JESUS – Feed on Me and live!

When the Good News comes to you, devour it! Consume it. Internalise it. That’s the imagery Jeremiah had in mind when he said,  “Your words came to me and I ate them. Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart.” (Jer. 15:16) Joy comes through the revelation and experience of God’s amazing grace unveiled…

JESUS – Our Central Vision

If you have believed into JESUS, then the terms of salvation that God requires of you, He Himself keeps. From beginning to end, Jesus does it all. For that reason the apostle Paul encouraged the church in this way, “For it is good that the heart be established by grace.”

JESUS – Our Joy For Daily Strength

When God does a thing, it is irreversible. Such is the security and peace of one who has believed into Jesus and the finished work of the cross. “I have revealed and saved and proclaimed, I and not some foreign god among you.” “You are my witnesses,” (the proof of it) declares the Lord, “that…

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…