Luke 2:8-20 When was the last time you received good news? What did you do? Did you keep it to yourself or did you share it with others? Imagine you were one of those shepherds watching over your sheep. It was a night like any other or so you thought… Suddenly an angel appears out of … More Good News!
James 4:4 Friends usually do things together and have similar interests. Being friends with the world means adopting the ways of the world–accepting or condoning the things of the world. James refers to those who are friends with the world as adulterers and adulteresses. Adultery is straying outside of your marriage. When the Israelites turned … More Spiritual Adultery
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 5:3 The message seems to contradict itself but God’s way of living is usually at odds with the world’s. His ways may seem strange to the world. We must be poor in spirit which means to be humble. Pride and … More Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the Lord has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against Me – Isaiah 1:2 The prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 1:2 depicts a courtroom scene charging Israel with covenant unfaithfulness and calls on heaven and earth to testify to the truth … More Isaiah 1:2
A couple of years ago I watched the movie “The Tomb of Jesus”. It was disturbing but informative. As I watched it, I realized that it is dangerous for people who are not grounded in their faith. The filmmakers make outrageous statements. One example is when Jesus was on the Cross and He said, “Woman, behold your son,” They … More I Am That I AM
“Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage” – Joshua 10:25 Insecurity, doubt or fear prevents us from following God’s will. We see throughout the Bible that God used people to fulfil His plans—His work when He could have easily done it on His own. God likes to do great things through … More Overcoming Emotional Hurdles
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” – John 10:27 When Jesus asked His disciples who they thought He was Peter said that He was the Son of the Living God. Jesus blessed Peter and told him that this revelation came from God. Peter recognised God’s voice in the … More Editing What We Hear