Archive for April, 2010

Meditating on God and His works

April 29th, 2010

One of the things the Bible tells us to do is meditate. It does not mean to sit on a hill with our legs crossed and chant. It is talking about meditating on the things of God. But what are these things we are supposed to meditate on? 1. Meditate on God Himself – Psalm 63:6 says, […]

Finding rest in His shadow

April 28th, 2010

I opened up Facebook this morning to have a quick look at things. The first thing I noticed was WorshipWord’s verse for the day. It said… Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. PSALM 91:1 It was a great way to start my […]

God offers comfort to all

April 26th, 2010

In Second Corinthians chapter one there are some verses that can give us great comfort in our times of suffering. The section heading in the NLT is titled, “God offers comfort to all”. In verse 3-4 it says… All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and […]

The missional church video

April 24th, 2010

I really like this simple video explanation of the missional church. It is the way I think church needs to be in many ways. Although, I do think we need to be both attractional and missional which I wrote about previously. Thanks to Mark Wilson for posting it on his blog.

10 things about generosity

April 23rd, 2010

I was reading through 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 today. It is the section where Paul writes to the Corinthian church about their offering for the Christians in Jerusalem. As I read through this passage I noticed 10 things about being generous. 1. It inspires others to give (v2) – Paul says his boasting about their giving […]

What does the Bible say about Angels?

April 22nd, 2010

I was talking with someone the other day who believes in Angels. After talking a while I realised their views were not Biblical and in many ways left God out of the picture. So what does the Bible says about Angels? I thought I would look up some verses to paint us a picture. 1. […]

Clothe yourselves right

April 20th, 2010

The Bible says Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” I love this verse. It is another Bible verse that is simple and straight forward. But to make sure we understand it’s meaning, let’s have a look at some of the definitions of the […]

Transformed by Scripture

April 16th, 2010

I have been reading the Bible for a little over 20 years. In this time it has changed me and my attitudes. Some bad ones have gradually fallen away and they have been replaced by good ones that line up with God’s Word. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 it says, “All Scripture is inspired by God […]

Fathers, do not exasperate your children

April 13th, 2010

Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord”. Exasperate is not a word that is used in everyday conversation these days. So what does it mean? tells us that to exasperate someone is to “to irritate or provoke to a high degree; […]

Serving in church

April 11th, 2010

The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:10 that, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms”.  This verse tells us that to use our gifts to minister to others. Not only do I try to use my God given spiritual gifts to serve, I […]