What is faith?

Jesus’ faith held to some absolute certainties. Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, …” John 11:41-42 This does not mean Jesus always got what he wanted. Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.  He entered a house and did not … Continue reading What is faith?

Embrace Trials

I have a bad habit when in difficulty of giving myself permission to behave badly. Paul underwent far greater difficulties. His account of ship wrecks, beatings, facing wild animals and the like make anything I face seem trivial. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but … Continue reading Embrace Trials

Living in hope

God’s promises inspire hope. Do we have faith until he fulfils? We live in two worlds- embracing current reality and simultaneously being prepared. When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it, they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another. [Psalm 105:12-13NIV] The patriarchs wandered Palestine holding to … Continue reading Living in hope

What do we value?

Our culture has only one question to determine value – “Does it work?” Jesus takes a different view. After feeding the 5000 He leaves.  Most would have continued the ministry. When the people find Him, He challenges their motives –   ‘… you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but … Continue reading What do we value?