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Noah’s Commitment

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Noah is a great example of commitment to a cause. His pursuit of building an Ark demonstrates faith and determination inspite of the opposition, criticism and mocking that he faced on a daily basis in a corrupt and violent world. Noah built something that had never been seen before, the building of which took several […]

Avoid Drifting!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

We read these words in Hebrews 2. 1. ‘We must pay attention to what we have heard so that we don’t drift away.’ This is the only time in the New Testament where this word ‘drift’ is used. Drift, meaning ‘to let slip away.’ I happens through neglect, slowly without noticing. Drift is dangerous because […]

The Business of Living

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

I once worked very cheaply, when I served the god of sin I didn’t know I served him till the light came pouring in. But I served him true and faithful with each disbelieving breath I was storing up my wages – and my final wage was DEATH. What a price to pay for living […]

Paul’s Letter to the Disciples

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

My thoughts today are based on a familiar text found in Paul’s letter to the disciples at Philippi, and to US: ‘I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.’ Thomas Edison and his team worked for an unbroken 24 hours to produce a first – the electric light bulb! When it was finished, […]

Waiting for and listening to the Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

‘In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth, and the Earth was without form and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.’ Genesis 1. 1-2. Before God created anything, the Spirit of God moved or was active. I […]

Looking Forward

Friday, January 10th, 2014

According to the ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions. His image is usually depicted as having two faces, one facing the past and the other looking to the future. The Romans named the month of January in his honour. For most of us Christmas and New Year provide […]

For Wait Watchers Only

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

During this busy time of the year many of us will be caught up in traffic queues, or for certain things to happen. In Luke chapter one we are introduced to Elizabeth and Zechariah who for years had been reluctant members of ‘Wait Watchers.’ To us, waiting is often something we perceive as passive, but […]

Audio – In The Hands Of Jesus!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

In the Hands of Jesus This Message is also in audio format. Ian Watson describes his family winter break as being completely in the hands of the hotel where he was staying. Their choice of food, drinks and entertainment was in the hands of others. Even when travelling home at about 500mph through the skies […]

Inspired Verse….

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

No wind at the window, no knock on the door; No light from the lamp stand, no foot on the floor; No dream born of tiredness, no ghost raised by fear, Just an angel and a woman, and a voice in her ear. “Oh Mary, Oh Mary, don’t hide from my face. Be glad that […]

Inspired Verse. Title: Christmas Carol

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I sought Christ dressed in finest clothes, where money talks and status grows; But power and wealth He never chose: it seemed He lived in poverty. I sought Him in the safest place, remote from crime or cheap disgrace; But safety never saw His face; it seemed He lived in jeopardy. I sought Him where […]

Thought for Today….

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

A multi-storey building had been occupied for several years when a crack appeared in a wall on the 42nd floor. The director of the company immediately sent for an architect to come and investigate. When he arrived, the director went to meet him on the 42nd floor, but he was nowhere to be found. He […]

Audio – Risk Takers!

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Risk Takers! This Message is also in audio format. The Bible records three types of believers: risk takers, caretakers and undertakers. It comes as no surprise to discover that those who are effective are the ones prepared to take risks for God. RISK TAKER: The fishermen who were challenged by Jesus to drop their nets, […]

One By One

Monday, October 7th, 2013

“Lord, I am just one person. What can I possiblly do in the face of all the need, all the deperation, all the loss surrounding me?” In the face of sometimes overwhelming need and suffering, instead of believing in faith that God will move, instead of trusting in His character and relying on His strength, […]

Points To Ponder…..

Friday, September 27th, 2013

A.W. Milne, missionary to the New Hebredies in the South Pacific, bought a one way ticket. After 35 years of faithful service he died there. His gravestone is inscribed with the following words: “When he came here there was no light. When he left there was no darkness.” God help us to make a marked […]

Audio – Pray, Pray & Pray Again

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Pray, Pray & Pray Again This Message is also in audio format. The Methodist minister Samuel Chadwick wrote: The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying.  Satan trembles when we pray! If that is true and I believe it is, then prayer must have a higher place in the lives of […]