Posts made in May, 2018

An Invitation to Ask 0

An Invitation to Ask

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think’ – Ephesians 3:20 THOUGHT: The Book of James makes a startling statement, ‘You do not have because you do not ask’ – James 4:2. Why we are reluctant to ask can usually be boiled down to just two main reasons. We have the wrong opinion about God We think that He cannot or will not do it, even when there is a Biblical promise that He will! Or that He is really not interested with what is happening in our lives as individuals because He has far too much to do looking after the universe. Nothing could be further from the truth. Knowing the number of hairs on our head proves how intimately He knows us – Matthew 10:30. Jesus also said, ‘Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him’ – Matthew 6:8. We have the wrong opinion about ourselves Feelings of guilt and low self-esteem paralyse the desire to ask, for we feel we are not worthy. Why should God bother about me when there are much better people around? We forget that Christ came to save sinners and we all qualify in that respect!...

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These Things 2

These Things

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all’ – 1 Timothy 4:15 THOUGHT: Whether a new Christian, an inexperienced church leader or someone who has known the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour a long time, all of us need to be reminded of what is expected of a true believer. I often get asked the question, “Why read the Bible?” or “What is the best way to read it?” Unfortunately many Christians do not understand what they are reading and end up not bothering to read it at all, leaving it to gather dust on the shelf! Paul reminded Timothy of “These Things” which are important for faithfulness and godliness. Fortunately they have been recorded for our benefit too, along with the rest of the Bible. It certainly helps to make the Christian life much more rewarding when we believe that the Bible is not a collection of religious writings but the Word of God to be of help to us today. In writing to Timothy, Paul referred to “These Things” four times and these form the basis for Today’s Teaching. Meditate on these things – Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your...

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“All” 3


Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God’ – 2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV THOUGHT: When I first became a Christian, a popular hymn we used to sings with gusto was “All to Jesus I surrender, I surrender all”. We will make it much easier to do just that if we continually remind ourselves that God has given His “all” to us in the first place. Reading 2 Corinthians recently I was struck by the number of times “All” appears, six times in the first two chapters. These will become the focus for Today’s Teaching. With All the Saints who are in All Achaia – 1:1 Under Roman rule, Greece was divided into two provinces, Macedonia and Achaia. Achaia had prominent cities such as Corinth, Athens and Olympia and was an area the Apostle Paul evangelised extensively. Christianity is inclusive, not exclusive or elitist. Whatever your age, background, colour or locality, a Christian is called a saint. Some denominations only use this term for a special few, but the Bible does not make that distinction. We are not trying to be a Christian, we are one if our...

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