1 Corinthians 4:1-21 As ‘servants of Christ’, we must concern ourselves with one thing – being ‘found faithful’. This is not a matter of pleasing people – ‘it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you…’ Pleasing God – this is the most important thing (1-4). Serving Christ is not easy. […]Read more "Serving Our Lord Jesus Christ"
Luke 13:1-35 Jesus stresses the need for both repentance (1-5) and the fruits of repentance (6-9). God’s Word, planted in our hearts at conversion, is to bear fruit. This requires continual repentance and faith (Colossians 2:6; Galatians 3:1-5). Don’t put it off till tomorrow! Today is ‘the day of salvation’. Don’t ‘neglect’ God’s ‘great salvation’(15-16; […]Read more "Trust Christ. He’ll never fail you."
“I chose you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last” (John 15:16). * Christ’s commission to His apostles; * the written ministry of Christ’s apostles; * the spoken ministry of Christ’s apostles Like the first disciples, we are called to bear fruit for the Lord. The Lord is looking for a response […]Read more "Chosen By Christ – To Bear Fruit That Will Last"
John 15:12-17 A circle of friendship, discipleship and apostleship: Jesus’ circle were first friends, then disciples and, after that, apostles. * Friendship – the foundation of discipleship and apostleship Personal – Discipleship and apostleship are not based on an impersonal contract of employment. It’s based on love. It’s about people – not numbers. They were […]Read more "A Circle Of Friendship, Discipleship And Apostleship"
‘Praise the Lord’ (Psalm 1-3,19-21). ‘The Lord is good… The Lord is great’ (Psalm 135:3,5). In our worship, Lord, we focus on both Your greatness and Your goodness. You are great in power: ‘Great is our Lord and mighty in power’ (Psalm 147:5). You are also great in love: ‘How great is the love the […]Read more "The Lord is great. The Lord is good."
Lord, You send ‘Your blessing’ when Your people gather together for worship: ‘How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!’ (Psalm 133:1,3). Many people like to think of themselves as ‘believers’, yet they show no interest in worshipping together with Your people. What does Your Word say about this? – ‘Let […]Read more "Lord, You send Your blessing when …"
God sends ‘His blessing’ when His people gather together for worship: Many people like to think of themselves as ‘believers’, yet they show no interest in worshipping together with God’s people. What does God’s Word say about this? – ‘Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let […]Read more "‘How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!’ (Psalm 133:1, 3)."