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We love because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19 Comment The other day I saw a picture that made me think about God as our source of love in a new way.  It was one of those towers made up of glasses stacked on top of one another and champagne was being poured into the top one, overflowing from...

Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. Then Joseph could no longer...

How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3: 1a Comment This eprayer is going out on Monday; it should have gone out last Friday. I messed up. I was too busy, too distracted, too… And now I’m mad at...

In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.  1 Corinthians 11:11 Comment People talk a lot these days about life being a journey and of course this is true for marriage. When I look back over the years I realise that for the first seven years it was more like we were...

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.  Hebrews 13:16 Comment With Remembrance Sunday falling this weekend it’s a good time to think back and remind ourselves and give thanks for what people have done in the past to protect our freedom. Lives have been put on the line,...

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him....

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your...

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.  Ephesians 1:3-4 Comment God wants us to be free in Christ AND Holy like...

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And...

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21 Comment Jack and Jill are married and they work together. Jack was called last week and invited to be part of a church team to go to Tunisia for a week to help serve the refugees crossing from Libya. Jack likes a bit of adventure and wanted to go. He...