The Travellers Psalm

On 20 November we read through Psalm 121. One of the Psalms of ascent, and a beautiful Psalm. It is referred to as both the travellers Psalm and the soldiers Psalm. As we read it we have this image of a pilgrim, a sojourner, a traveller walling among the mountains and as he does so,…

Enlarging our tent

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 favour.’ On Sunday we…

Making the Tent Bigger

Isaiah 54:2 ‘Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think Big!’ On Sunday we looked at this passage from Isaiah and we looked at how it motivated a young man (William Carey) over two hundred years ago to step out for God, and in doing so he brought the…

Pray

As we enter into our time of self denial, how truly awesome it is to be reminded of the privilege and the power of prayer. We are all called to a ministry, the size of it doesn’t matter. This morning we looked at Elijah going to Zarephath. Sent by God to meet, to dwell with…

Bitterness

Hebrews 12.15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Bitterness is destructive. As we read this verse from Hebrews we see this strong command to not all a bitter root to grow. Bitter people are hurt…

Forgiveness

Yesterday we continued looking at forgiveness. I quoted David Reimer who defined forgiveness like this: Forgiveness is a verbally declared, personally given promise, a statement of undeserved, unearned love that affirms that though I have been offended, there is no anger, no hatred, no desire for vengeance, no bitterness, no retaliation. Why? Because there is…