You carry the authority of Jesus

Have you ever wished you could share your faith more easily? Do you ever long to see a proper, indisputable healing? Me too. I’m working on it all the time! Jesus sent out his 12 disciples in Luke 9 with 2 tasks: Preach the Kingdom Heal the sick Well, as I just read that, I…

Jesus, the Devil and Pigs

Do you realise just how powerful Jesus is? Maybe in my day-to-day ordinary world I sometimes forget. The stories in Luke 8 are a great reminder. Not only does Jesus demonstrate his power over nature (calming the storm) but he then shows even greater power – complete control of the spirit world. Those poor disciples…

The Storm: Who is this man?

The saviour led me into a boat with words I soon forgot: Let’s go to the other side of the lake And then the saviour slept. The saviour slept as a swirling storm descended. I want you to see the contrast. I was sailing, striving and the saviour was sleeping, silent. Have you ever been there?…

Hearing and Persevering

The Christian life is all about hearing and persevering. In the Parable of the Sower (Luke 8) the good soil that produced the harvest represented those who heard, retained and persevered in God’s word. In the following Parable of the Lamp Jesus reminds us that what we listen to we illuminate. “Be careful how you listen.”…

Reaping a Harvest: 2 lessons from Jesus

Yesterday I read about the need for good seed, i.e. the Word of God as an antidote to worry, and the temptations of riches and pleasures (Luke 8 – Parable of the Sower). Jesus extends this thought in the next parable – the Parable of the Lamp. These are not two isolated stories. In the same…

3 Ways to Stay in the Word

There are lots of reasons we are unproductive in our faith journey. Jesus shows us three ways to stay in the word and produce a harvest.

Psalm 91, personalised

I live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all. God is my refuge. He is a fortress around me. I am trusting in him. He will save me from every trap and from any disease. He covers me with his wings and there I find safety. His faithfulness…

Why you need hope and where to get it

Hope is a psychological need. You need it, I need it, everybody needs hope in order to stay sane. When someone has no hope at all, they are faced with a few options. They either try to escape the reality of their situation, or they look for somewhere to place their hope. For the first…