Your heavenly Father has a wonderful purpose for your life, filled with blessings. Are you ready to receive? King David and King Jesus display characteristics vital for being ready.
Whatever we face as we enter this new year, we can know God’s peace and the blessing of His presence, which dispels our worries and fears.
God promises to meet our needs, (not our wants). What would you put on your ‘Christmas list’ to Jesus? And what gift would you like to give to Him?
Who was the baby in the manger? What difference does it make, anyway?
Jesus is the light of mankind. As we look back on 2016 and also to the future, we do so as people alight with the life of Christ in us.
Advent reminds us that when Christ returns he’s going to sort everything out – including us! Best to be prepared.
In an ever changing world in which the ground beneath our feet seems to be ever shifting, Christ our King offers us hope and life rooted in his unshakeable kingdom.
Jeremiah 23:1-6 // Luke 23:33-43
In the midst of the dark and difficult times of life, God is at work. He longs to surround us with His protection and bless us. Jesus is ‘our glorious Boaz’. On the cross, He prayed ‘Father, forgive them’, then He died for our sins. We come to Him with our tendency to blame others and wage war in order to receive forgiveness and hope. Like Ruth’s request to Boaz, our prayer is, ‘May I continue find favour in your eyes, my lord’.
We are made in the image of God and with the capacity to bear His presence. The reality of Gods presence changes how we see ourselves, how we see others and becomes evident in our lives through love.
1 John 4:7-21
In Jesus is life and that life is the light of all mankind. Living a life fully illuminated with the love of God, involves continually turning our ‘eyes’ upon Jesus. Meditating on Scripture helps us become more receptive to the teaching of the Holy Spirit and leads to a life full of love, joy and peace.
Instead of putting up with those things in life that get us down and cause us worry and stress, we can experience freedom, joy and peace as we invite God to be present with us in the midst of the issues and moments of life we face each day.
Paul and Tania Baker give us an update about the work they are doing with CMS Ireland in Kiwoko hospital in Uganda.