Ever feel alone, unloved, betrayed, lonely, frightened? Ever suffer in the body and soul? Ever sorrow and grieve? In this Psalm, through prayer, the subconscious knowledge that God was real and present, suddenly took root and brought David to a sense of peace in the midst of pain. Psalm 6 O Lord, rebuke me notContinue reading “THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL – Psalm 6”
When we are wronged, despised, abused; How do we react. With love or hatred? With grace or bitterness? With prayer or revenge?
In our Christian Behaviour are we truly godly in our hearts or is there a mask of religion hiding an evil spirit within? The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (f) Christian Love Romans 12:9-17 Having expounded the grace gifts which God has given to his Church Paul continues by explaining how we can use these gifts.Continue reading “CHRISTIAN LOVE AT WORK; Romans Part”
PSALM 5 A Morning Prayer We often regard morning as a suitable time to pray. While we should be cautious about setting seasons aside as being more holy than others, there remains a unique suitability for prayer associated with morning. As morning is generally the best time for learning, when the mind is fresh andContinue reading “A Morning Prayer; Psalm 5”
If only the Church could learn and employ the true “charisma” the gifts of grace, given by the Holy Ghost our congregations would be future proofed against carnal strife and division. The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (e) God’s Grace Gifts to his Church Romans 12:6-8 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is givenContinue reading “God’s Grace Gifts to the Church; Romans Part 62”
A key aspect of this chapter which deals with Christian Behaviour is the teaching concerning the use of our gifts for the benefit of the Church family. Before we can begin using these gifts with success, however, it is necessary that we understand what the Church is.
This message, published on All Saints Day 2016, looks at the history of this day in the Christian Calendar and how it influenced the Protestant Reformation 499 years ago.