Living like Jesus lived

Tonight’s Bible study continued looking at the ‘moral test’ John gives for discerning if we are true disciples: in 1 John 2:3-6 we read how our obedience to keeping God’s commands really reflects our love for Him. We can be sure...

Thriving in God

Casting Crowns’ new album ‘Thrive’ was released this week. As with so many of my favourite groups, this is a much anticipated event: many of their songs dig deep into God’s Word and they are not afraid to tackle issues that are often not spoken...

February prayer – outreach

We continue to believe that prayer fuels every activity of the church and that without God’s Spirit breathing life into every activity, nothing of lasting value will be achieved. Throughout February, we will be praying in particular for outreach: the outreaches...

The Medium of Grace

My favourite animal is the hippopotamus. After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal, and I suspect my love of this animal has much to do with its ungainliness on land compared to its grace in water. I think I probably...

Obstacles to prayer

Mark’s sermon last night on prayer faced the fact that there are times, of course, when the promises in Luke 11:9-13 do not seem to be very real to us. Obviously, if we are demanding things from God, we may well be disappointed with His answers, for He is able...
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