The Doubter

                “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favouritism.  Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in.  If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here is a good… Continue reading The Doubter

The Vital Sign

                “His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”  Then the Jews demanded of Him. “What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”  Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”  The Jews replied, “It… Continue reading The Vital Sign

For He Himself Is Our Peace

                “For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.”                                                                                                                                                                 Ephesians 2:14-15                 Sometimes we are swept away in wonder over the power and the beauty of the Word… Continue reading For He Himself Is Our Peace

Being Found Faithful

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles to word of truth.”                                                                                                                                                                                 2 Timothy 2:15                 Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching the Gospel at Brooker Baptist Church near Cottam Ontario.  It is always a wonderful experience… Continue reading Being Found Faithful

A Glorious Truth

                “’And I Myself will be a wall of fire around it’, declares the Lord, ‘And I will be its glory within.’”                                                                                                                                                                 Zechariah 2:5                 ““Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion.  For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the Lord.  “Many nations will be joined to the Lord… Continue reading A Glorious Truth

He Has Shown You

                “With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God?  Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?  Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rives of oil?  Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of… Continue reading He Has Shown You

Without Reservation

“Calling His disciples to Him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.  They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything – all she had to live on.””                                                                                                                                                 Mark 12:43-44 Derek Thomas tells the… Continue reading Without Reservation

At The Door

                “Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.  Mercy triumphs over judgment.”                                                                                                                                                                 James 2:12-13                 It is astounding how often the Scriptures assume that we will be intimately aware of… Continue reading At The Door

A Call To Secret Prayer

                In recent weeks we have been reminded that we live in an increasingly dangerous world.  There are all kinds of reasons for us to become nervous.  We have terrorism, riots, financial meltdowns, moral failures as well as the seemingly routine day to day bad news that inundates us.  We look ahead and think that… Continue reading A Call To Secret Prayer