Troublemaker (Proverbs 6)

 “I am a high ranking government official in [select country of choice] I have access to $5 million of funds that don’t really belong to anyone and our government does not deserve.  I want to get the money out of the county.  I just need a secure bank account to transfer the money into.  IfContinue reading “Troublemaker (Proverbs 6)”

Happy people – the poor

Have you experienced abject poverty? Perhaps if you have not experienced it personally you have witnessed people living with nothing or very little. I’ve seen people in Cairo living among the garbage. I’ve also known people here in the West Midlands who have got themselves into such a mess that they are left homeless, onContinue reading “Happy people – the poor”

Adultery and the forbidden woman

There is nothing more devastating than adultery. The discovery that the person you trusted your life to was living a lie, the  fear, guilt and shame that it was in fact failure on your part, the destruction that comes as a dad or mum walks out refusing to heed the pitiful cry of their childrenContinue reading “Adultery and the forbidden woman”

God’s happy people living under his rule

We are going to link up with the Bearwood Chapel Sunday teaching over the next couple of weeks and go into some more detail looking at the Sermon on the Mount together.  Some people will tell you that they are not much into religion and don’t care for worshipping Jesus as God but they doContinue reading “God’s happy people living under his rule”

Happy People (Matthew 5:1-12)

“I’m not happy…” the words that you dread at the start of a conversation because you know that it is highly likely that you are the cause of the unhappiness and that they are expecting you to do something that will turn things around and help them to be happy again.  Sometimes it is straightContinue reading “Happy People (Matthew 5:1-12)”

Get wisdom (Proverbs 4)

What is the most important thing that a Father can pass on to his son? What is the most precious thing you can inherit as a son?  We often focus on the material things, inheritance tax has been a source of much debate in UK politics as politicians seek to maximise or restrict the amountContinue reading “Get wisdom (Proverbs 4)”

Are you even listening?

Heed Wisdom’s Call (Proverbs 1:20-33) “I’ve had enough of you!” The preacher bellowed. Then he seemed to completely lose it!  He began to single out members of the congregation, getting them to stand up and then denouncing them in front of their friends and family. They were ignorant, foolish, lazy, refused to listen, showed noContinue reading “Are you even listening?”