Friday 31 March 2017

What he said

"When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do." - Romans 4

There are so many promises in the Bible of what Jesus SAID to his disciples and to us. We should focus on these things, instead of the empty promises of man. If you have a moment, read through one of the Gospels and notice how many times it reads: "Jesus said...."
  • Matthew 8:13 - Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
 Matthew 9:12 -On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

  •  Matthew 14:27 -But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
Matthew 16:24 - Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

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Thursday 30 March 2017

Daring to Trust

"...because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing." - Romans 4:17 (MSG)

We need to 'dare to Trust' in God. What I mean is this - sometimes we are so used to trusting in human wisdom, power and experience, but we neglect to put our TRUST in the creator of the world. Is it not time to place our FULL trust in Jesus Christ?

 "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." - Ernest Hemingway

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." - Jesus Christ

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Wednesday 29 March 2017

When you feel like a "Nobody"

We have all felt this before - we feel as if the world couldn't care about us at all. We feel a little tattered and worn - we can even feel like we are a "Nobody!" The Good News is that God is in the business of drawing alongside the "nobodies" of this world. God loves us and he desires to make something of our lives.

"We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody." - Romans 4:17 (Message)

So the next time you feel as if things are not going so well, remember that God always makes something out of nothing.

May God bless you with courage today.
Living in Grace

Monday 27 March 2017

Where is your Church?

I have been asked this question a fair number of times - "Where is your church?"
The simple answer is always just to give them the street address, because that is essentially what they are asking, but I want to mention that it is not my church at all - it is God's Church!

I came across these Latin words the other day, which help us understand this on another level.

  • Ubi Christus, ibi EcclesiaThis means .... "Where Christ is, there is the Church."

  So there is our answer. Where Christ is present, that is where the Church should be!

Worth thinking about!

Living in Grace

Sunday 26 March 2017

Putting up the barriers

People are very good at putting up barriers, fences, walls around ourselves. We do this to keep people "out" or maybe to keep stop ourselves being influence by the "others." The Apostle Paul reminded the Church in Ephesus that Jesus came to do the exact opposite - Jesus came to break the walls down.

"...has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility..." - Ephesians 2:14

 So, if we get tempted to put up the walls around us, then let us remember the actions of Jesus. Jesus, almost always, turned the fence into a BRIDGE, over which he invited us to walk into his Grace.

May you know God's grace today.

Living in Grace