Always Connected

In this blog I just want to briefly share a really comforting thought I had recently. I was dreading the idea of having to go back to work soon and have only one week left of my holidays. We are a small team at work and I take responsibility for most of the day to…

God of all Comfort

Recently I spent time with my mum and dad who live in district a few hours away from where my wife and I live. I had not seen both of them for awhile and was looking forward to seeing them both. My dad developed kidney failure a few months ago and I had been concerned…

Always on God’s mind

Did you know that you have always been on God’s mind? Ephesians 1:3 tells us that we have been blessed (past tense) with every spiritual blessing. God’s favour is available to us now. Why? Because if you are a Christian you have been placed into the life of Jesus. The profound spiritual truth is that…

Peace

I believe the one thing all people really want in their lives is peace. So there I was in the departure lounge of the Sydney Airport waiting to catch my plane back to New Zealand yesterday. While in the bookstore I happened to be in the non-fiction section browsing through the shelves. At a casual…

Lessons Learnt

As a lecturer at Fowey Lodge Bible School I have had the pleasure and privilege of teaching for almost 4 years now. As Christians we are all students, God is our teacher. I hope to share with the students only what He has taught me (John 14:26). I was greatly encouraged by a Bible Teacher…

Encourage one another

A Christian who encourages other Christians is a happy Christian. A Christian who is always finding fault with other Christians cannot be a happy Christian. In Hebrews Chapter 10 verses 24 and 25 we read, “And let us consider how we may spur one another  on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting…

Bread from Heaven

What can we do with stale bread?  We have two alternatives – toast it or feed it to our new worm farm!  We try all kinds of techniques to make it appetizing again but nothing works.  There is one simple answer – bake some fresh bread.  To do that we need some high-quality grain, a…

Who is the Church?

Often when other Christians discover that we share the same faith they will ask “so what Church do you go to”. Non-Christians will ask a similar question but usually, it will be about what “denomination” I belong to.

Hope that does not disappoint

When someone says ‘I hope so!’, it sounds encouraging but we could be disappointed.  How excited we should depend on first, what the original question was but even more on whom we asked.  If the question was about tomorrow’s weather we need to be cautious before making big plans.  But if we asked our favourite…

Our only fear

Have you noticed how many words we have for fear in the English language?  What is fascinating is how they provide for a wide range of emotions from terror at one end of the scale to caution at the other.  Being pursued by a hungry lion is very different from prudently holding back in an…