1 Kings 6:14-7:12 Solomon took seven years to build ‘the House of the Lord’ and ‘thirteen years’ to build ‘his own house’(6:37-7:1)! What are we to make of this? Are we more concerned with pleasing ourselves or serving God? Is our life more self-centred than God-centred? These are important questions. They are questions which we […]Read More Pleasing Ourselves Or Serving God?
The call for humility – “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:11). The call to go out to the people and bring them into the Lord’s House – “Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my […]Read More Be humble – and be bold!
As we look at God’s servants, doing the work of the Lord, we should also look at ourselves. We should ask ourselves, “Am I living as a servant of the Lord?” We should ask ourselves, “Do I pay Him lip-service or give Him life-service?” We look at their service. we learn about our service. Serving […]Read More Lip-service or life-service?
2 Kings 2:14-3:27 ‘Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?’(2:14). Elijah was no longer there – but God was still there! Don’t imagine that God goes away when there’s a change of ministry. While Elijah had been serving the Lord, Elisha was being prepared for his time. God is always one step ahead of […]Read More God is planning for the future.
What’s it all about – this Christianity? is it a form of religion or a code of ethics? The words, ‘religion’ and ‘ethics’ are well wide of the mark when it comes to describing what it means to be a Christian. The word, ‘life’ is the word used by Jesus: “I have come that they […]Read More Receive New Life From The Lord – And Live Your Life For Him (John 10:10).
Many people, who never attend Church, claim to live by the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. They don’t make time for worshipping God, but they tell us that the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) is their favourite Bible passage. This is because the Beatitudes contains the ideals by which they live their lives. Are we […]Read More Let us worship the Saviour and live for Him.
Ps 51:10, Matt 15:8, 2 Tim 3:5, 1 Pet 4:11, 5:11 In all the service we offer to God, there is to be the offering of worship: ‘To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever’ (1 Peter 4:11; 5:11). We will not learn to serve God unless we are learning to […]Read More Renewed By God’s Salvation, We Are Strengthened For His Service.