Showing posts from February, 2009

Messy Baby - Zach vs Milk

This is when Zach was about 8 months. He is now 20 months old, but it still funny to watch him.

How Deep

Listen to the words of this wonderful song about our Lord

Listen to My Prophet

Do we as Christians really want to hear what the Lord is saying to us? As I was going through my readings of Jeremiah, I came to the chapters of 41 to 44, and it was astounding to see the similarities of our present world to the world at the time in those chapters. We see the remnant of Judah asking Jeremiah to pray for them for this purpose: "that the LORD your God may show us the way we should go, and the thing that we should do." (Jer 42:3). Jeremiah, being the godly example for all of us, prays for these people for 10 days ! And waits on the Lord for His direction for the remnant of Judah. Jeremiah proclaims the words of the Lord, but something happens as Jeremiah is speaking God's word. Remember the Lord is sovereign; the Lord knows the beginning and the end to all things; the Lord knows the hearts of mankind; He knew the people's heart and their request. Look what Jeremiah says " And I have this day declared it to you, but you have not obeyed the voice o

Half a Gospel is no Gospel at all

What is a Preacher?

The life of a preacher is a privilege and honor . It is very demanding and can also be very rewarding sometimes. The demands can take the victory and joy out of a preacher’s life quickly and swiftly. This may sometimes lead to burnout or weak and unprepared messages. The congregation suffers by growing weaker with every unprepared or thoughtless message that has only been prepared late Saturday evening. Preaching takes hard work and a deep study into the truth of God’s Word. The calling of the pastor is the highest calling to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Heb 13:7 speaks about the importance of preachers: "Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God (pastor/elders/faithful leaders). Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith." Preachers have a responsibility to their people and even James points out the importance of the accountability of a preacher to his sheep as seen in James 3:1 "Not many of you should become tea

James MacDonald on Marriage

Holiness Brings Peace of Mind Philippians 4:6-11 When it comes to living a life of holiness and righteousness, which is the way we should walk as Christians, we must never be anxious for anything. We should never worry or fret. Paul was saying do not be lacking in trust in God’s wisdom, sovereignty and power. We must faithfully look to Him in our times of struggles and in our day to day sanctification by praying and making our requests made known to Him, our Father and the One who loves and cares for us beyond measure. If we are always praising Him with a thankful heart, He will give us the needed peace for every situation that comes before us. We do not need to worry because He is in our heart and He (meaning Jesus) guards our inner being with His peace. Once we have this ultimate peace from Jesus, we will look at the world and see it for what it really is. If we want to live lives of holiness, we must examine everything and be sure that it is of the Truth, worthy of respect, just, pu

Each of Us have a Different Job to Do

When it comes to leadership and responsibility in Christianity, many think of how ‘strong’ a person is: how much money you have, your level of education, your speaking abilities, or even your marketing knowledge. These may seem to be good qualities for leadership but these are not true biblical qualities for leadership. Ezra and Nehemiah were men chosen by God to do a certain task by getting Jerusalem restored to their former days. They were men who had love and compassion for those around them. John Stott says "Indignation and compassion form a powerful combination. They are indispensable to vision, and therefore to leadership." Ezra was a preacher who had a concern for the people of Israel. He was a man who prepared his heart by studying, practising and teaching God’s Word (Ezra 7:6-10) to the nation of Israel. He was a man who committed his life to do what the Lord called him to do. Because of their immoral behaviour, God used Ezra to ignite a great revival among the Israe

Clothed in Christ (Paul Washer)

Two ways to live : : The choice we all face

Do we care about the people around us? Do we want to share the gift that has been given to us so freely by God? Do we want to see people get saved by the God who saved us from eternal damnation which is were I belong, you belong? Here is a wonderful site for the all Christian's to share with others, because we live in a world dying in their sins. Don't confine your faith just to the local church, do it outside of those walls. We must share our faith its a command by God (Matt 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8). Its all they have in order to find salvation in Jesus Christ. Remember Paul said "faith comes by hearing", so Lord send me (Us), as Isaiah said to the Lord when he encountered the glory of the Truine God (Isa 6:1-8). We are a nation of unclean lips saved by sovereign grace with a message of hope to the broken hearted of this generation. So share your faith! Will you do it? Today! here is the link that I hope will help, or give you the confidance you need, to s

Can You Walk on Water?

When a person reads the account of Peter walking on water Matthew 14:22-33 a person tends to think to themselves "this is crazy! there is no way he could of did this". The amazing thing is, your right! There is absolutely no possible way that Peter was capable to display such a amazing act of power. That's why it was all the Lord Jesus. This story is all about the power of Jesus Christ the sovereign Lord of all Creation, and the lack of faith of His servant Peter, being the example to all who have that kind of doubt to His sovereign power. I say that because look at (Matt 14:30) But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."What do we notice from this verse in Peter's life. 1. It was by faith in the power of Christ he was upheld 2. When that faith failed, he began to sink. When Peter began to sink his faith sunk with him. Ask yourself 1) If you were in the same situation as Peter, Would this have happened to you