He cares for you

Yesterday we looked at the topic of prayer. How we pray and the power of our prayers are often determined by our understanding of who God is. Remembering that there is nothing magic in our prayers – it is always God who acts. The question for us is, do we pray to God believing that…

Luke 4:18-19

‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” So Jesus lets the religious…

Hot cold or Lukewarm

The letter to the church at Laodicea in Revelation chapter 3 is a tough one. We have this image of Jesus that we construct in our mind that says he’s easy going, loving and will accomodate what ever I want him to accomodate. This letter blows that idea apart. Here he is writing to a…

Romans 12:1

Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity. (JB Phillips) Last week we looked at…

Deuteronomy 11

“But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning even to the end of the…

Peace

What a frantic season Christmas can be. Busy days, every day. Stress brought about by many factors; financial worries, inter family conflict, for others memories of days gone by that cannot be repeated because some someone loved is no longer there. It can be a microcosm of the balance of the year. A life that…

Philippians 2:5- 9

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance…