Part 5. The expression ‘the writings on the wall’ is right out of Daniel chapter 5. Belshazzar knows his kingdom is doomed and that his departure from this world is imminent. As we approach death, how do we make sense of the life we’ve lived?
Part 3. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego found themselves in a culture with a different value system and beliefs. They were allowed to worship their own God, as long as they also bowed down and worshiped the golden image. We find something similar in our own … Continue reading “In the Furnace: Culture & Courage”
Part 2: Should we embrace the world we live in, along with all its values and beliefs, or should we separate and remove ourselves to live an uncompromised life? For the Christian we should be struggling with both of those, because it’s not one or … Continue reading “Move into the Neighbourhood”
Part 1. We love our towns, our cities, our country. But we don’t want to be colonised by the culture. Each of has to wrestle with this question: how do we live as faithful exiles?
Part 10. Coveting is a deep rooted yearning to possess something you haven’t got, something which typically belongs to someone else. We’ll look at how coveting affects possessions, position and personality.
Part 11. Motivation changes when we understand grace. We don’t mind subjecting ourselves to another when they gave it all to set us free.
Part 10. We can be legally declared free and yet still live a life of slavery. If we don’t enter into our freedom, it’s like Christ died for nothing.
Joy: part 2. Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian. We are called to a life of joy and happiness. The Bible talks about eternal pleasures and everlasting happiness. We will all experience sorrow; but being a glum, miserable person is not the way … Continue reading “Pursuing Joy”
If there was anyone in the Bible who had cause to be wrapped up in bitterness and unforgiveness, it was Joseph. But instead of holding onto the past he realised that all the turmoil and sufferings he experienced we’re being used by God to save … Continue reading “Don’t Let Your Past Define Your Future”