God’s Goodness is Better Than You Think!

When God delivered Israel from Egypt He promised them a land very different to the one they had experienced. In Egypt they got out of it what they put into it. But the promise land contained free-flowing unearned provision; where they would enjoy the benefits of God’s work, not their works.

JESUS: Where faith begins and finishes!

The indescribable gift of JESUS truly redefines life and all our notions of life as we know it. Jesus has delivered us from the death sentence that sin brings into a wonderful life-sentence (Romans 5:15-17, MSG). Because of Jesus, we can now rest in peace.

You Are God’s Beloved!

If you have believed into the Lord Jesus Christ, know this – there is nothing that can ever separate you from God’s love today. No threat, no disaster, no crisis. God’s love underpins everything you possess in Christ Jesus. He is on your side and His every thought is for you.

From Rags To Riches

Today we compare two realities: the one that is pre-Christ and the one that is “in” Christ. We also contrast two postures: self-righteousness versus the righteousness of God “in” Christ Jesus.

Our Robust Reality In Christ

“For now my place is in Him, and I am not dependent upon any of the self-achieved righteousness of the Law. God has given me that genuine righteousness which comes from faith in Christ.” Philippians 3:9 (PHILLIPS)

Fullness of Joy in Jesus

“Whatever happens, dear friends, be glad [rejoice] in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you this, and it is good for you to hear it again and again.” Philippians 3:1 (TLB) It is sobering for us to remember that the apostle Paul wrote these words in prison. Here is a man who suffered…

The Glorious Gospel of the Happy God

In recent week’s we’ve been looking at the apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy. It is not like his numerous church letters to a broad audience. It’s personal – leader to leader. As such, Paul provides direction to his young protégé.

The Subtlety of Self (video clip)

Here’s how he (|Paul) unpacks it (Divisions) and he breaks it right down for understanding. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:12 (ESV) This used to puzzle me a bit – “I follow Christ,”  which sounds…

JESUS – the Gift of Peace

Do you remember Jesus’ first words to the disciples after His resurrection? “Peace be with you.” (Jn. 20:19) The very same peace Jesus promised within hours of going to the cross (Jn. 14:27). And as we turn our attention towards Christmas, we discover peace was the angelic pronouncement upon Jesus’ birth.

Heartburn

Jesus alone reveals God. That has been the theme of recent weeks. And particularly, how He met sinners where they were at, not where religion demanded they should be.

let Me love you

Over recent weeks we have been exploring John 15 – what it means to abide in the Vine. In the final hours of Jesus’ life with his disciples, he placed great emphasis on this imagery.