“Grace is Poured into Thy Lips”

These words are taken from Psalm 45:2 and describe him who was “fairer than the children of men”, whom God has blessed forever. In the psalm we are also told the source of such a blessing: “thou lovest righteousness, and … Read more ““Grace is Poured into Thy Lips””

Master

We often speak of Jesus as the Master and we know that when the title is given to him sincerely it is acceptable to him, for he said: “Ye call me Master and Lord, and ye say well, for so … Read more “Master”

Doing the Will of God – Luke 6

Our reading contains some challenging words of the Lord: “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say? I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my … Read more “Doing the Will of God – Luke 6”

Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians Part XI

III. C. A series of appeals (4:1–20)

And now Paul launches two passionate appeals, the first to the head, the second to the heart of the Galatians. In the first (4:1–11), he affirms that they are no longer slaves to … Read more “Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians Part XI”

Philippians: Background to the Epistle (1)

Generous, warm, hospitable. Happy, selfless and overflowing with service. If we would like to embrace these characteristics then Paul’s letter to Philippi has an important message for us. The epistle is written with great passion as Paul poured out his … Read more “Philippians: Background to the Epistle (1)”

Timothy – Paul’s Faithful and Beloved Son (1)

Witnessing Paul’s preaching and suffering in Lystra

It was on the first missionary journey that Paul and Barnabas took the gospel into the area of Galatia. In the synagogue in Antioch in Pisidia, Paul delivered the address recorded in Acts … Read more “Timothy – Paul’s Faithful and Beloved Son (1)”

An Inner Quietness

Give us O Lord wherever we may be
An inner quietness, a faith in thee!
Sure of thy presence when there is no light,
Knowing ou wilt deliver – make all right!

Keep us from fears that cripple and impede

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Israel: a History

Sometimes we visualise history as it is presented in many textbooks: a single, straight timeline marked by various significant events. In reality, the course of human history more closely resembles raindrops on a windowpane: a complex web of individual streams … Read more “Israel: a History”

Read, Then Pray

Solomon made a startling statement that will surprise a great many people who do not regularly read their Bible. He tells us ‘Don’t bother to pray if you don’t have time to read the Bible’. This is admittedly a very … Read more “Read, Then Pray”

Eutychus

The incident took place at Troas as the Apostle Paul and his companions were on their way back to Jerusalem in the course of Paul’s third missionary journey about 57 AD. Luke, who had sailed from Philippi with Paul to … Read more “Eutychus”

“Not Forsaking the Assembling of Ourselves Together”

The incident took place at Troas as the Apostle Paul and his companions were on their way back to Jerusalem in the course of Paul’s third missionary journey about 57 AD Luke, who had sailed from Philippi with Paul to

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The View From Over There. The Bear is Getting Restless.

Last year we were writing when Israel’s ‘Operation Strong Cliff ’ or ‘Protective Edge’ was taking place. Here we are, just over a year on, and we can observe so many more prophetic pieces being pushed and pulled into place … Read more “The View From Over There. The Bear is Getting Restless.”

The Sperm Whale

Whales are the most majestic of all living reatures. Their power and sheer size, the distances they can travel, and their ability to communicate with each other over hundreds of miles, fill us with awe. But the most impressive of … Read more “The Sperm Whale”