Having Great Faith

Luke 7:1-10 and Matthew 8:5-13 The story of the Roman Centurion and his great faith is recorded in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew and record the statement of Jesus – “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” This Centurion is declared to have greater faith than anyone

A Warning – They have crept in unnoticed

The book of Jude written by  Jude the apostle, who was surnamed Thaddeus and Lebbeus, was son to Alpheus, and brother to James the less, Joses, and Simon. See Matthew 10:3, and collate with Luke 6 :16; Matthew 13:55. In this book Jude mentions those persons who have “crept in unnoticed” – is this a

His hand is still stretched out

Isaiah 9:17 Therefore the Lord does not take pleasure in their young men, Nor does He have pity on their orphans or their widows; For every one of them is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth is speaking foolishness. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away and His hand is

The Foundation of the First Things

You have left your first love. Revelation 2:4 Its very often the first things in our lives that shape our identity and the way we live our lives going forward. Our culture places great emphasis on first things…..we often think about or discuss with our peers … our first kiss or our first car. I’ve

And We Still Go To The High Places

The Pastor welcomes the congregation into the house of God and encourages everyone that today they have come to meet with the living God. This encouraging invitation to worship has a measure of truth in its statement but at the same time falls short of the reality of life in the Spirit. It’s hard for

The Way Out of Cain Part Two

This follows the Way of Cain  Genesis 4:9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” God knew where Abel was and knew the circumstances of his death but mercifully gives Cain opportunity to confess and repent of his actions. How often we are told of the merciful God of the New

What would Moses say?

Moses is a biblical figure revered by all three of the Monotheistic religions. Regarded by the Jews as giving the law to Israel, one of the great prophets of Islam and for the Christian, the leader who prefigured Jesus the Messiah, stating in Deuteronomy 18:15  “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet

The Way of Cain – Part One

Jude 1:11 11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. The message of Jude speaks of a warning against those false brothers who have entered the assembly of believers in order to secure

The fear of losing

Having served in the armed forces I appreciate the reverence of the US soldier for his rifle. The video clip is almost like a military Psalm of praise to the rifle. In my time of service in the British Army the standard issue was the British L1A1 SLR and mine was customised just for me.

Shouting to be found

As a young child I always enjoyed a game of hide and seek but it was always difficult if the friend looking for you got distracted and went off and did other things, for those friends the game had to make a little easier with the odd noise for a clue thrown in. I’m 52