Fat Tuesday

The day before the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day. This day is also known as Fat Tuesday – in French, Mardi Gras. Because Lent has been in many Christian traditions a season of prayer and fasting, the idea was to “pig-out” during a…

Judgement Starts With The Household of God

“Judgement Starts With The Household of God” 1Peter 4:17 Sometimes we Christians can be very slack about our faith and obedience. We can speak so often about the “love of God”, that it becomes a bland, weak and empty phrase. We can disregard God’s laws and mistreat other people, and think it doesn’t really matter.…

Praise and Obedience

Psalm 147:12-20 A little boy left his toys out and went in to practise the piano, using hymns for his lesson.  When his mother called him to pick up his toys, he said, “I can’t come; I’m singing praise to Jesus.”  His mother responded: “There’s no use singing God’s praises when you’re being disobedient.”  God…

Reconciliation Prayer

Lord God, bring us together as one, reconciled with you and reconciled with each other. You made us in your likeness, you gave us your Son Jesus Christ. He has given us forgiveness from sin. Lord God, bring us together as one, different in culture, but given new life in Jesus Christ, together as your…

Hearing God

Christians believe that God is a living person and that he wants to communicate to us. Some people think that the only way God speaks to you is in some spectacular way, like a special revelation. But, the Bible is full of instances in which God spoke to people in a variety of ways. Perhaps…

God Says Yes

God Says Yes… …to marriage between a man and woman for life! God says yes to them having children, giving them the gifts of fatherhood and motherhood, shaping their lives according to His truth and good will. God says yes to families serving the wider community in love, so that humanity may be redeemed and…

PSALM 77:16-20

PSALM 77:16-20  16 The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.17 The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth.18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.19 Your path led through the…

Cold Feet

Cold feet. It is unrelated to the bride or bridegroom who suffer an onset of uncertainty or fear on their wedding day. With the thermometer plummeting early morning during winter, cold feet can be annoying. Moses is a good example of someone who loses his nerve and gets cold feet, and it wasn’t even winter.…

Everything Is Meaningless!

That’s actually a quotation from the Bible! You’ll find it in Ecclesiastes 1:2 in the Old Testament. The writer looks at every part of his life, everything he does, the whole creation around him, and concludes that it is all completely meaningless – because it all ends in death!… (we need to let that sink…

A Taxing Question?

Last Friday we had the gravel-chewing annual experience of visiting our friendly tax-accountant to finalize our last tax returns. “That’s late!” I hear you say. C’mon?!… that’s a whole 2 weeks before the Oct 31st deadline!… I won’t tell you the details of the outcome – a mixture of pain and a little bit of…