What or who is the Word of John 1?

‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’. John 1:1 A good friend of mine asked me the other day about the Word referred to above in John 1:1. Christians often go to this text as evidence that Jesus Christ is God. My friend, however,  disputed…

‘Come unto me … and I will give you rest’

“Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11v28 The Absence of Rest As dusk settles on our city all seems peaceful. But, under this appearance of rest, turmoil and struggle abound. From day to day, the burdens, the disappointments, and sorrows of life bear…

Poetic Greats – William Cowper

Not of Works Grace, triumphant in the throne, Scorns a rival, reigns alone; Come and bow beneath her sway, Cast your idol works away: Works of man, when made his plea, Never shall accepted be; Fruits of pride (vain-glorious worm) Are the best he can perform. Self, the god his soul adores, Influences all his…

His Name Shall Be … [from Isaiah 9v6]

Wonderful Counsellor A counsellor is one you turn to for advice or help when you have some problem or difficulty. There have been many wise counsellors throughout history but all of them came upon situations that were beyond them. Not the Lord Jesus Christ. There was no problem too big for Him to solve Whether…

I make all things new

These are the words of Jesus Christ in Revelation 21:5 ‘And He that sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new”.’ At the beginning of 2015, may I wish you all a Happy New Year! We don’t know what this year may hold, but even in these early days, it is clear…

Learn about the Bible … yourself … here (courtesy of Goodseed.com)

  The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus – VideoBook “The Bible is the world’s best-seller. But I don’t know what’s it all about!” The Bible is big, ancient book filled history, poetry, letters and prophecy. How can anyone figure out what is its main message? Why are there so many copies of the Bible…

The God and Saviour Jesus Christ? What do you think?

Central to the Gospel message is the truth of the Deity of Christ. This claim – God manifest in flesh – is one of the foundation pillars upon which the hope of the Christian rests. And so, a key question we must all address is this: What do you think of Jesus Christ? Is thus…

Touching God

“We feel more connected to someone if they touch us” Prof Guerrero (1); We know this is true on a human level, but I want to also think of inanimate objects. No doubt you can think of examples when you were in the presence of objects of significance, either belonging to a famous person, or…

The answer to anxiety

I would like to share a great sermon I heard on a subject that many, if not all, of us know much about – anxiety. There is an answer. Have a listen, and I hope you find it as helpful as I did. Anxiety by RW Glenn

King Ego

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day working with a homeless alcoholic we shall call Adam (fictitious name). Spending time with him, trying to get him into some shelter or hostel was not only eye-opening from the point of view of how others live, but enlightening concerning the underlying problems of the soul. Adam…

How valuable is a human life?

Speaking to a man in Northfield today, we got on to the subject of Capital Punishment. He described it as murder, and said: It is never right to take a life! I would like you to pause a moment. Do you agree? I don’t want to debate the merits of this statement here. It was…

Hope in God’s Sovereign Timing

Thinking about the account in Mark chapter 1 of the temptation of God’s eternal Son, Jesus Christ, and his subsequent commencement of public ministry, gives great encouragement to all who are going through their own times of testing, trials or periods of suffering. The lessons are simple, but can be difficult to appreciate in a…