I started to look at Romans this morning but I didn’t get further than the first verse, there’s so much in those first few words… ‘Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,’ A servant – doulos – one devoted to another to the disregard ofContinue reading “A servant…”
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What manner of man is this?
‘The men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’ How often do we marvel at the greatness of our God and the wonder at the beauty of Jesus? Friends, we may call ourselves Christians or followers of Christ but who is this God man thatContinue reading “What manner of man is this?”
Bless the Lord…
As I was reading these words… ‘Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name….’ my thoughts went to the shepherds and the wise men. They laid everything aside to go to worship and adore the Lord Jesus Christ! Friends, shall we too make an effort to goContinue reading “Bless the Lord…”
Spot the difference…
Have you ever done a spot the difference puzzle? There are two pictures that at first glance appear identical but as look harder you notice subtle differences. Something not in the right place, out of line or missing altogether. As you find each difference you circle it to highlight it. This puzzle made me thinkContinue reading “Spot the difference…”
Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens…
‘Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.’ How do we bear one another’s burdens? Primarily in prayer and then in practical ways if we’re able. In this we fulfill the law of Christ. What law?… ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thyContinue reading “Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens…”
Ask for the Old Paths…
As I read and prayed over what I was to share today, wherever I turned I read the same thing, God’s judgement on Israel forewarned if they did not turn back to God because they had left His ways and gone in the way of those nations around them… ‘I will judge you in theContinue reading “Ask for the Old Paths…”
Obedience takes courage…
Joshua is old, the tribes of Israel have been given their boundaries and he calls the people together to tell them that he’s… ‘divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes…’ and tells them that God will keep His promise to drive these nations out but asContinue reading “Obedience takes courage…”
How do you respond?
If someone insults or hurts us or those we love it’s very easy to react in the heat of the moment unless we’re…’kept by the power of God.’ David is a good example of this. He’d protected Nabal’s shepherds and sheep in the wilderness and later when he had need he sent a peaceful messageContinue reading “How do you respond?”
It’s not always easy!
Submission…How does that word make you feel? Whether it’s submission to your parents, your husband, teachers, leaders etc it’s not always easy. Then there’s submission to God, His commands and His will which includes all of the above. There was a time when submission was really hard for me, especially in marriage, it still isContinue reading “It’s not always easy!”
In Matt 24 the disciples ask Jesus what the signs of His second coming shall be. Jesus tells them and then ends with this… ‘But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.’ So what does it mean to endure? This phrase ‘he that shall endure’, is just one Greek wordContinue reading “Endure…”