In this chapter, Luke brings out the comparison between Peter and the church with Herod. We see the seemingly powerless church meet divine rescue. To all intents and purposes, the church is powerless in comparison to the might and power of Herod. Yet the church is mighty through prayer. Herod we find to be powerless […]
The passage reveals some remarkable turnarounds! Some truly, ‘I never saw that coming’ moments. People saved and healed. We consider how Jesus is proclaimed by Saul as the Son of God, that Jesus can save even the most unlikely people and finally how Jesus can heal and do what is humanly impossible. All of it […]
It is one thing to confess Christ in a Bible Study group, it is another altogether to confess Christ in front of hostile uni-students or in a difficult work environment or even at school. In all these cases your character is tested. Character only comes to the fore under stress.
During the worst of the COVID crisis this year (2020), in Australia you saw people stay at home, isolate as best as they could, kept their movements minimal, wore masks, washed their hands, kept a distance from other people. They knew that they were at war and they needed to take precautions. It was a […]
As Christians we know that we can sleep well at night because God is in control of all things. God guarded his faithful servants, he granted them security and he can do the same for us. That is why Jesus urges us not to be anxious about tomorrow. Jesus already has tomorrow in his hands. […]
I do love the way Rick Warren puts it. “It’s not about you!!” This line in the Lord’s Prayer screams that at us! This line drags our eyes away from our circumstances to God’s purposes and Kingdom in this world. It is good for me to do that because it is an amazing cure all […]
In the 2nd week of our series in the book of Romans, we see Paul longing to go to Rome. We discover why he has this longing, because of his mission in life given to us in verse 5, to bring about the obedience of faith among all the gentiles for the sake of God’s […]
To me the whole thing is about forgiveness and grace. We sin, and yet, we can come to God at any time and find mercy. In the Old Testament the people suffered the consequences of their own sin but in the New Testament Jesus does – and in that we experience grace. Solomon’s prayer seems […]