Imagine for a moment that you have won the lottery jackpot. Would you take a leaf out of Zacchaeus’ book; to give half your possessions to the poor, and pay back four times the amount to those you have cheated?
The world enforces the concept of “it’s all about me“. It comes as no surprise, then, how many arrive to “get something out of church” for themselves; those ‘pew warmers’ and ‘passengers’ that give nothing back. Yet the Spirit gives each one who is saved a gift that would benefit other believers. You want something […]
Every-so-often a church needs reminding of the importance of humility; this passage recounts the advice given to the church in Philipi. Times have not changed this need, and no-one is exempt; the speaker, the musicians, not even the person serving teas and coffee.
We know “God is the same yesterday, today, and forever“. But can Paul’s teaching to the early Ephesian church be relevant to what the church should look like some 2000 years later? And, especially with regards praying?
On this journey of life, where is it you have come from? And where is it you are going to? Has life, like in many of the Psalms, given you reason to sow tears of sorrow? Yet, from this sorrow, you are able to reap songs of joy?
“The Prodigal Son” is a story title that causes us to miss the point. The story is “A Man Who Had Two Sons” and this title poses a new question: Do you identify with the younger son, the older son, or the father?