Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27) Most would agree that we need peace in our lives today.
A sick man needed healing, but healing was “work” and Jewish law strictly forbade any work to be done on the Sabbath. If a man will rescue his animal at any time, how much more will God rescue his people at any and every moment! Those who have been rescued, […]
Luke 16:1-18 Use your Opportunities Those listening to Jesus have heard his teaching on how they can come to God, and how God will welcome them (13:22-15:32). Now they are faced with a challenge: what will they do about it? Will they act on what they have heard? For the […]
St.Paul had encouraged the Galatians not to be led astray by false teachers, but to hold to the true gospel and to live lives characterised by love. This is possible only through the power of the Holy Spirit. If we claim to live by the Spirit and to be led […]
Luke 18:15-30 The Kingdom of God is not a country: it is the total rule of God in the hearts, minds and lives of his people. Who will enter this Kingdom and how? Jesus said that our attitude must be like that of the child to the Father: trust, obedience, […]
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8). The requirements of God are not overt religiosity but a life demonstrating the values of the Kingdom of God.
Finding Strength in God – (I Samuel 23:15-18) While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come to take his life. Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father […]
Psalm 100:4 The Heart of gratitude “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Matt Redman sang, “Bless the Lord oh my soul, Oh my soul, Worship His Holy name, Sing like never before, Oh my soul, I’ll worship Your […]
Luke 17:18 Showing gratitude 17“Were not all ten cleansed?” Jesus asked. “Where then are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Growing up as a child, my mother insisted that I always say “thank you” to anyone and everyone who reaches […]
Galatians 6:2 (NIV) – Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. The Lord has called us to be sympathetic towards our fellowmen. To share each other’s concerns whether it is emotional, physical or spiritual need. This not only includes lifting the other […]