Thoughts On Faith And Prayer

““O unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you?  How long shall I put up with you?””                                                                                                                                                 Mark 9:19                 This week as I have been preparing for a message on Mark 8:31 to 9:32 I came across the following quotations which deal with the need for real faith as we… Continue reading Thoughts On Faith And Prayer

A Living Sacrifice

                “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be… Continue reading A Living Sacrifice

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

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

A Call To Faith In Jesus

                “Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in Him.  But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.”                                                                                                                                                                                 John 11:45-46                 One of the themes which run throughout the Gospel of John is the… Continue reading A Call To Faith In Jesus

A Call To Personal Faith

                “Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.  But this is how God fulfilled what He had foretold through all the Prophets, saying that His Christ would suffer.  Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from… Continue reading A Call To Personal Faith

Our Glorious LORD

“My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favouritism.”                                                                                                                                                                 James 2:1                 I am constantly amazed by the depth of meaning which we find in the Word of God as we study it in depth.  When we focus upon the message of Jude 24 and 25 as well as Ephesians… Continue reading Our Glorious LORD

The Gospel Is The Power Of God

                “For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.”                                                                                                                                                                 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5a                 “The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia – your… Continue reading The Gospel Is The Power Of God

The LORD’s Answer

                “The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’s arm too short?  You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you.””                                                                                                                                                                 Numbers 11:23                 The context for this verse is another time of judgement for the people of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness.  No matter how faithful… Continue reading The LORD’s Answer

Our Missionary Calling

                “Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; He rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.”                                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 16:14                 Over the past months, as I have been adjusting to retirement I have been engaged in an… Continue reading Our Missionary Calling