Great things can happen when ‘earnest prayer’ is ‘made to God by the church’ – God ‘is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think’ (Acts 12:5-7; Ephesians 3:20). AdvertisementsRead More Great things can happen …
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). — * What does it mean to say, “I shall not want”? Are we to think in terms of overconfidence in our own ability – I shall not fail, I shall succeed? “I, I, I” – this is man’s way of thinking. It’s not […]Read More Learning from Ephesians and the 23rd Psalm (Part One)
“He makes me lie down in green pastures” (Psalm 23:2) / Ephesians 1:15-23 Green pastures: Green is the colour of growth. Let’s think about spiritual growth. The shepherd leads his sheep to green pastures. Paul, the pastor of God’s people, leads the people of God to the “green pastures” which He has provided for their […]Read More Learning from Ephesians and the 23rd Psalm (Part Two)
If we to think big thoughts about the love of God for us, we must learn to be honest about ourselves. When we are honest about ourselves, we will learn to appreciate how wonderful the Lord’s love really is. In Ephesians 2:1, Paul gives us a devastating description of ourselves – “As for you, you […]Read More When we are honest about ourselves …
The love of God is eternal love. It’s the love of the eternal God. His love comes to us from before the beginning of time (Ephesians 1:4). It takes us on to beyond the end. Sometimes, when our heads go down, we think, “This the end. I can go on no longer.” When, in love, […]Read More Eternal Love
Jeremiah 50:29-46 ‘The arrogant one will stumble and fall’ (Jeremiah 50:32). God’s Word warns us – ‘Pride goes before… a fall’; ‘Arrogance will bring your downfall’ (Proverbs 16:18; 29:23). We must not trust in ourselves. We must put our trust in the Lord – Our ‘Redeemer is strong. The Lord Almighty is His Name’ (Jeremiah […]Read More Salvation is the gift of God.
God wants us to ‘grow up in every way into Christ’(Ephesians 4:15). We are to ‘walk in love’(Ephesians 5:2), a life which is ‘pleasing to the Lord’(Ephesians 5:10). It is so easy for us to settle for something less than God’s very best. We settle down into a state of spiritual complacency. What does God […]Read More God’s Wake-Up Call