Dear Friends, As I write this, Cheryl and I are eagerly expecting our first grandchild. What a world to be born into! There is a lot of uncertainty in our world with the new variant of covid now rampant. People are anxious and concerned. Our Premier has called for calm. Whilst we don’t know what […]
A Fresh Start
Dear Friends, Jesus explains the difference between true and false discipleship. True followers believe that Jesus was sent from God and He speaks through the very Words of Jesus. These Words of Jesus are very powerful because the truth sets us free from guilt and condemnation and brings true freedom, so we can understand what […]
Dear Friends, Today is the last in our series on the story of Joseph. The book of Genesis closes with Joseph requesting that his family take his bones home to the promised land (see Genesis 50:15-26). This is a wonderful statement of faith. Joseph sees his future in the promised land and by faith he […]
Dear Friends, Last week in Genesis 44, God spoke to us through His Word about His power to transform our lives. It is exciting that the Lord has the power to break old habits and enable us to build new, godly habits and disciplines. Now in Genesis 45,we see one of the most beautiful ways […]
A Balance of Justice and Mercy
Dear Friends, Jesus was always able to keep the demands of the Law in balance with the merciful application of it. In John 8:2-11, the religious leaders have caught a woman in the act of adultery and are trying to trap Jesus by asking what they should do; whether or not she should be stoned […]
God Transforms our Lives
Dear Friends, Our topic from Genesis 44 is the power of God to transform our lives. It has been 20 years since Joseph had the dreams from God and we can remember what the brothers were like. Simeon and Levi committed deception and genocide of the Shechemites and were unrepentant before their father (Gen 34:31). […]
To Hear Jesus
Many people are attracted to Jesus’ teaching. He is the source of spiritual life and our spiritual thirst is quenched by the Holy Spirit, whom he shares with us. His words are our sustenance.
Turning to God can free us from self-preoccupation. God alone has the power to change us and make this world right. He is the source of our hope.
The True Jesus
If people choose to do God’s will, they will see that Jesus’ teaching has authority and comes from God.
A Fresh Start
God’s great gift to us is to not leave us in our sin but to give us the opportunity to repent and turn back to Him.