Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 65

Consider the goodness of God ‘Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 63

We have thought about our security in The Rock, our safety in our Refuge. Today, we consider the satisfaction in which we can rejoice, even when isolated. ‘O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 62

‘My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.Trust in him at all times; ye people,…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 61

‘Hear my cry, O God: attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to The Rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy…

The True Meaning of Easter

What does Easter mean to you? For many, Easter means time with family. For others, Easter means chocolate – eggs or bunnies. Perhaps, for some, Easter has lost all meaning, and it’s just another moment to be exploited for profit or used for one’s enjoyment. If this is what Easter means to you, you’re really…

The truth about John 3:16 … textually

A friend today asserted that John 3:16 was not in the original text of the New Testament but had been changed or added in later by a translator. I have asked my friend for evidence upon which this assertion is based and as of the present, none has been forthcoming. I’m not going to hold…

The Third Day – #1: Resurrection in Creation

We read of the third day in 48 verses of the Bible. We won’t have time to look at all these passages, but we’ll consider a good selection, for I want you to see that the third day always speaks of the hope of restoration, and ultimately resurrection. All these references are signposts to the resurrection of…

Great Gospel Texts – Old Testament

Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, and the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes, we are healed. I love the last three words: ‘we are healed’! They give assurance and hope, and tell us there is an answer to the brokenness we…

The Book of Truth

Let’s talk a little more about truth! Truth by definition is unique. There can only be one truth, and we acknowledge anything as a fact, we are immediately saying that everything else is false or illegitimate. Truth is also essential. Without truth there would be no life. Truth is life-giving. For example, if you are…

Jesus Christ, the Son of David

Some I have spoken to recently have disputed this point, claiming the Jesus was not of the seed of David; that the genealogies are invented; that Jesus cannot be the promised Messiah. However, throughout the Gospels we find people referring to Jesus, in passing, as the Son of David. In other words, Jesus’ link with…

Does Jesus point us to Himself?

Absolutely! The following are a list of verses that clearly demonstrate Jesus pointed to Himself as the way back to God. If we want to come to the Father, we must come to Jesus Christ. If we want to follow God, we must follow Jesus Christ. To receive Jesus is to receive God; and to…