Value of sacrifice

At the great reckoning, many who trusted in ministry will be shocked to see people less gifted or fruitful honoured for their wholehearted devotion to God. Afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me. I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an … More Value of sacrifice

Not Consumed

There are situations that leave us certain we will be consumed. We have a balance of resources, those available must be greater than those required, if not we will falter. Yet in this we forget God. We forget that the Lord’s great love stretches beyond the obvious circumstances. Because of the LORD’s great love we … More Not Consumed

Suspect activities

Can I legitimately participate in an activity or eat something? The question takes me down a line of law. Paul however turns the attention to our attitude towards God for it. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know … More Suspect activities

God’s power

Crises ask, ‘Do I believe God for his goodness and power?’ Feeling powerless challenges my attitudes both to God and to what I want from him. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter … More God’s power

Faith for long haul

When faith is tested we like immediate vindication. Sometimes faith leads into a lifelong process. Take Noah, he was given a significant challenge –  “Build a large boat from cypress wood … Make the boat 450 feet long…” (Genesis 6:14-15NLT) This was to be the world’s largest ship till Brunel built the SS Great Eastern in 1858! When … More Faith for long haul

All about Jesus?

“It’s all about you Jesus …” It is easy to sing the song, but how real is this for us? Jesus presents the issue in terms of a choice between loving him and loving ourselves. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it … More All about Jesus?