Blessings we Receive

Romans 5:1-6 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.” I share … Continue reading Blessings we Receive

Christian – Social identity or Spiritual reality?

Acts 11:26b “The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.” I identify myself as a Christian, but have noticed that over the past years have always leaned towards further clarifying that I am a “follower of Jesus”.  As I reflected on my insistence on elaborating what kind of Christian I am, I realised that it does stem from experiences and interaction with people both within and without my family circle who identify themselves as  Christian but are far from reflecting any Christ like behaviour in their everyday life. And I found that when I gave my life to Jesus and … Continue reading Christian – Social identity or Spiritual reality?

‘If’ and ‘Any’

Philippians 2:1 “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion” That verse although an incomplete sentence is exactly where I to focus on today. But as we delve deep into that one verse it is important to read further and get some context of what Paul was talking about. In verses 2-5 Paul goes on to say that if we have any of those things, then we should be like minded, having the same love, be one in spirit and purpose. … Continue reading ‘If’ and ‘Any’

The Privilege of Prayer

F.B Myer said “The greatest tragedy of life is not in unanswered prayer but in unoffered prayer”. Scripture clearly emphasises the absolute importance of prayer offering us captivating glimpses of the importance and priority Jesus gave to prayer. Jesus said in Luke 18 to always pray and not give up. Mark 14:38 “Watch and pray so that you do not fall into temptation”. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 commands us to pray without ceasing. Romans 12:12 tells us we have to be faithful in prayer. Prayer allows us to pour our hearts out to God, to meditate and wait upon Him and … Continue reading The Privilege of Prayer