Creation

Genesis 1 tells us what happened in the beginning for this world. It does not tell us everything that happened. For example it does not tell us when angels were created. Instead its focus is on this world and the universe around it and most importantly the creation of Man. In Genesis 2 we are... Continue Reading →

Drunk?

In Acts 2:13 we read: But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” Now why would they consider such a thing? Obviously the way the 120 followers of Jesus were acting was similar to that of those who are drunk, and I would think a happy drunk. Yet there is something deeper than this... Continue Reading →

Strongholds

In the Psalms (like Psalm 91) we read of God as our fortress, our high tower, our refuge and Rock. This picture is also given by Joel (3:16) and Nahum (1:7) and David expressed it in song in 2 Samuel 22. What is a stronghold, or a fortress? It is a place to be safe... Continue Reading →

Emp…

I want us to consider the Emp… of Christianity. Empathy Empower Employ Our starting place for our commitment to Christ and to His Word is in realising that God empathises with us. He knows and understands what we are going through. He has been tempted in every way. This Empathy is integral to His Love... Continue Reading →

A, B, C of speaking the Truth

How are we to handle the Truth. We are to use our Reason, but also we are to look to God for Revelation. God gave me my ABCs for how we should speak His truth. They are: Affirm Bless Challenge Firstly we are to affirm people. This is to associate with them. To be united... Continue Reading →

True Love

Love is a word that has a lot of different meanings. To clarify what is meant by love the phrase “true love” was introduced to distinguish it from other kinds. This ”true love” is what people are looking for, but what it is it when you find it?  Ephesians 5 makes statements about how to... Continue Reading →

Obedient heart

“Chag Sameach! Shavuot tov!” – Happy holiday, have good weeks! We read in Acts 2:5 that “there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.” Why?! To answer we need to understand a bit of history, a bit of God’s Law, a bit about agriculture and a bit about people. Acts 2:1... Continue Reading →

Babel

One of the things that I have learnt is that when we speak to people in their own language, they respond differently to when we have them use ours. If you go on holiday to Italy. There the challenge is to use Italian. You can try just using English, but people struggle to follow what... Continue Reading →

Responsibility

Those of you who are into your Spiderman should know the phrase “with great power comes great responsibility”. It is a truth we often let slip by, perhaps because it is in a comic, or more likely because we don’t like what it demands of us. Ezekiel is given a vision of a disaster which... Continue Reading →

Restoration

In Leviticus 26 we read the two alternatives laid out before the people of Israel. If they are obedient then God will walk among them and be their God. They will have nothing and no one to fear. Yet if they are disobedient then God will bring terror upon them. If they then continue in... Continue Reading →

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