“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:3a) Acts 16:16-38, is a dramatic and power filled passage of scripture. We get to see the Power of God, the Freedom through His grace, the Power of Praise, the Purpose of some Events God using man for His plans despite one’s failings and the Obedience of the men of God. Paul and Silas were in Philippi and it is here that they encounter a slave girl who was demon possessed. The story reveals that she followed them and kept shouting that these men were servants of the most … Continue reading Set Free
The book of Philippians is a letter written by Paul to the church of Philippi .When he was imprisoned (Philippians 1:13-14) – a sort of house arrest in Rome (Acts 28:14-31), the church of Philippi sends Epaphroditus bearing some gifts to Paul and he sends this letter back with Epaphroditus to be read to all at the church of Philippi. As I read Philippians 1:1-11, I am always struck by Paul’s attitude while he was not allowed freedom of movement outside his present home. Does this feel familiar to us at this time. We all might be at different levels … Continue reading What defines your Identity and Service?
It is easy to praise God when we are winning at life, but what does it look like when things are not going our way? It is easy to see God in triumphant moments but not so much when we feel He is silent. As people of God we are called to honour Him, trust Him and praise Him in all circumstances. Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Saviour and my God. —Psalm 42:11 The psalmist here instructs himself to hope in God and expresses an inner determination to keep praising … Continue reading Praising God in Trying Times