‘Jesus Christ’ died ‘for our sins’. This is Good News. It is not to be kept to ourselves – He died ‘for the sins of the whole world’. We have ‘fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ’. ‘We have fellowship with one another’. These blessings are not to be kept to ourselves. […]Read More Don’t keep the Good News to yourself!
Don’t settle for second best when you can have God’s very best. ‘Samuel did what the Lord commanded’(1 Samuel 16:4). Real obedience comes from ‘the heart’. It is more than just ‘keeping up appearances’(1 Samuel 16:7). ‘The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart’ – This is something we must never forget!’. […]Read More Don’t settle for second best.
The Lord blesses an obedient people (Deuteronomy 28:2). Our obedience to God arises from our thankfulness to Him (Luke 17:16). With grateful hearts, we make confession of our faith: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). To His people, God says, “Be still, and know that I am God; […]Read More Give Thanks To God – And Live In Obedience To Him.
In our day, there are many who say, “Let us follow other gods.” God says, “You must not listen” to such people (Deuteronomy 13:2-3). To follow the Lord’s instruction is not popular. Nevertheless, this is what we must do: “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door” (Luke 13:24). Whatever the world may say, […]Read More Listen To The Lord – And Live For Him.
The Gospel turns the world’s values upside down – the ‘poor in the world’ are ‘rich in faith’ (James 2:5). We are to live according to the Gospel. We are not to be controlled by the world’s way of thinking. If we ‘show favouritism’, we place ourselves in a dangerous position – ‘judgment without mercy’. […]Read More Don’t let anyone or anything come before God. He must come first – every time.
Lord, You show us the way of blessing. It is the way of obedience (Psalm 119:1,9,11,17). Many will choose the way of disobedience – ‘influential people sit together and slander me’. Help us to choose the way of obedience – ‘Your servant will meditate on Your teachings’ (Psalm 119:23). We know, Lord, that following Jesus […]Read More The Way of Blessing Is The Way Of Obedience.