Everything is given a value. Some might balk at a Biro costing a whole 10p on one end of the spectrum, and have the same distaste for a ┬ú200m luxury yacht belonging to some rich and famous whoever, while being thrilled at buying a four-bedroom house for a mere ┬ú345,000. But, how much are YOU […]
What in the world is God doing? There is so much to celebrate and yet so much that is wrong. Daniel’s first apocalyptic vision reveals what history is really like, but also takes us behind the scenes to show us that God really is on the throne. The Son of Man is revealed as one […]
“The Writing Is On The Wall” is a well known and often used expression, usually indicating something less than desirable is destined to occur. The expression’s origins is from Daniel chapter 5, but when Daniel says this to a king named Belshazzar, the consequence is death! Surely we no longer need to heed the dire […]
There are two ways to learn lessons; by the mistakes of others (less painful), or by your mistakes (more painful). Daniel warned Nebuchadnezzar the path he chose would lead to destruction, yet he did not listen. We often become smug when a ‘show off’ is brought down a peg or two… except when it happens […]
When the world demands that we worship its idols will you bow the knee in fear or take your stand in faith? Is this just a ‘nice Bible story of three brave young Jewish lads’? We might not have a literal fiery furnace to help focus our minds, as they did, but the modern world […]
Daniel, a bright, handsome, Jewish ‘whipper-snapper’ without any physical defect or blemish, together with three counterparts, is chosen to serve the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. But, can Daniel serve both the king of this land and The King of All Creation at the same time?
In this final in the series, Richard takes us through one of the most difficult of fruits that marks us as belonging to Jesus, self-control. If it were up to us, we would never be able to bear this fruit, but we have help!
The gospel calls us to treat others the way God has treated us. We should love as we have been loved, forgive as we have been forgiven, and be gentle as God has been gentle with us. We see this in the parable that Jesus told in Matthew 18:21-35.