A strong spiritual challenge issued by Jesus against the religious leaders of Jerusalem is the theme of the next section of John chapter 7. Jesus makes the point that obedience is a necessary aspect of learning. The resistance of the scribes and pharisees is ultimately a matter of rebellion, not knowledge. In the same way,… Continue reading The Gospel of John – ”Right Judgement”
On one level, John 7:1-13 functions to set the stage for the rest of chapters 7 & 8. It also reveals to us some wrong views about Jesus that the Jewish people, including Jesus’ own brothers, had about Him. But a careful look at these verses also reveals that Jesus is both Messiah and Lord, which fits… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Trust God’s timing
As a Christian, as a believer, when you give your life to Christ and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour, you get many benefits from doing this! How awesome is that! Our Lord is such a loving God, that when you accept Him, He rewards you. How does He do reward you? Stick around… Continue reading Who you are in Christ
I'm sure you've asked yourself this question - Where are you God, I'm in a crisis? I know I have! The truth, He hasn't gone anywhere. God can do great work in the darkness, even though you think He isn't doing anything at all. Your response to God can turn a crisis into calm and… Continue reading Why God Allows a Crisis!
Ephesians 6:10-20 - The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the… Continue reading The Full Armor of God!
Psalm 51 For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is… Continue reading Cleanse Me!
When my "normal" is shattered from life-altering experiences I am often left with fear, anxiety, heartbreak, and disappointment, eventually leading me to despair. My hopes and dreams are dimmed by the hard reality of life. But... hope isn’t just a fleeting wish, I feel like Hope is a Person! Photo by Lynnelle Richardson on Pexels.com… Continue reading Hope is a Person!
one of the top reasons people stop going to church is because they think Christians are hypocritical. Ouch, right? But let’s think about it. The definition of a hypocrite is someone who says one thing—but does another.” Reflect for a moment on last week. Have you noticed any areas of your life where you say… Continue reading Share Jesus by living like Him!
Are you a "doubting Thomas" Christian - unless I see Jesus work and can touch Him, I will never believe? If Jesus gave you the evidence you were demanding I can promise your world will be rocked. But this is not how faith works. It's not how Jesus works. He says: “Blessed are those who… Continue reading Jesus Saves and convicts false religions!
This section of scripture uncovers the true motivation of the crowd following Jesus: selfishness. This passage is part of a long dialogue where Christ clarifies the meaning of His miracles. Jesus has just explained that He, Himself, is the ''Bread of Life'' which people are meant to seek. In response, the people complain amongst themselves.… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Do not be driven by selfishness