Contributed on Oct 5, 2001
God brings change to our world slowly, one person at a time, but with dynamic results.
I guess the parable of the sower is a familiar one to most of us. It’s one of those stories that have been told and retold countless times. So the danger is that when we hear it again we can think we already understand everything that there is to learn from it. Yet God’s word is living and active, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2001
How we respond to God’s Word in this life determines our life in the next.
The scene is a familiar one. The mansion with the ornate ironwork front gate. Marble steps and carved mahogany doors. Overlooking a well cared for street. A street marred only be the presence of a filthy beggar, sprawled beside the entrance to this palatial mansion. A beggar who hardly moves, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2001
Make friends for yourself so that they may welcome you into the eternal home.
If you’re a fan of those old Hollywood movies of the 40s & 50s then you may think that love makes the world go ’round. On the other hand if you’ve kept your ears to the ground over the past few weeks of electioneering, you will have realised that the song writers of the 40s & 50s miscalculated a ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2001
God cares how we live.
trust you all know the old adage that if you’re buying a car make sure it’s not a Monday car. In fact, they say the best cars to buy are Wednesday cars. Monday cars are the worst because of that endemic malady, ’Mondayitis’. It seems that most people have a problem moving from the relaxation of ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2001
People refuse to accept God’s authority. We don’t want to be tenants in God’s Vineyard. We want to be the owners.
"Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!" You’ve no doubt heard that little rhyme, and you’ve probably even used it at times. When I was growing up it was the standard playground retort to an insult. But of course we all know that those words were simply a bluff. They had ...read more