The story of grace

“The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”” John 8:3-5 So there…

A better narrative

The world is full of godlessness – culture is living in error. Society has turned its back on God’s story and said that we can create a better story. But life lived in error is a narrative heading to a bad ending. All around us we can see the result of society rejecting God’s story,…

The story

The Bible is the story of grace. It is a consistent narrative that runs right the way through the entire Bible, from Genesis, the beginning with the creation of Adam and Eve in perfect relationship with God, a narrative that continues even though we rebelled and turned away from God. It is a story of…

The return

It’s been a while. Apologies! Life got kind of hectic between getting married, planning a wedding, doing several talks at church, starting a new job, finding a new house to live in, moving to that house, organising a honeymoon and 101 other things All4God has been neglected of late. But I want to reassure you…

But God

All is hopeless. Because of our pride and rebellion we are cut off from God. We were created for eternity but because we think we know best and turn from God’s laws each of us dies. This was not the way it was supposed to be. We were meant to be in the paradise of…

Kingdom: Hope

{Matthew 28:1-10} “But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.”” Matthew 28:5-6 On Good Friday it had looked like all had ended in defeat. As the nails went into His hands…

Kingdom: Victory

[Matthew 27:32-56} “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit” Matthew 27:50 So much of the Kingdom life goes against what makes sense to us. This is the Kingdom where the least become the first, where the hurting become healed, where sinners are welcomed by grace and where we…

Kingdom: Talents

We are going to look at one last parable Jesus tells us about the Kingdom – the parable of the talents. In this parable a master going away on a journey gives differing amounts of money to three of his servants. One gets five talents, one gets two talents and one gets one talent. A…

Kingdom: Prepartion

[Matthew 25:1-13] “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour” Matthew 25:13 Jesus shared another parable to reveal some insight into the Kingdom. This time He used the example of Jewish wedding custom. In Jewish custom the wedding celebrations could last for up to two weeks. The festivities would start and at…

Kingdom: Citizens

[Matthew 21:31-32, 42-44] “Truly I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the Kingdom of God before you” Matthew 21:31 Jesus has reached Jerusalem for the final time. The end of His earthly ministry is approaching. But He still has lessons to teach about the Kingdom. He has angered the religious…