Rejoice Not

“Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me” Micah 7:8 If there is one thing the devil hates more than anything, it is Christians boldly living out the life God has called us to, working to advance…

Why we do what we do: Make Disciples

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And…

Why we do what we do: Seek and Save

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19v10 We are called to be transformed day by day into the image of Christ. And being transformed into the image of Christ means doing what Jesus did while he was on earth. He summarised his mission on earth as seeking…

Why we do what we do: Ambassadors for Christ

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us”   2 Corinthians 5:20   This should be the central reason to everything we do. We are Christ’s ambassadors. God is using us to represent Jesus to the world. We are how the world will see his love. We are how the world…

Sustained

“Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 In life there will be days when you feel like you can’t go on. When it has all got too much for you to handle. When everything has piled up on you at once. When there seems no escape from…

Leaving 99

Jesus tells this parable about a shepherd who has 100 sheep, but has lost one (Matthew 18:12-14). Rather than being content with the 99 he leaves them in the safety of the sheep-pen and goes out to search for the one missing sheep. High and low he searches until eventually he finds that stray sheep…

Back to the Source

Jesus teaches us that man shall not live on bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). The Bible – the God-breathed living Word – is to be as vital to as food. It has everything we need for teaching, correcting, rebuking and growing in godliness. Yet often…

When it hits the fan

“Though the fig tree should not blossom,     nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail     and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold     and there be no herd in the stalls,  yet I will rejoice in the Lord;     I will take joy in the God…

Upheld

Lots of the stuff we go through in life can be challenging. Pressures at work. Backstabbing colleagues. Bills that need paid. Repair work that needs done at the house. Difficult neighbours. Jam-packed schedules with never enough hours in the day. Health situations to deal with. Rocky relationships. Life can be a struggle and testing at…

Struck down, not destroyed

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” 2 Cor 4:8-9 In life hard times will come. Attacks will come. When we take a stand for Jesus it angers the devil. He will send fiery darts in our direction…