Did you know that today is Good Friday? Arguably the most important day in the Christian calendar! Strange then that I have found myself thinking about optimism when my faith path leads me to the crucifixion today. Perhaps this is not as strange as you might think. Optimists get a hard time these days: we… Continue reading 017 Optimism and the Death of a good man
How can we ever know that the Gospel of Jesus and the words of the bible are really true? I mean, they were written thousands of years ago in a culture that is so different from ours – no phones, no bank accounts, no McDonalds! It was orally passed down before it was written down!… Continue reading Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,” - Colossians 2:6 ESV It isn’t enough to just receive Christ - true Christians will walk in Christ. What does this mean? A disciple of Jesus will stay close to his teaching A disciple of Jesus will allow that teaching to permeate their… Continue reading Walk with Jesus closely
Sometimes the simplest of truths are the most difficult for us to get to grips with. For some reason we as humans often struggle to realise that we are truly and unconditionally loved by God. The image below highlights lyrics from an old children's chorus which articulates a child-like faith that we are loved by… Continue reading The Gospel is difficult for us to receive
Following Jesus is HARD work! If you've been on the road with Jesus for a while you know I'm telling the truth, and if you're just starting out... Don't worry, it's worth it 🙂 I have seen many friends (and some family too) starting out with Jesus and giving up when the going got tough.… Continue reading Disciples of Jesus L.A.S.T.
During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” - Matthew 4:3-4… Continue reading The devil will come a-knocking
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. -Colossians 3:23 (NLT) It is so easy to separate work from faith - a habit widely practiced! But the advice from the Apostle is to regard every piece of work we do as important. He states treat… Continue reading Work for Jesus