What is That in Your Hand? -6- It Became a Snake
What Moses surrendered to the Lord was given life.
June 11, 2022
What is that in your hand? - 5 - Throw it on the Ground
Those who wish to serve the Lord must first surrender their gifts and calling to Him.
June 04, 2022
What is That in Your Hand? -4- A Staff
God has been working in us through the various circumstances and trails we face to prepare us for the work He has in store for us.
May 28, 2022
What is that in Your Hand -3- What If?
What will you do if things don't turn our as you expected?
May 21, 2022
What is That in Your Hand? -2- The Lord Did Not Appear to You
The great fear Moses experienced when he was called to return to Egypt was that the people might say, "The Lord did not appear to you." Do we have this same fear today?
May 14, 2022
What is That in Your Hand -1- What if they don't Believe Me?
What confronted with the call of God to return to Egypt all of Moses' insecurities came rushing you the surface.
May 07, 2022
No Longer Me -12- Be Filled With the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)
Am examination of Paul's challenge to the Ephesians to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
April 30, 2022
No Longer Me -11- More Than Conquerors
While we will suffer as believers in this life, the Apostle Paul tells us that through Jesus, who loved us, we are more than conquerors.
April 23, 2022
No Longer Me -10- The Weapons of our Warfare
While great forces have allied against us the battle before us is one we do not fight alone.
April 16, 2022
No Longer Me -9- Apart from Me
What does Jesus mean when He tells us that apart from Him were can do nothing?
April 09, 2022
John 6:66-69 - To Whom Shall We Go
In a world of confusion and chaos to whom shall we go for help?
April 02, 2022
No Longer Me -8- The Vine and the Branches
In John 15 Jesus compares believers to branches on the vine. What did we learn from this parable about our connection to Christ and how we need to live the Christian life?
March 26, 2022
No Longer Me -7- Waiting On The Lord
Those who seek to follow God will need to learn how to wait on His timing and purpose to be revealed.
March 19, 2022
No Longer Me -6- "As You Received Christ"
One of the great truth we have often failed to understand in the Christian life is the connection between how we came to Christ and how we must learn to live for Him. Just as we have received Him, so we must walk in Him.
March 12, 2022
No Longer Me -5- My Sheep Hear My Voice
The Lord Jesus tells us that if we belong to Him we will be able to recognize His voice from all other choices crying out to us.
March 05, 2022
No Longer Me - A Temple of the Holy Spirit
True believers are temples of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives in every believer empowering and leading them in the purpose of the Father.
February 26, 2022
No Longer Me -3- Do Not Lean
What does it mean not to learn on our own understanding? How does this relate to maturing in the Christian faith.
February 19, 2022
No Longer Me -2- No Good Thing
The Apostle Paul tells us that nothing good dwelt in his flesh yet he accomplished more for the kingdom of God than many. It was the application of this very truth that made him a useful vessel in the hands of the Lord.
February 12, 2022
No Longer Me -1- Crucified with Christ
In Galatians 2:20, Paul tells the Galatians that he was crucified with Christ and that the life he now lived, he lived by faith in Christ Jesus we lived in him.
February 05, 2022
Jesus Our Salvation - 9 - A Final Word
A final summary and challenge to set our eyes on the Lord Jesus as not only the author but also the completer of our Salvation.
January 29, 2022
Jesus Our Salvation - 8 - Jesus Our Strength
The strength and wisdom necessary to live the Christian life and serve the Lord does not come from the flesh but from the person of Jesus Himself.
January 22, 2022
Jesus Our Salvation -7- Jesus our Righteousness
The Lord Jesus came not only to offer us a right standing with the Father but also the means by which we can honor Him in life and service.
January 15, 2022
Jesus Our Salvation -6- Jesus Our Life
Those who belong to Jesus Christ experience the life of Christ in them. This is not an impersonal force but the very presence of Jesus, who is our life, in us.
January 08, 2022
Jesus our Salvation -5- Jesus the Truth
The Lord Jesus declares Himself to be the truth. The truth of God is embodied in flesh. To know Jesus is to know the truth.
January 01, 2022
Jesus Our Salvation -4- Jesus the Way
The way to heaven and eternal life is not by a set of rules or lifestyle but in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. To find salvation you must find Jesus.
December 18, 2021
Jesus Our Salvation -3- Jesus Our Forgiveness
Our forgiveness is available only through the blood of Jesus, in His name, and by His authority. In essence He is our forgiveness.
December 11, 2021
Jesus Our Salvation -2- Jesus our Payment
Jesus did not just pay the penalty for sin, He WAS the payment.
December 04, 2021
Jesus Our Salvation -1- The Idea of Salvation
Before the foundation of the earth and men and women walked on its surface, God had already determined the solution to the problem of sin through His Son Jesus Christ. Our salvation originates in the heart of Jesus.
November 27, 2021
Beyond the Veil -6- The Place of True Intimacy
A final look at the Most Holy Place.
November 13, 2021
Beyond the Veil -5- The Curtain and the Ark
At the very heart of the tabernacle was the Most Holy Place where the Lord God revealed His presence. We are invited into this Most Holy Place.
November 06, 2021
Beyond the Veil -4- The Furnishing of the Holy Place
What do the furnishings of the Holy Place teach us about serving God?
October 29, 2021
Beyond the Veil -3- Anointed and called by God
Beyond the outer court was the holy place where the priests, anointed and called by God would enter to serve. This holy place was a place of service.
October 23, 2021
Beyond the Veil -2- The Altar and the Basin
The outer court of the tabernacle contained to pieces of furniture - an altar for sacrifices a basin for washing. These furnishings show us the need of a sacrifice for our salvation but also for regular cleansing to maintain our fellowship with God.
October 16, 2021
Beyond the Veil -1- The Outer Court
The outer court of the temple is a picture of the salvation that the Lord Jesus offers to all who will enter.
October 09, 2021
Drawing Near -8- Humble Yourself
In this final reflection on James 4:7-10 James challenges his readers to humble themselves. In this episode we will take a brief look at what it means to humble ourselves.
October 02, 2021
Drawing Near -7- Be Wretched, Mourn and Weep
What does being wretched ,mourning and weeping have to do with drawing Near to God?
September 25, 2021
Drawing Near -6- Purify Your Heart
In this 7th episode we examine the connection between the heart and drawing near to God
September 18, 2021
Drawing Near -5- Cleanse Your Hands
Drawing near to God requires first cleansing our hands. In this episode we will examine what it means to cleanse our hands and its relationship to deeper intimacy with God.
September 11, 2021
Drawing Near - 4- Draw Near
James tells us that if we want to know true fellowship and intimacy with God we must draw near. In this episode we examine who we draw ear to, why we draw near to Him and some hindrances keeping us from drawing near.
September 04, 2021
Drawing Near -3- Resist the Devil
If we want to experience deeper intimacy with God we will need to learn how to resist the devil.
August 28, 2021
Drawing Near -2- Submit Yourself to God
The first step toward intimacy with God is submission of ourselves to Him.
August 21, 2021
Drawing Near -1- INTRODUCTION AND CONTEXT
Intimacy with God is not only possible but the passion of God for each believer
August 14, 2021
If My People -6- Forgiveness and Healing
God promises His people both forgiveness and healing.
August 07, 2021
If My People -5- I will Hear From Heaven
If God's People met His conditions He promised to hear their prayer from heaven
July 31, 2021
If My People -4- Seeking God's Face
God told Solomon that if his people wanted Him to forgive their sin and heal their land, they would need to seek His face and turn from their wicked ways.
July 24, 2021
If My People - Humble Yourselves and Pray
God calls all who desire renewal and healing for their land to humble themselves and pray
July 17, 2021
If My People -2- "If My People"
While it is all too easy for us to look at the unbeliever as the great hindrance to renewal in our land, 2 Chronicles 7:14 speaks directly to the people of God.
July 10, 2021
If My People -1- "When I Shut the Heavens"
In 1 Chronicles 7:13 God speaks to His people about a time when He would shut up the heavens so that His blessings would no longer fall.
July 03, 2021
Fresh Wineskins -4- Old Wine and New Wine
In this final parable Jesus reminds us of how easy it is for us to default to the Religion of the Pharisees
June 26, 2021
Fresh Wineskins -3- Fresh Wineskins
In this second parable Jesus compares the religion of the Pharisees to old wineskins.
June 19, 2021
Fresh Wineskins -2- A New Patch on and Old Garment
Jesus' parable about putting a new patch on an old garment.
June 12, 2021
Fresh Wineskins -1- The Religion of the Scribes and Pharisees
Luke 2 contrasts the faith of the Pharisees with that of Jesus and shows us their incompatibility one with the other.
June 05, 2021
Much Fruit -8- "Fruit that Glorifies the Father"
Jesus tells us that the Father is glorified when we produce "much fruit." Those who do so prove to be His disciples.
May 29, 2021
Much Fruit -7- The Grace to Produce Fruit
If we abide in Christ and His Word abidea in us then we can ask what we want and it will be done for us.
May 22, 2021
Much Fruit -6- "Much Fruit"
When there is an unhindered, abiding connection to the True Vine, the branch will naturally produce fruit.
May 15, 2021
Much Fruit -5- Bearing Fruit
Jesus tells us that unless we abide in Him we cannot produce the fruit He desires.
May 08, 2021
Much Fruit -4- "More Fruit"
It is the desire of the Vine Dresser that each branch not be content with minimal or inferior fruit. He promises to prune every branch that is producing fruit so that it produces more fruit.
May 01, 2021
Much Fruit - 3- Fruit
What does the fruit God wants us to produce look like in our lives?
April 24, 2021
Much Fruit -2- No Fruit
As believers grafted onto the True Vine it is only natural that we produce fruit.
April 17, 2021
Much Fruit -1- The True Vine
When Israel failed to be a productive vine, the Father sent His Son to be the True Vine
April 10, 2021
A Case For the Death and Resurrection of Christ
The deathand resurrection of Jesus are essential truths in the Christian faith. Without these truths our hope is in vain. The Bible goes into great detail to prove the reality of these event.
April 03, 2021
Pursuing Peace -13- Living in Harmony
Living in Harmony with each other will not be an easy task but it is only as we raise our voices in harmony that we can truly glorify the Father.
March 27, 2021
Pursuing Peace -12 -Pleasing our Neighbour
In Romans 15:1-3 the Apostle Paul speaks to the spiritually mature and share with them their obligation toward the weaker brother or sister.
March 20, 2021
Pursuing Peace -11- Doubts
Do we live each day with the conviction that we are doing what God has given us to do?
March 13, 2021
Pursuing Peace - 10 - Keeping Faith Between Yourself and God
We have all been given a faith conviction from God regarding His purpose for our lives. That conviction, however, is personal to us and not necessarily shared by my brother or sister. Paul calls us to respect these different convictions in the church.
March 06, 2021
Pursuing Peace -9- Pursuing Peace
The Apostle Paul reminds us of the importance of peace in our relationship with other believers. This peace, however, does not come cheaply. To pursue it will mean following the example of the Lord Jesus.
February 27, 2021
Pursuing Peace -8- Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Spirit
In Romans 14:16-18 the Apostle Paul shares three key priorities for those who live as members of the kingdom of God.
February 20, 2021
Pursuing Peace - 7 - Unclean to Me
Can something be unclean to one person and not to another? What is a stumbling block?
February 13, 2021
Pursuing Peace - 6- The Judgement Seat of God
In Romans 14:10-12 the Apostle Paul reminds the Romans that each onrle of them would stand before the Judgement Seat of God and confess to Him. They were not to take this role on themselves but instead prepare each other for that day.
February 06, 2021
Pursuing Peace - 5 - Living and Dying for the Lord
In Romans 14:7-9 the Apostle Paul reminds the Romans that in life and death their priority was not their own interests but to serve the Lord Jesus.
January 30, 2021
Pursuing Peace - 4 - "Being Fully Convinced"
Paul shows us that there were believers in Rome who esteemed certain days as special. On the other hand there were others esteemed all days alike. The Apostle reminded the Romans that though different in theology and practice, both groups were accepted by God.
January 23, 2021
Pursuing Peace -3- Passing Judgement
Romans 14:4 speaks to our temptation to judge a brother or sister with whom we do not agree. Paul encourages the Rams here to understand that there is only one Master to whom we are all accountable.
January 16, 2021
Pursuing Peace - 2 - Despising and Judging
In Romans 14:2-3 the Apostle Paul reveals a division in the church in Rome over the place of Jewish food laws and holy day in the Christian Church. In these verses the Apostle shows that God was pleased to welcome the worship of believers from both sides of the debate.
January 09, 2021
Pursuing Peace - 1 - Welcome the Weak
The Apostle Paul challenged the Romans to open their heart and welcome the weaker brother. This not in only implies that we are at different levels in our understanding and walk with the Lord Jesus, but also that our unity is not in practices and beliefs bit in the Lord Jesus and His work alone.
January 02, 2021
Philip The Evangelist - 7- Out of the Spotlight
Philip the evangelist had an important and quite public ministry. He ended his life, however, in relative obscurity. This aspect of his life reminds us that we are not all called to minister in the spotlight. God also calls is to minister in dark corners as well.
December 26, 2020
A Child and a Son - A Christmas Reflection - Isaiah 9:2-7
A brief pause from our regular series to remember the child who was born, the Son who was given.
December 19, 2020
Philip the Evangelist -6- Fresh Experiences
The life of Philip the Evangelist was filled with uncertainty. He never knew where the Lord would lead him. As he obeyed, however, God gave him new and fresh experiences of His grace.
December 12, 2020
Philip the Evangelist - 5- The Centre of Focus
It is often tempting for us to serve the Lord in such a way that we become the centre of focus. God called Philip, however, to move away from the centre so that all glory went to Him.
December 05, 2020
Philip the Evangelist - 4 - When and Where
Philip the Evangelist shows us the importance of God's timing and leading in our life.
November 28, 2020
Philip the Evangelist - 3- Blinded by Success
Philip the Evangelist understood the difference between worldly success and obedience to the Lord.
November 21, 2020
Philip the Evangelist - 2- A Time for Everything
God has a time and purpose for our life and ministry. In this episode we will consider the timing and purpose of God in Philip's life.
November 14, 2020
Philip the Evangelist - 1 - Introduction and Context
An introduction and summary of the life of Philip the Evangelist.
November 07, 2020
Shinar in the Dust - 7 - Repopulating the Earth
The purpose of God in repopulating the earth is accomplished despite the rebellion of Noah's descendants.
October 31, 2020
Shinar in the Dust - 6 - The Confusion of Language
God has gifted us with wonderful skills to achieve great things but we must never forget the source of our ability. Noah's descendants had to learn this lesson.
October 24, 2020
Shinar in the Dust - 5 - Nothing Will Be Impossible
God responds to the great achievements of the descendants of Noah in Shinar.
October 17, 2020
Shinar in the Dust - 4 - The Lord Came Down
As the descendants of Noah built their city and tower, the Lord came down to see their work.
October 10, 2020
Shinar in the Dust - 3 - Building a City and a Tower
As the descendants of Noah migrated from the east they settled in Shinar where they built a city and tower not for the glory of the God who saved them but to make a name for themselves.
October 03, 2020
Shinar in the Dust - 2- Settling in Shinar
After the flood the descendants of Noah travelled to the region of Shinar where the settled in the comfort of the fertile valley. The comfort of that valley, however, kept them from fulfilling the commission of God to fill the earth.
September 26, 2020
Shinar in the Dust - 1 - Introduction and Context
After the flood the family of Noah received their commission from God. This commission revealed to them the purpose of God for their lives.
September 19, 2020
Perhaps She May Be Healed -5- The Faithfulness God Requires
Would you minister to someone who you knew would reject your compassion and demonstrations of love?
September 12, 2020
Perhaps She May Be Healed - 4- The Action God Requires
God called Israel nor only to feel the pain of Babylon's judgement, but also to be a means for her to be healed.
September 05, 2020
Perhaps She May Be Healed -3 - The Attitude God Requires
While it is human for us to rejoice over the downfall of our enemy, the Lord God calls the nation of Israel to wail for the pain of Babylon. Jeremiah 51:8 shows us the attitude that God requires toward those who have offended us.
August 29, 2020
Perhaps She May Be Healed - 2- The Nature of Babylon's Judgement
Where was God when Israel suffered offense at the hand of Babylon. Jeremiah 51:8 show us how He rose up in defense of His people. God is not blind to our offenses.
August 22, 2020
Perhaps She May Be Healed - 1 - The Context
In a day where offending another person is a very serious matter, as Christians we need to consider what our response to offense needs to be. In this episode we will examine how Babylon offended the nation of Judah.
August 15, 2020
The Race Marked Out 6 - Do Not Lose Heart
Where is the strength to endure in the race marked out for us? The writer to the Hebrews tells us that it can be found as we consider Jesus.
August 08, 2020
The Race Marked Out - 5- An Example to Follow
Hebrrws 12:2 show us how Jesus ran the race marked out for Him. In this episode we will examine four examples Jesus left for us to follow in the path He has for us.
August 01, 2020
The Race Marked Out - 4 - Looking Unto Jesus
The writer to the Hebrews tells us that the wisdom and strength to run the race marked out for us is not found in ourselves but in Jesus. He, therefore, challenges us to keep our eyes focused on Him.as both the founder and Perfector of our faith.
July 25, 2020
The Race Marked Out - 3 - Running With Perseverance
God has marked out the race He has for us to run. This race calls for perseverence. There is only so much time available to us and it is easy for us to be distracted. The challenge is for us to be focused and disciplined so that we can finish the race God has given us to run.
July 18, 2020
The Race Marked Out 2 - Throwing off Hindrances and Entanglements
If we are going to run the race marked out for us, we will need to identify the hindrances. The writer to the Hebrews challenges us to cast of the weigh that hinders and the sin that entangled so that we run the race before us.
July 11, 2020
The Race Marked Out -1 - The Cloud of Witnesses
Hebrews 12:1-3 challenge us to run the ract that has been marked out for us. One of the inspirations for us to be obedient to this call is the great cloud of witnesses that surround us testifying to the enabling and provison of God.
July 04, 2020
By Way of the Red Sea: 5 - Matured by God
As those who belong to the Lord Jesus we have been equipped with all that we need to live a life of victory. Why then do we see so many Christians live defeated and powerless lives? The answer lies in the next great work of God in the life of Israel --the work of bringing them to maturity.
June 27, 2020
By Way of the Red Sea: 4 - Refined by God
The Lord led His people into the wilderness to the Red Sea and the end of all their resources in order to reveal His presence and power.
June 24, 2020
By Way of the Red Sea 3 - Protected By God
Knowing who we are the the temptations we face, the Lord God commits himself to protect us in the path He has laid our for us.
June 20, 2020
By Way of the Red Sea 2 - Led By God
God did not deliver His people and let them fend for themselves. The God who delivers promises also to lead us. This leading is not only our privilege as children of God but also our desperate need.
June 14, 2020
By Way of the Red Sea 1 - Delivered By God
The people of God were facing the greatest trial they had ever faced as a nation. They lived under the oppression of slavery and hatred in the land of Egypt. Unable to save themselves from this cruelty, they cried out to God for deliverance. Exodus 13:17 is a declaration of defeat to the enamy and victory for God's people. This same victory can be ours in the circumstances we face in life.
June 03, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety 10 - Some Final Thoughts
In this episode we will conclude our study of Philippians 4:5-7 with some personal thoughts and some final words of encouragement.
May 27, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety 9 - A Peace that Guards our Hearts and Minds
The apostle Paul told the Philippians that the peace of God would guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. The peace of God is not a passive feeling or an optional benefit for the believer but a guard watching over us and keeping us in times of anxiety and trouble.
May 20, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety: 8 - A Peace That Surpasses Understanding
The apostle Paul promises that those who make their requests known to God by prayer and supplication will know the peace of God that surpasses understanding. What is this peace? In this episode we will look at four aspects to the peace that God gives.
May 13, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety: 7- "Let Your Request Be Make Known to God"
The apostle Paul told the Philippians that if they were going to deal with their anxiety, they would have to let their requests be made known to God. In this episode we will take a look at what it means to make our requests known.
May 07, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety: 6 - Thankfulness
Paul encourged the Philippians, in light of their anxiety, to be thankful. How can we be thankful when everything seems to be falling apart around us. In the episode we will examine what it means to be thankful and how this thankfulness is a powerful tool as we deal with anxiety.
April 29, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety: 5 - By Prayer and Supplication
In Philippians 4:6 Paul offers some practical suggestions on how to deal with anxiety. In this reflection we will examine the role of prayer and supplication..
April 22, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety: 4 - "Do Not Be Anxious About Anything"
Paul told the Corinthians that he experienced the "daily pressure of anxiety for all the churches" (2 Corinthians 11:28). Yet here in Philippians 4:6 he told the Philippians that they were not to be anxious about anything. How do we reconcile these two statements?
April 16, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety: 3 - "Anxious"
What is anxiety according to the Bible? Is anxiety always a bad thing? In this study we will look at the use of the word "anxious" in the Bible.
April 09, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety: 2 - Rejoicing and Reasonableness
What is our response to the trials that come our way? In Philippians 4:4-6 the apostle Paul encouraged the church of Philippi to rejoice and demonstrate the truth of what they believed through their reasonableness.
April 01, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety: 1 - Introduction
In Philippians 4:5-7 the apostle Paul reminds the church of Philipi that while suffering is a normal part of the Christian life they had no cause to be overcome by the circumstance around them.
March 24, 2020