Jonah, chapter 3. For the most part, Jonah is a story of failure. But in chapter three things improve. Jonah preaches to Nineveh—the capital of the Assyrian empire, which at the time was the world’s largest—and they repent.
What we face today with the COVID-19 epidemic reveals even greater realities. Many things we’ve built our life on will fail, but there is one to whom we can put our total confidence in.
Jonah, chapter 1. One thing the story of Jonah teaches us is that God is so committed to saving sinners that he will send a giant fish to swallow a rebellious prophet; just so he can live to preach the … Continue reading “The Prodigal Prophet”
The local church is Jesus’ plan A to establish his Kingdom here on earth, and there is no plan B! When we realise what Jesus is doing—and that the victory is already his—we will be ruined for anything else.
The Forgotten Arts, part 7. Do we genuinely approach God with reverence? Is reverence and fear the same thing? And how do we understand ‘the fear of the Lord’, which the Bible affirms as good, with a God who ‘is … Continue reading “Reverence”
The Forgotten Arts, part 6. How do we practice spending time on our own, with God, to deepen our relationship with Him?
The Forgotten Arts, part 5. Taking a day of rest is not just good for us. It is an act of worship, and one that causes transformation in our lives.
The Forgotten Arts, part 4. When we regularly meditate on Scripture, we feed our minds and souls with the thing it needs most. As in Psalm 1 we become like “a tree planted by streams of water”, yeilding fruit and … Continue reading “Scripture”
The Forgotten Arts, part 2. In the words of John Wesley “some have exalted religious fasting beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have utterly disregarded it.” Fasting is very much a forgotten art in 21st Century Britain, but there’s … Continue reading “Fasting”