FOWEY FABLES NO 43

There are chapters in the book of Acts which we love and return to often but chapter 11 is not usually one of them yet it presents an amazing sequence of ideas which are highly relevant to all of us. Luke describes first the reaction of the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem to Peter’s meeting with…

Listening to God

Simon Peter was in jail again!(Acts 12)  He was a political prisoner of King Herod who was looking for new ways to gain popularity with the people, as dictators still do.  His fellow disciple, James, had already been beheaded simply because he was a Christian.  The Jewish leaders loved it so Herod decided Peter would…

The Bible becomes a new book.

The Bible is like a barometer, it tells us our spiritual condition. If the Bible is dull and boring to us, it is showing us our hearts are out of fellowship with God.  If the Bible is alive and exciting to us it shows that  we are enjoying fellowship with God. When the Bible is…

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…