The need for connectedness (2)

‘They shared everything they had.’ Acts 4:32 NIV When you read the story of the New Testament Church, you tend to get caught up in its amazing miracles. But here’s a component you shouldn’t miss: ‘No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had… There were no needy persons [...]

The blessing of repentance (2)

‘Create in me a clean heart.’ Psalm 51:10 NKJV Sometimes believers think that God will get frustrated and impatient with them if they don’t shape up to a model Christian life. They don’t like to excuse their behaviour, because God hasn’t smacked them down, they secretly wonder if He has a tolerance level. And if you go [...]

The blessing of repentance (1)

‘The kindness of God leads you to repentance.’ Romans 2:4 NASB When you find yourself on the wrong road, repentance allows you to make a U-turn and head back in the right direction. What a blessing. Now, repenting doesn’t increase God’s desire to be with you; it just increases your capacity to be with Him. Sometimes we [...]

Knowing who belongs in your life

‘A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.’ Proverbs 17:17 AMPC Wherever you live and whatever your profession, ‘butcher, baker, or candlestick maker’, you will have to deal with these three kinds of people: (1) The critic. Let’s face it, most people are comfortable with the status quo. They not [...]