Posts made in January, 2015

The Eye Test 2

The Eye Test

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Today's Teaching

Text: ‘And why worry about a speck in the eye of a brother when you have a board in your own? Should you say, ‘Friend, let me help you get that speck out of your eye,’ when you can’t even see because of the board in your own?  Hypocrite! First get rid of the board. Then you can see to help your brother’ – Matthew 7:3-5 Living Bible Thought: I thought it was about time my eyes were tested again. Several years had lapsed since the last test and a newly developed sharp pain in my right eye stirred me into action. Being over 60, I now qualified for my first free eye test! Able to get an appointment for the same day, off I went. What a thorough examination in such a short space of time. They even took pictures of the backs of both eyes, which looked remarkably like a couple of Jupiter’s moons! Thankfully everything was fine, with no further deterioration or the need to replace my reading glasses with stronger lenses. Home I went rejoicing, like the car that passed its MOT without any faults! Eyesight is so valuable and delicate, a wonderful creation. Severe problems like glaucoma and blindness cause such distress. However there are...

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Need A Miracle? 0

Need A Miracle?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Today's Teaching

Text: ‘Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean”’ – Mark 1:40 Thought: Life’s difficulties, often result in us needing a miracle, either for ourselves or someone dear to us, whether family or friend. It can be so distressing watching them deteriorate, helpless to do anything about it. Whilst we may not have the ability to cause them to recover, there is someone who does! Jesus said, ‘The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God.’ 1 As we consider this miracle, remind yourself that what He did for this man, He can do for you. There are, however, some key points for consideration. Condition ‘Now a leper’. Luke’s gospel records him as ‘full of leprosy’. 2Not an odd finger or two missing, but riddled with this dreadful, incurable disease. Excluded from society, he faced a slow, painful, certain death, with no medical relief or cure. Direction ‘Came to Him’ (Jesus). Who are you going to in your hour of need? We put our faith in doctors, surgeons, pastors, evangelists and faith-healers. But in all honesty, none of them can heal, although they’ll do their best, bringing comfort and relief...

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