We can become proud of our ministry or spirituality. We point to it as a badge of honour. Your boasting about this is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough? 1 Corinthians 5v6 This church elevated their loving acceptance of someone many … Continue reading Boasting?
What does it look like to be spiritually free? “Long ago my people chose to live in Egypt. Now they are oppressed by Assyria. … But I will reveal my name to my people, and they will come to know its power.” Isaiah 52v4-6 The choices we make can leave us in emotional cul-de-sacs. Life … Continue reading Free?
Many hoping for relief are disappointed, Covid is resurging, society has shrunk, … “Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance … Isaiah 41v1 Everyone has situations needing rescue. Maybe a personal tragedy, maybe a global crisis … … think about Abraham, your ancestor, and Sarah, who gave birth to your nation. Abraham was only … Continue reading Where hope?
The eyes of the world have been on COP26. Will our leaders be able to save the world? Yet there is someone else we might want to be looking for Why was no one there when I came? Isaiah 50v2 We are so determined that salvation is in our hands that we seem incapable of … Continue reading Save the planet?
Franchise owners ensure that outlets maintain standards. The Lord is even more concerned with the use of his name. “Listen to me, O family of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel and born into the family of Judah. Listen, you who … call on the God of Israel. Isaiah 48v1 It is … Continue reading Integrity
With new challenges it is encouraging that the Lord has been preparing me for them. Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. Psalm 144v1 We might not welcome the challenge ahead, but without it, the skills he has developed in us will … Continue reading Facing Challenges
Siblings together in a car Continue reading Who is my brother?
Phil Boydell on left takes over from Derek Leaf on right Continue reading A New Song!
In a divisive world the counsel of Jerusalem stands as a beacon of hope. While Paul and Barnabas were at Antioch of Syria, some men from Judea arrived and began to teach the believers: “Unless you are circumcised as required by the law of Moses, you cannot be saved.” Acts 15v1 Two theologies had developed … Continue reading Humility in Conflict
What is the trail we leave behind? Is it of love, zeal or complacency? In our pursuit of Jesus we fall into traps. After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Galatians 3:3 I run ahead of Jesus. I presume that by … Continue reading What trail do I leave?