water at midday would leave one exhausted and perspiring. Later we hear she has had a string of failed relationships. Maybe she was avoiding those who despised her. Jesus, tired as he … More To Unsafe Places
Having the mindset of an observer will lead me to fail when I am asked to step up and participate. Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard … More Observer Mindset
There are people so clever they think they can disprove God. I have met a few. One asked, “Can God do anything?” I replied, “Yes.” Now he had me! “Then could God make something so heavy that he could not lift it?” The underlying message being, if I can dismiss God with a paradox, then … More Limits of Knowledge