Eternally safe and secure

Hi folks,

I have been struck reading the gospel of John recently and how Jesus did not die prematurely. It has a lot to say about how God keeps Christians so that not one will be lost.

In chapter 7v1, it says that Jesus didn’t go about in Judea because the Jews were trying to kill him. In v30 it says no one could lay a hand on Him because his ‘hour had not yet come’. So Jesus was kept safe because He was wise about how he lived and where He went. He was also kept safe because the . . . → Read More: Eternally safe and secure

The Call

Hi folks

I’ve been reminded from Micah this morning that at the heart of what it means to live the Christian life is love:

“He has showed you, O people, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6v8).

If I am honest I don’t always act justly, or love mercy when it comes to my ‘neighbour’. And of course that’s a symptom of not walking humbly with my God.

I’m praying for all of us that we would be deeply affected . . . → Read More: The Call

Ever met an angel?

Hi all,

 

Maturity for a Christian involves the two loves from the two greatest commandments, love God and love your neighbour. I have been reflecting on how do this and at the same time obey the great commission of reaching out with the gospel to our neighbours (anyone we come across).

Hebrews 13v2 tells us “Do not neglect to show hospitality”. I think this is something easy to neglect which is tragic as it enables us to show our love for God, in loving others and providing a natural environment to talk about our faith.

Why not set a . . . → Read More: Ever met an angel?

Lets all calm down!

Hi folks,Just a reminder from Sunday morning when we were looking at being quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.I suggested that if you particularly struggle in this area a good idea is to keep a journal that you can write in when you over heat! Something like this:

 

1. What was the trigger? For example, the kids spilt milk on the carpet.

2. How did I respond? For example, I shouted and slammed doors, and I felt really unappreciated.

3. What did I want? For example, my children to not make a mess and to . . . → Read More: Lets all calm down!