Archive for July, 2010

Obedience and teaching

July 30th, 2010

The Bible gives us a number of clues on how to be great in God’s eyes and in His Kingdom. In Matthew 5:19 it gives us two of them. It says, “…But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven”. The two key thoughts of this […]

Why do we need the Holy Spirit?

July 27th, 2010

I recently got asked the question “Why do we need the Holy Spirit, when I already have Jesus?” It was by someone who was a new Christian. It was a good question and one that I asked myself a number of years ago. I decided to pull out some Scriptures and see what the Bible […]

Not keeping up appearances

July 24th, 2010

The Bible says in Proverbs 12:9, “Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food”. This verse touches on the idea of keeping up appearances or pretending to be something that we are not. Often as humans we will try to impress others with what […]

Born again 21 years ago today

July 21st, 2010

The Bible says in John 3:3, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” It is amazing to think that it is 21 years ago today that I became born again. This was the day that I realised that I was a sinner and I […]

The Golden Rule

July 18th, 2010

Many people believe that the Bible is full of complex rules that we need to know and follow. However there is one verse that sums up all of the relational teachings very simply. This verse is found in Matthew 7:12 and is called the Golden Rule. It says, “Do to others whatever you would like […]