The short answer is “No.” If it did, then you would notice it as a recurring theme when you are part of a church where expository preaching is practiced. You would either notice that the preacher kept, accurately and transparently showing how the text applied to your wallet, or you would wonder why the preacher… Continue reading Does the Bible talk about money more than it talks about love, heaven and hell?
What do you put first in your life? It might be job, education, your football team, your family. Many of you will say “I want to put God first.” But what does that mean? It might mean some sacrificial decisions, perhaps a willingness to give up your job and comforts for full time Christian work.… Continue reading Putting God First
Here’s my story of how I found faith and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. You’ll find out why Christians sometimes talk about being born again and having “another birthday.” I would love you to find the same peace, joy, security, forgiveness I have. If you want to find out more about Jesus, the historical reliability of… Continue reading Another Birthday
A preacher advertises Sunday’s service with the announcement that he will reveal his biggest enemy during the sermon. He is going to reveal who has been his worst thorn in the flesh, his most difficult opponent. Come Sunday and the church is packed. Everyone is there to see who the enemy is and they’ve all… Continue reading My biggest enemy is …
Why do people end up falling out spectacularly? One reason is that we love a good drama. We enjoy the tension of a story line, the mild peril of whether or not the hero will survive, the brain stretching challenge of solving a problem, the happy ending for the good guys -who we identify with… Continue reading We love a drama
An odd kind of Easter Easter is not as we expected to be is it? It’s not what we were looking forward to. Normally today we would have invited as many from the community to come and join us for a big service together at the chapel. We would have decorated the building with balloons… Continue reading He was raised for our justification
A nation trying to work out how to celebrate an important festival with law enforcement officers on the street, a leader coming face to face with death, terrified friends under lockdown as death stalks the streets. As we have seen over the last few days, words that at first sight could describe our experience under… Continue reading Easter Means Hope