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  • Psalm 22 "The Sign Of The Cross"

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Dec 17, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 10,808 views

    The true message of Christmas is that of the power of love a force from above that’s cleans your soul, that’s saves and restores that opens the eyes of the blind, that gives the deaf hearing and free’s the captives from the darkest of dungeons, psalm 22 p

    Death even Death on a Cross: I have often wondered why we do not have Christmas cards showing a cross? Yes Advent is about the birth of our Saviour but really its all about the cross about a God who loved the world so much that as we read in John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his ...read more

  • On The Road To Emmaus

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Sep 12, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,107 views

    Are your hearts on fire for Jesus, do you know he walks with you on the road of your life, he does so lets find him anew.

    Two travellers: This is a great short story in the gospels and shows the value of the gospels, each picking up part of the multi faceted story and illuminating that part In Mark 16 this story is reduced to: 12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were ...read more

  • Prophecy: Were Are The Holy Spirit Fire Starters?

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 26, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,245 views

    I beleive we need the gift of prohecy above all others in these times, for worshiping in spirit and trurth, for building the church up, fro bringing the holy fire to burn away the dross and to unleash rivers of living waters to our dying nations too peopl

    So what is a prophet? To many people the term prophets conjures up a vision of an weathered haggard person with a more than slightly, no very wild look in their eyes. Someone who is weird sitting at the back of the church with a crazy look? Even perhaps an old lady sitting in a with a crystal ...read more

  • The Suffering And Glory Of The Servant

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 8,659 views

    God that is Father, Son and Holy Spirit knew from the beginning of creation that this day would come, still the pain for Jesus Suffering and death imagine how any parent would feel seeing a child suffer in such away, image what pain for the creator of all

    See my Servant (52: 13 – 15); I’ve preached many a time on the theme that God knew the cost of creating us and still did What cost well, the suffering of Jesus Have you ever wondered did Jesus really have to die, well did he? After God is God, surely he could well just change the rules a bit ...read more

  • Save Us...we Have The Victory

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,188 views

    Still fear the credit crunch, redundancy, illness, rejection, pain all these things might come, but through the storm through it all remember God is Good, God will not forsake you and leave you and Jesus has paid the price, the Victory is yours, its fact

    Verse 1 - 4; This is a celebration song of victory so let Gods word stir up a victory dance in your heart today It is done we have won the followers of Christ should be singing and celebrating, yes even in these times of gloom, especially in these times for what is it to us? Give thanks to the ...read more

  • Walk With A Limp, Hands Up Who's Perfect?

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 6,194 views

    When you encounter God do not expect to walk away the same, pray to walk with a limp as Jacob did and live in the promise and purpose God has for your life

    What is it with God? It never ceases to amaze me the type of people God uses for great purpose I would have expected the most gifted, handsome, athletic, warrior, intellectual and generally those that reflected his perfection to project that “Look at me I’m right with God” persona to make us all ...read more

  • Be Holy?

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Feb 1, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 9,263 views

    How do you feel to "Be Holy as I am holy" up to the task, impossible? Take heart and lets explore holiness and living like Jesus and find hope in loving like Jesus

    Eyes fixed on Jesus If we are honest it is difficult to live to a set of values and ideals isn’t it. Its difficult to proclaim on a Sunday morning that we want to be like Jesus yet lose it in the office on a Monday or with the family on the way back from Church. Is it just me or do you have ...read more

  • The Fullness Of Christ

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Aug 19, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,828 views

    As a Christian is your heart for people, walk with Jesus and see how he reached out with a heart for people and lets learn to be more like our Lord everyday.

    A prayer for all believers in Christ Before we explore John 5: 1-11 can you walk with me for a while and consider our hearts? I would like to start by asking what fills your inner being, what defines you? It’s a difficult one to answer, if you are like me many things can fill my inner being most ...read more

  • Kiss Of Heaven

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 11, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,672 views

    Revival is not a just country wide type outpouring, it starts with us with our hearts with turning to Jesus and asking and allowing him and him alone to be Lord over our all, then we will recive the kiss of heaven as rightness with God and faithfullness m

    Life: Some times life can just be a grind a dullness Boredom or even something beyond that a sort of slow death while still breathing as we lose sensitivities to others, to ourselves and just start losing the point of it all, want to be alone apart separate. To me this is deeply depressing and ...read more

  • Open The Wells

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,376 views

    Our hearts can be wells of salvation, open by faith in Jesus Christ and allowing the waters of life to flow into the lives or all those we meet and know as we walk our lives on this earth, no better reason for being than that.

    Wells We don’t tend to think much of wells these days do we We just turn a tap and there’s the water, who needs a well? Holes in the ground with a puddle of muddy water at the bottom, taking effort to draw the water up and potentially having a serious health risk if not looked after properly. But ...read more

  • Faith, Seeds And Life

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Mar 1, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,991 views

    God plants the seed of faith in our hearts, if we turn to Jesus it germinates and starts to grow. We need to surrender to mature to reach the fullness of what God wants us to be, to reach the lost, to change our communities to save nation, are your ready

    Matthew 17:20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ’Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.“ Faith – what is it? According to the Bible, "faith is ...read more

  • Imitators Of God?

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Dec 5, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,918 views

    When we give our lives to Jesus Christ we are given the permission to imitate God, how by loving one another as God loves all so should we if we are to be like Jesus and advance his kingdom

    Imitation They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, well I suppose if someone would rather be you than themselves that sort of makes you better, then that most likely would puff up the ego, till it dawned on you that most likely they need help desperately in my case. Who would ...read more

  • Never Give In, Never Surrender

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Nov 5, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,158 views

    Never give in, was a speach by winston Churchill, never surrender is a command from the Holy spirit, though we are at war we never give in we never surrender for the sake of our love ones for the sake of our Lord, stand firm God himself stands with you.

    Winston Churchill "Never Surrender“ "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall ...read more

  • Desperate For God?

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Sep 12, 2007
    based on 21 ratings
     | 23,092 views

    As a deer pants for water so my soul pants for God, are you desperate for God, do the mockers surrond do you fear the storm. Jesus is near ask and he will reach you, of this I’m sure Love will come down and rescue you, hold on help is here.

    Psalm 42 overwhelmed with sorrow: Verses 1 - 2: As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? What do you picture? A nice deer skipping up to a clear bubbling flowing spring and gently ...read more

  • To Bodly Go

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Jun 24, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 983 views

    To bodly go in Jesus name is our commission, we first must pray, know God is soverign and ask for his mighty hand to clear the path for us. Then nothing can stop us.

    Are we there yet? Have you ever longed for something only for it to turn out to not really meeting your expectations? Have you ever wanted or recently perhaps got excited about something or maybe someone only for the reality to turn the expectations and excitement cold, disappointment again? ...read more