We have rid our culture of so much religion that we can miss the principles Jesus is teaching because the context has changed- “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ Matthew 9:12 We … More Who needs forgiveness?
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What is the difference between a Christian and someone who has yet to receive Jesus? The difference can be seen through what empowers their life: ‘Life’ or ‘death’. Our lives are an arena where these two sources compete to rule and bear fruit in our lives. … when we were in the realm of the … More What makes a Christian?
When I have a strong desire, I want to bulldozer people into it. Paul shows another way- We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive … Romans 15:1 Convinced of my cause, I confuse my will with Jesus’. We must not just please ourselves. If I push my will, I become … More Temptation to bulldozer
The outcome of Jesus’ ministry on earth was that he returned to heaven victorious. He had expressed faith and love and the reward was glory. The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give! Psalm 21:1 This rejoicing is in the immediate aftermath of the cross! We … More Victory at the cross
How do we relate with those who have hurt us? Most focus on the person and the offence. What happens when we bring in Jesus’ perspective. Paul wrote a letter to Philemon, whose slave had run away to Paul and through Paul had come to faith. He sends the slave back with an appeal to … More Brothers who hurt us
For years I have observed Christians shut down by the vehement anger of others that falsely accuses in order to silence its own conscience. Pass through, pass through the gates! The Lord encourages us to go out. Despite our fears, we are called to leave the safety of our stronghold. Prepare the way for the … More Prepare the way
Who are obstacles God clears away? God says, “Rebuild the road! Clear away the rocks and stones so my people can return from captivity.” Isaiah 57:14 Stones in the Bible often symbolise people, in this case obstacles to true freedom. The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I … More Obstacles to freedom
Love can only be demonstrated when life throws us challenges. Jesus demonstrated his to the very end. … More Easter Love