Pastor’s Blog

Nowhere to Hide

There is nowhere you can hide from God. As Jonah learned you can not run from Him either. One of the places we try to hide is by living secretly inside with some disobedience to God. Even there however, there is no hiding. God sees our innermost thoughts. He knows our heart condition and sees…

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I am God’s Son

First He said, “I am the bread of life.He who comes to Me shall never hunger” (John 6:35). Second, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12) Third, Jesus said, “I am the door” (John 10:9). Fourth, Jesus said, “I am the true vine” (John 15:1) Fifth, Jesus said, “I am the…

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Expect Opposition

Approaching the time of the jewish feat of tabernacles Jesus let his brothers go on ahead believing that he would not be going. Then he went as well, but secretly. He said to his brothers about the world that: ‘it hates me because I testify that its works are evil’. This is also why many…

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A World Without Faith

In 2012 speaking at an Anglican Church leadership conference the then Prime Minister of England,Mr Tony Blair, while acknowledging that ‘God and religion can be abused by politicians’ declared that a world without faith would be a disaster. Tony then cited the humility inspired by faith that can hold us back from barbaric political plans.…

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Sound Doctrine

According to Titus 1:9 one of the tasks of an Elder in the church is to ‘encourage others by sound doctrine’. So important is this sound doctrine that the next task is to rebuke the people who teach differently to sound, Godly doctrine. The doctrine is what God wants us to believe. How is it…

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Sitting at His Feet

In Luke 1:38-42 we read a fascinating account of Jesus visiting the home of Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus. Mary simply sat at the feet of Jesus while Martha got upset that she was doing all the preparation work in the background. This seems to be a totally legitimate complaint in terms of…

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‘Only One Opinion Matters’

These words,’only one opinion matters’, are the words of Billy Graham. After years of evangelistic ministry that led to around 2 million people coming to Christ, Billy Graham died this week in America aged 99 years. When he said that ‘only one opinion matters’ he was talking about his own death and the evaluation of…

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Standing Face to Face with Jesus

One day we will stand in the very presence of Jesus Himself. Oh, He is always with us, but one day we will physically stand before Him with our life on earth left behind permanently and only our life with him remaining for all eternity. I was pondering the things that shall disappear when this…

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What Really Matters

The things that really matter in life must not be ignored. I know we can get really busy and allow what seems urgent to crowd out the really important things. I know this because like everyone else I can be like that myself sometimes. The problem, I have learnt however, can get much worse if…

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Mission Minded

After Jesus resurrection, the church exploded in all directions into evangelism. It was the natural result of good news. Of course, in this case empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, but good news tends to spread and cause rejoicing amongst those who care. So once people realised that God Himself had sent His Son to earth…

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