Ask Him!

                “Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who makes the storm clouds.  He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.”                                                                                                                                                                 Zechariah 10:1                 In this truly wonderful little verse in Zechariah a precious truth is opened up for us that we so… Continue reading Ask Him!

Reflection On Loving God

                “One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating.  Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked Him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?””                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 12:28                 One of the benefits of doing an intense study of a whole book of the Bible is… Continue reading Reflection On Loving God

In That Day

                “In that day,” declares the Lord, “I will gather the lame; I will assemble the exiles and those I have brought to grief.  I will make the lame a remnant, those driven away a strong nation.   The Lord will rule over them in Mount Zion from that day and forever.”                                                                                                                                                 Micah 4:6-7                … Continue reading In That Day

Consider It Pure Joy

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.”                                                                                                                                                                 James 1:2-4                 The more carefully I study the Word of God… Continue reading Consider It Pure Joy

Jesus’ Compassion

                “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.  If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long way.”                                                                                                                                                 Mark 8:2-3                 One of the advantages of following a consistent plan of… Continue reading Jesus’ Compassion

For God’s Glory

                “When He heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death.  No it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.””                                                                                                                                                                                 John 11:4                 John’s Gospel is a marvellous piece of writing.  It has the purpose of bringing the reader to faith in the Lord Jesus… Continue reading For God’s Glory

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

The Holy Seed

                “And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leaves stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.”                                                                                                                                                 Isaiah 6:13                 Whenever I find myself reflecting upon the importance of careful Bible reading… Continue reading The Holy Seed