1 Thessalonians series – Message 9 – 14 June 2020 – 1 Thessalonians 4v13-18

1 Thessalonians 4v13-18 are often used by opposing sides of the “secret rapture” debate among believers. However, to focus in on that one point is to miss the main point of this passage, which is to encourage the church because members have died before Christ’s coming. As Christians how should we respond when fellow believers … More 1 Thessalonians series – Message 9 – 14 June 2020 – 1 Thessalonians 4v13-18

Daily Devotional for 14 June 2020 – Hebrews 13v8

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” This verse is well-known.  It is often on verse cards, bookmarks, posters and photos.  It tells us that our Saviour is always the same.  It tells us that He is God because He does not change.  It tells us that we can always trust … More Daily Devotional for 14 June 2020 – Hebrews 13v8

Daily Devotional for 12 June 2020 – Malachi 3v6 part 3

Malachi 3:6 “I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.“ Yesterday we saw that God is the unchanging, covenant-keeping God.  Because He does not change, even though we change and we sin, He is still committed to us in covenant love.  Therefore, we are not consumed (even though … More Daily Devotional for 12 June 2020 – Malachi 3v6 part 3

Daily Devotional for 11 June 2020 – Malachi 3v6 part 2

Malachi 3:6 Yesterday we read:  “For I the Lord do not change.”  Praise His name.The rest of the verse says, “Therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.” This seems a strange thing to say.  What is the connection with “I the Lord do not change”? If you read the whole of the book … More Daily Devotional for 11 June 2020 – Malachi 3v6 part 2

Daily Devotional for 10 June 2020 – Malachi 3v6

Malachi 3:6 Over the last few weeks, we have looked at many things that the Bible tells us about the Lord.  He is the everlasting God, He is Almighty, He is our fortress, our Saviour.  He is good, faithful, full of steadfast love and compassion. Today’s verse tells us something so important:  “I the Lord … More Daily Devotional for 10 June 2020 – Malachi 3v6

Lansdowne Bible Study and Prayer – 9 June 2020 – Psalm 84v3-12

This study continues from the study on 26 May, which was on the first two verses of Psalm 84. The study covers the rest of the psalm and looks at the three “blesseds” around which the psalm is structured. Some more thoughts on Psalm 84 Last time we saw the psalmist’s longing for God’s presence … More Lansdowne Bible Study and Prayer – 9 June 2020 – Psalm 84v3-12

Daily Devotional for 8 June 2020 – Psalm 40v17

Psalm 40:17 “Be strong.”  People say that to encourage us to keep going when things are difficult.  We can say to ourselves things like, “I have to be strong for my family.” But, we cannot be truly strong outside of the Lord.  That is why the Bible doesn’t say “Be strong.”  It says, “Be strong in the Lord and … More Daily Devotional for 8 June 2020 – Psalm 40v17

1 Thessalonians series – Message 8 – 7 June 2020 – 1 Thessalonians 4v9-12

The eighth message in the 1 Thessalonians series is called “Honouring Him in ordinary life.” We do not live in isolation, but in society. We have colleagues, neighbours, family, as well as our brothers and sisters in Christ. Most of the time we are simply engaged in ordinary things. Yet we honour Him in the … More 1 Thessalonians series – Message 8 – 7 June 2020 – 1 Thessalonians 4v9-12