Restore, Confirm, Strengthen, Establish

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has…

Pentecost Hope of the world

“And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” Acts 2v21 Now more than ever we need the church to be the hope on earth. We need God’s kingdom to come and grow. There is so much chaos happening all around, and the only ultimate…

Finished – No more striving

“So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him…When Jesus had received the sour wine,  he said “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:16-18,30 As…

By His Wounds

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 It started in the garden with a tree. It ended on a hill on a tree. As Adam and Eve ate the fruit from…

Comma (This changes everything)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Sin. It is a problem that affects us all. One way or another, big or small, all of us are masters at finding ways of breaking God’s standards and rebelling against Him.…

No neutral zone

Pilate was a key player in the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. And yet unlike the high priests who were strongly in opposition to Jesus, Pilate wanted to take a position of neutrality. He didn’t want to make a decision as to where he stood on Jesus’ claim to be the Messiah.…

Just such a time

God is not in the business of making mistakes. He has plans that have been in place from before time began. Plans to prosper and not to harm. Plans that don’t always make sense right now, but with the hindsight of eternity always will. He is in the business of taking what man meant for…

Restore

Psalm 126v4-5 “Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” Often walking with God can be like crossing a bridge in the fog. We can’t see the other side. But we know there is a path beneath our feet and we trust…

90 Days in John 14-17, Romans and James Review

90 Days in John 14-17, Romans and James is a new 90 day devotional from Tim Keller and Sam Allberry (it is part of a new series of 90 day devotionals from various authors that take several books of the Bible and focus on working through the book verse by verse) Each day has a passage to…

Passion – Worthy of Your Name Review

For many years the Passion conference has been one of the highlights, combining solid teaching and great worship, and consistently being an event where new songs are debuted that go on to have a huge impact in the church around the world. And after their experiment with a studio album prior to the conference last…