Foundations

Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20‭-‬21 NIV YouVersion My very is that “we will be strengthened in faith and [be] fully convinced that what He [has] promised, He [is] able to perform”. Unless … Continue reading Foundations

Principles or People

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? Luke 13:1,2 When I heard of the shooting in Christchurch it was with fear that I approached the internet. Even among my … Continue reading Principles or People

Spilled Wine

Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old … Continue reading Spilled Wine

Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas

A reflection after a Christmas sermon. I often look at the Nativity scene on cards and in windows and wonder if people know how far it is from the reality. The real birthplace of Jesus had less to do with an English stable then with a third world animal shed. The noise and smell would make a modern midwife gag. Then, there’s the blood and … Continue reading Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas