When Works, Labour and Patience are Not Enough

Let me describe a church for you. This church was planted by a pre-eminent missionary and theologian. His own conversion had shaken a nation and his consequent ministry set the standard for generations. He is still the measure that many look to and his methods have been copied ever since his groundbreaking ministry. This church... Continue Reading →

Deacon, Evangelist, Husband and Father

Many characters in the Bible appear out of nowhere, get a brief mention and then the Gospel narrative continues. Some only get described in one arena of life, they were a king, a prophet, a priest. We rarely get a deeper profile of a man. When we do, we can know the extra details God... Continue Reading →

“Unsanctified Knowledge of Christianity”

"Let us beware of an unsanctified knowledge of Christianity. It is a dangerous possession, but a fearfully common one in these latter days. We may know the Bible intellectually, and have no doubt about the truth about its leading texts, and be able to talk glibly about its leading doctrines. And all this time the... Continue Reading →

Why I Would Prefer Guilt Over Bitterness

Over the years we have all met bitter people and guilty people. More than likely we have all experienced bitterness and guilt at some stage to some degree. We quickly feel the weight of guilt, but I do not think we identify bitterness quite as well. Bitterness is one of those sins we see in... Continue Reading →

A Quiet and Peaceable Life

(1) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; (2) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (3) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our... Continue Reading →

Almost Obedient?

God's grace should never cease to amaze us. We should never overestimate our complete lack of merit or underestimate our sinfulness. All good things come from God and we deserve none of them. Our very best does not reach God's required standard of perfection. Our very best effort at earning salvation would still leave us... Continue Reading →

Christmas Journeys

Travelling over the Christmas season is fraught with excitement, anticipation and sometimes problems. People travel all over the country and all over the world to spend time with family and friends. As I read Luke 2 I see several "Christmas" journeys. 1. Journeying to Bethlehem (Luke 2:1-5) In the first 5 verses we read about Joseph... Continue Reading →

Balancing On Your Bandwagon

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the... Continue Reading →

Getting a Burden for the Persecuted Church

"Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body." - Hebrews 13:3 With no real benchmark for persecution in our personal lives, some Christians in the West believe they or others they know have suffered persecution. However, most Christians in the West... Continue Reading →

The Missionary Manifesto – G. Campbell Morgan

The Missionary Manifesto, by G. Campbell Morgan, takes a detailed look at the commission given by Christ to believers to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. Morgan goes into great detail and covers aspects of the commission which have not been brought to my attention before. His book has 6 chapters: The... Continue Reading →

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