Recently a mate of mine sent me a text as we were ending a conversation about God and some stuff and he mentioned this; ‘it’s like Jesus you get for free, but Christ costs you everything.’ Let me start with some points of clarity. I am not suggesting here anything outside of grace, forgiveness from […]
I remember seeing a Facebook post a mate of mine had posted recently and it said this: “Jesus leaving the 99 to find 1 seems irrational and senseless – until that 1 is you.” Over this year I have been trying to reflect a little bit about the grace of God and the rescue mission […]
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 (NIV) Maybe you have read this verse before and it has been an inspiration to you, I know that’s true for me. I was recently at the men’s group I am part of, and one of the guys, Rick, shared this bible verse […]
The nerd-em-up story moves at breakneck speed and the climactic showdown is the stuff of legend, liable to discussed for years to come.
Tiger Woods has experienced unparalleled highs as well as crushing lows. He has tasted of success and failure. His recent arrest brings up many questions about how we react when our heroes fall from grace.
I’ve been struck once again by the reminder that the simple things in life so often are the most important things. And it’s those simple things that we can lose site of as our lives invariably tend towards the complex. As my wedding anniversary approaches I find myself flustered, as I can’t quite locate the […]
Life is busy and increasingly full of digital distractions. We must take stock of our time if we are to faithfully follower Peter’s command to ‘always be prepared to give a defence’.
It struck me the other day that we sing an awful lot about Jesus being everything, that it’s all about Jesus. And let’s face it they are both excellent sentiments but do they tell the whole story? I mean I know we should give our entire heart to Jesus and He should be our main […]
I have never been that good at setting aside regular time to read the Bible and pray. It’s not that I haven’t tried – I have. I have tried when I wake up, when I go to bed, before I eat and so on. Every time the same thing happens, I start off strongly but […]
Forgiveness and grace are linked very closely. When I led a junior school assembly last month I explained ‘grace’ by saying ‘no matter how good or bad we are, God loves us just the same.’ In a conflict situation, how do we halt the cycle of blame and pain? In Greek, forgiveness means to release […]