The Fruit of the Spirit – Love

Photo by Thijs van der Weide Last week I wrote about ‘The fruit of the Spirit’. Continuing on in that same vein, today we look at Love. Jesus said in Mark 12:29-31 that the two greatest commandments were to “Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and the second is to love... Continue Reading →

The Fruit of the Spirit

Photo by Any Lane and Jeanie Shepard Ministries In Galatians 5:16 Paul writes to ‘Live by the Spirit’. The Spirit dwells in us when we are in Christ (John 14:17). To live by the spirit is to turn from one’s own sinful nature, shedding our own desires, dying to self and following Christ. To live... Continue Reading →

The Narrow Path with Christ

Photo by Maria Orlova Jeremiah lived in days that echo our times today in many ways. Wickedness, corruption, false teaching, disrespect for God, disregard for His word and His ways, pursuit of self and satisfaction outside of God. The last few chapters of Jeremiah (46-52), consist of a series of prophecies against nations, it begins... Continue Reading →

Being Faithful in a Fragmented World

Photo by Brandon Montrone Jeremiah 45 entails a message of encouragement to Baruch from God. Who was Baruch? Baruch was Jeremiah’s faithful scribe and friend. Baruch was obedient to God and was beside Jeremiah through his ministry. Baruch wrote all the words God instructed Jeremiah to in a scroll and even at times spoke on... Continue Reading →

Misplaced Trust

Photo by Errin Casano Have you ever attributed praise or accomplishment to something or someone and believed it with a firmness and conviction that even when faced with opposing evidence of the same, we can at times falter in seeing the truth or believing it? In Jeremiah 44, we see the remnant of Judah who... Continue Reading →

Willing to do God’s will

Photo by Pixabay Following on in Jeremiah 42, as the story continues after the fall of Jerusalem, those who were still in Jerusalem (called as the remnant), sought out Jeremiah. They sought Jeremiah, not the other way around, the very same prophet of God whose words of warning they ignored – why did they do... Continue Reading →

Trustworthy God

Photo by Tara Winstead Chapter 40 in Jeremiah begins with the aftermath of the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians led by King Nebuchadnezzar. Jeremiah found himself bound in chains among the captives from Jerusalem and Judah who were being carried into exile to Babylon (verse 1). The start of this chapter begins with “The... Continue Reading →

Continual Communion with God

Photo by Luis Quintero ‘Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah’ - we read this sentence time and time again throughout the book of Jeremiah. He was a prophet chosen by God to be one and so we are not taken by surprise when we come across those words. But Jeremiah was after... Continue Reading →

A Heart of Obedience

Photo by David Frampton In Jeremiah 35, we read about a group of people called the Rekabites, whom God uses as an example of obedience and a rebuke to the people of Judah. Who are the Rekabites? They were a nomadic group of people related to the Kenites (1 Ch 2:55), some of whom lived... Continue Reading →

Truth or False

Photo by Magda Ehlers Jeremiah 28 details Jeremiah being confronted by a false prophet Hananiah. Hananiah stands in the temple of the Lord, before the priests and all the people and prophesises a very different future to what Jeremiah had been saying.  In verse 2-3, we read Hananiah say “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God... Continue Reading →

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