There is considerable significance in the choice of a word. For many years I have used a short hand for the gospel message of, repent and believe- The time has come he said, the Kingdom of God is near, repent and believe the good news. Mark 1:15 These two words are stacked with significance. To … Continue reading Repentance or Death?
Jesus talks of how we choose to receive His word. An emphasis on visible results has pushed us towards – The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. Results are easy! We can count green shoots of decisions … Continue reading Choose Jesus’ way
Psalm 114 (Message) After Israel left Egypt, the clan of Jacob left those barbarians behind; Judah became holy land for him, Israel the place of holy rule. Leaving the land of slavery, Israel became God’s holy people and the land the place of holy rule. This was a first step to their being made Holy. … Continue reading Freedom from Slavery
When I really want something, I look on the Bible as a hindrance, getting in the way of what I want. I want to rebel – ‘Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.’ Psalm 2:3 I despise my convictions as irrelevant for this situation. The Lord however, has a response: He rebukes … Continue reading Worship, a cure for rebellion
There are times when I am stressed out by the urgent and yet it seems every road I take to resolve the situation ends in frustration. It seems I am battling against God. The real surprise shown in Isaiah 30 is that this may well be the case! 16 You said, “No, we will flee … Continue reading Rest in stress