Wisdom and the Word

“Since a dull axe requires great strength, sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.” Ecclesiastes 10:10 We need to be constantly sharpening our wisdom by spending time in God’s Word, listening to people explaining it and meditating on it so that when the time comes to need to apply it…

Mountain Dew for the Soul

If you live in or have ever been to America, you’ll probably have heard of (and may well have tried) a soft drink called Mountain Dew. It isn’t available in the UK, so it has achieved a certain cult following among people over here that have been to the USA and tried it. Compared to…

Unity in the Body

This weekend is summer madness weekend, and I’m away at the King’s Hall with thousands of other Christians at Northern Ireland’s biggest Christian youth festival. Here’s a devotion I wrote at it last year, and hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll be able to share some stuff I’ve written at this year’s Summer madness…

Deep Water Faith in the shallow end

1 Peter 2v2-3: “Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment,  now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.” In the Casting crowns song ‘Somewhere in the middle’ they have a line “Deep water faith…

Fit

There are parts of the Bible that it can be a real struggle to read through and get anything out of. Leviticus is a great example. Over the past couple of weeks I have been reading it as my daily Bible reading plan has instructed me to. And for much of it, I’m not going…

Ambassadors of Christ

In 2 Corinthians 5:20 Paul calls us to be Ambassadors of Christ. But what does that actually mean? An ambassador for a country lives in a foreign country, showing everyone who lives there how amazing his home country is. “So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:20 We…

The greatest day in history

“The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?  He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the…

We're all in this together

Unity is defined as “a state of being one”. As Christians we are called to be one body in Christ, so unity is central to our understanding of fellowship, as fellowship is how we become the body of Christ. Rick Warren, who wrote The Purpose Driven Life went as far as to say “unity is…

1st Corinthians 2

In this study we are going to be looking at all of 1st Corinthians Chapter 2, so unless you are a bit of a Bible machine and know it off by heart you might find it helpful to have a quick read over it first so you are familiar with what it is about. Reading…

Joy

[We have a bit of a thing for new writers at the moment here at All4God. ANd here’s another one for you – David Gilkinson, a Christian guy from Lisburn, who as well as being passionate about serving God is on a gap year working at Exodus Lisburn (a Christian nightclub, drop in centre and…