Kingdom: Building

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall” Matthew 7:24-27 Jesus reaches the end of His Kingdom…

Kingdom: People

[Matthew 7:15-23] “Thus you will recognise them by their fruits” Matthew 7:20 Jesus is drawing to a close in the Sermon on the Mount. But before He wraps up He has several more truths to deliver about the Kingdom life. And the first of His closing thoughts focuses on who qualifies as Kingdom people. Because…

Victory!

It looked like the end. It seemed like defeat. The story paused on Friday with Jesus dead, buried in a tomb. The light of the world slain for us Hanging on the cross He died for us But the story doesn’t end there For death could not hold him down The grave could not contain…

It should have been me

The story of man began in a garden A garden where God and man dwelt together A garden where all was good But all did not remain good For we were made with free will, the freedom to chose And we chose to rebel We chose to ignore God’s commands and go our own way…

#WeAreGomer

There is a story in the Old Testament of a prophet called Hosea. (Handily it is found in the book of Hosea). He received a somewhat strange message from God. God told him to go and get a wife. But not just any wife. Hosea was commanded to take “a wife of whoredom” Hosea 1:2.…

Kingdom: Gate

[Matthew 7:13-14] “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are hard.” Matthew 7:13-14 The Kingdom of…

Review: Jesus Swagger – Jarrid Wilson

        Jesus Swagger is the new book from trendy minister and author Jarrid Wilson, and unlike his previous devotional book this is comprised of longer chapters. The central message is a call to turn away from poser Christianity and to really sincerely live out your faith and pursue growth in your walk…

Kingdom: Rule

[Matthew 7:12] “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” Matthew 7:12 In the next verse from the Sermon on the Mount Jesus provides his ‘Cliff Notes’ summary guide of all the Laws and Prophets. He condenses it all down to…

Kingdom: Judgement

[Matthew 7:1-5] “Judge not, that you be not judged” Matthew 7:1 The next topic Jesus addresses in His Kingdom manifesto Sermon on the Mount is the area of judgement. Judgement is an area many of us Christians are pretty good at, but when we look at what Jesus says it is clear that as Kingdom…

Kingdom: Provision

[Matthew 6:25-34, 7:7-11] “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” Matthew 6:25 In the next section of the Sermon on the…