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The Narrow Way

The Narrow Way

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a ...
Love - the Fulfillment of the Law

Love – the Fulfillment of the Law

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” ...
What can I give to God?

What can I give to God?

“Keeping a close watch on (Jesus), they (the teachers of the law and the chief priests) sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to ...
Speaking the Truth

Speaking the Truth

Jesus said, “…you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: ...
Taking Revenge

Taking Revenge

Have you ever wanted Payback? To get even with someone who has wronged you; or hurt you?There are literally hundreds of movies about revenge. In fact, IMDB (the go-to website for info on any film) has even created a list ...
Above all else, guard your heart

Above all else, guard your heart

Prov 4: 23 (in the modern NIV) says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” The CSB says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.” An older version ...
Fear and Safety

Fear and Safety

“The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it. Who can withstand his indignation? Who can endure his fierce anger? His wrath is poured out ...
Fruifulness

Fruifulness

Nobody likes failing. We enjoy success; we like to achieve things, especially if others notice and cheer us on. So, what does the Bible teach us about success or being successful?In the Old Testament, we learn of individuals finding success ...
The Scars of God

The Scars of God

Today’s story, written by the disciple John, takes place just after Jesus has risen from the dead. “Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told ...
The Kindness of God

The Kindness of God

There is no denying that the first king of Israel, Saul, failed to model humble obedience to God. After the prophet Samuel had given clear instructions to wait for him in Gilgal, the impatient king presumed to take on the ...
When you feel confined

When you feel confined

“Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time” (Jer 37: 16)“When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, but because Felix wanted to grant a favour to the Jews, ...
Why worship God?

Why worship God?

There are an infinite number of reasons, of course, but let me share four - the Four I’s.First, because we are Impressed with Him. Alisa Camplin is an Australian aerial skier who won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics. An excerpt from ...
Two Powerful Prayers

Two Powerful Prayers

We all know that prayer is important; that regular time in the Lord’s Presence is as vital as food or oxygen. But occasionally we might find our minds going blank and wondering what to pray about. If that ever happens ...
Stop Trusting in Mere Humans

Stop Trusting in Mere Humans

“Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?” (Is 2:22).We do rely on people, don’t we?And, to a certain extent, rightly so. Children and infants need their parents to provide ...
Satisfaction. Fruitfulness. Creativity.

Satisfaction. Fruitfulness. Creativity.

“When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me” (Hos 13: 6)How would you describe your faith when things are going well for you?When the bills are in and I have ...
Resurrection

Resurrection

In his excellent book, Truth on Fire, Adam Ramsey writes,“If there was no resurrection, then the payment Jesus made as the sacrifice for our sins was rejected. If there was no resurrection, then the whole Bible was written by liars ...
May His face shine upon you...

May His face shine upon you…

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— 2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations” (Ps 67: 1 – 2).The imagery of God’s face ...
In Christ

In Christ

In Romans 8: 1, Paul tells us that “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”. Writing to the Corinthians: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the ...
Return to the Place of Rest

Return to the Place of Rest

Recently I woke up feeling anxious. I made myself a coffee and mulled it over, trying to work out where the anxiety was coming from. It didn’t take long. I remembered a conversation the previous day that had left me ...
What would you say to your younger self?

What would you say to your younger self?

Thanks to everyone who read my article “Things I would say to my younger self” (or listened to the podcast, “4-minute Devotions – the Podcast”)Many of you have written back to say what you would say to that younger version ...
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