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  • What Does It Mean To Be Religious?

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 14, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Religion as mankind's search for meaning in life and its ultimate expression in God's revelation of Himself in Jesus

    ‘WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE RELIGIOUS?’ The best way to learn is to ask questions. The dictionary tells us that it’s having reverence or belief in some being known as ‘God’. To go further, we have to ask more questions. And that’s what I want to do this ...read more

  • All Saints Day Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    The reason for ’All Saints Day’ and two examples of ’saints’.

    ALL SAINTS DAY Many years ago the bishops in England thought that there were so many good people to remember, that one day should be set apart commemorate all who had lived Godly lives, and so November 1st was designated as "All Saints Day". When we think of ‘saints’ there comes to mind a ...read more

  • The Sat. Nav. For Life Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    The Sat.Nav. is an amazing piece of technological kit for drivers but we need something more in the journey of life - the Bible, prayer and guidance by othe Christians.

    The picture shows an amazing piece of technological kit. What do think it is? Yes, it’s a Sat. Nav. – a Satellite Navigational screen. It’s used by drivers to find their way to a destination. It’s a computer, linked electronically to a satellite, receiving a signal telling it exactly where it ...read more

  • Red-Letter Days In God's Calendar Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 22, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    The Bible records a Calendar of Events in the story of redemption by Jesus as Red-Letter Days: His Birth, Cross, Ascension, the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and the Second Coming.

    RED-LETTER DAYS IN GOD’S CALENDAR Here’s my calendar for July. (………) I mark up the days which have a special meaning for me or an event to watch out for. Last month I did have a calendar event – it was my birthday! That was a ‘red-letter day’, something which marks an important day. I won’t tell ...read more

  • Father's Day - Responsibilities And Blessing

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 16, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Father’s Day reminds us of parental responsibilities and blessing, as we show our love and acceptance to children in: Our Words, Giving our Time, Sharing Caring Love, and Modelling ourselves on Jesus and our Heavenly Father.

  • God's Calendar

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 4, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    God has a timetable of redemption for His creation - God’s Calendar - covering the Birth of Jesus, His Cross, Resurrection, Ascension, the Day of Pentecost and the Second Coming of Jesus.

  • Christ, Our Passover

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on May 6, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    The Passover is a red-letter day in Jewish history but for the Christian a wonderful type of Christ, the Passover Lamb - a Perfect Offering, a Scrificial Death, an Individual Protection and must be Applied Personally.

    CHRIST, OUR PASSOVER Some dates or events stick in the mind because of the historical association it has, to us or our community: like the day when the Second World War was declared. They are special because of their uniqueness and importance, whether good or otherwise. Festivals are celebrated ...read more

  • The Wise And Foolish Virgins Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Apr 23, 2009
    based on 13 ratings

    The parable illustrates the Second Coming of Jesus as being Certain, Joyful Delayed and Decisive with the Foolish virgins excluded from the Banquet with no oil of the Spirit but the Wise receiving eternal bliss in Christ.

    THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins is one of the best known of the parables of Jesus. It’s one of series of stories that our Lord told as He neared the end of His ministry in connection with His Second Advent, the end of the Day of Grace, each of them a ...read more

  • Dead And Alive! Volcanic Rock And Coal! Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Feb 3, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The difference between volcanic rock and coal is a parable of the unbeliever and the saved by grace.

  • Amazing Grace, The Story Of John Newton

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    When the spiritual life of the Christian Church is at a low ebb God raises up chosen servants to a revival of the Christian faith.

  • The Nativity Off Script! Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 1, 2009

    A poem, ’The Ode to the Innkeeper’ tells of being too busy to recognise Jesus and so leaving him out of our life and a nativity story which points us to receiving Him.

  • Xmas Or Christmas? Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    The abbreviation ’Xmas’ annoys some Christians but it has a message worth hearing.

    Xmas or CHRISTmas ? I used to get annoyed when I saw the word ‘Xmas’ as an abbreviation for ‘Christmas’ as it seemed to take something of the wonder out of the story of Jesus coming to our world as a baby in order to become the Saviour of the World. It was all part of the commercialising this ...read more

  • Christmas Gifts Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 30, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Fable of a couple who wanted to be like God and received more than they bargained for!

    CHRISTMAS GIFTS Did you have some good presents this Christmas? Perhaps you wish you had more? Sometimes it’s easy to be greedy and not be satisfied with what we’ve got. There’s a fable of a couple living in poor circumstances who were given the opportunity to make four wishes, guaranteed to ...read more

  • A Fountain Opened For Cleansing Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 25, 2008
    based on 16 ratings

    Zechariah’s message points to the ’Day of the Lord’ when the climax of God’s plan of salvation comes in the Cross of Christ, tracing The Fountain Anticipated, The Fountain Experienced and The fountain Applied.

  • Zephaniah's Message Of 'the Day Of The Lord' Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Sep 17, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Zephaniah tells how ’The Day of the Lord’ affects the nations either for punishment of the non-repentant and blessing for believers in the ’Now’ and ’Not Yet’.

    ZEPHANIAH’S MESSAGE OF ‘THE DAY OF THE LORD’ The Old Testament prophets were commissioned by Jehovah, the God of Israel, to ‘hear the Word of the Lord’ and then to speak it out to the people, whether or not they were willing to receive it. Often they were unwilling hearers. In many cases the ...read more