2018/07 Why am I Spared? The habit of keeping a diary was once more common than it is today. In Christian circles, the diary of Andrew Bonar (a Presbyterian minister in Scotland in the nineteenth century) has been greatly used of God. It is very profitable to read over the account that he kept of
2018/09 Strong as Oaks When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of America on 29th August 2005, its 175mph winds and torrential floods were devastating. One million people were displaced; the city of New Orleans was buried in water; the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the hurricane to be “the single most catastrophic
2018/09 Rejoicing in Victory We are rapidly approaching the 100th anniversary of the armistice in the First World War. On 11th November 1918, the war came to an end; and Britain and her allies were able to proclaim victory. It was a day of great celebration. However, the Bible proclaims an even greater victory -
2018/07 'For Thou Hast A Little Strength' Revelation 3:8 These words are addressed by the Saviour to the church in Philadelphia. The words, “little strength” may mean that it was a small congregation, or that the congregation was not blessed with material resources. They may also imply that the people were conscious of their lack
2018/05 Wanted - Worshipers It is a mark of the incredible love of God that He invites sinners to worship Him and provides the way for them to come. It’s not too difficult to find worshippers. Worship, in a broad sense, simply speaks of placing something as the supreme object of your affections and adoration.
2018/05 Christ Honouring the Law Assured that the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us through the righteousness of Christ, we say with Paul: ‘For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain’ The Lord has a high and holy regard for His own law and will have its honour maintained.
2018/03 Serving the King Every one of us can do something for the Lord! If the church is to go forward, it needs faithful attenders, intercessors, givers, children’s workers, deacons – and it needs elders, men to govern. As these men gave themselves to David, will you give yourself to Christ? Faced with Saul’s hatred,
2018/03 The Resurrection - Why it Matters This time last year the BBC carried a striking headline on its online news service: “A quarter of people who describe themselves as Christians in Great Britain do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus.” During February 2017, a telephone survey solicited the religious views of over two
2018/03 Lord, what is man that thou takest knowledge of him! Man, who is made a little lower than the angels, is a piece of dust enlivened with the breath of God. He is but a creature, and because of sin, a condemned creature under sentence of death. A dark background this, for the question contained in the
2018/01 The Year of Our Redemption ‘The year of my redeemed is come’ Isaiah 63:3 The year of His redeemed is the great joy of the Redeemer’s heart. With pleasure He sends forth His messengers to proclaim His salvation unto the ends of the earth. The redemption of the soul is so precious that nothing