Righteousness

Where are you?

I realised recently that the first question God asked man was “where are you?” [Genesis 3:9-10] This was a question of self-awareness, not geography. God knew exactly where Adam was. Although Adam was made in the image and likeness of God, he had done something, and become someone antithetical to who he was created to …

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What does Easter mean for you?

At Easter, we commemorate an event which has only happened once in the history of the world. 2000 years ago, Jesus of Nazareth was gruesomely tortured and killed. However, 3 days later, He rose from the dead. Jesus, after His resurrection, appeared to more than 500 people over 40 days. In some cases, He even …

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A Good Friday Reflection

I have heard people argue “…I am a good person; I don’t need God”. This is the same as saying, “I am righteous enough on my own”. I suspect this is because we are comparing ourselves with the people around us. The thieves, rapists, murderers and so on. I can understand why someone who has …

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What are you like to be around?

“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. [Matthew 4:18-20 NIV].  As Jesus …

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Is everyone welcome in your church?

I am certain for most of us, our first thought would be, “yes, of course, everyone is welcome in my church!”. Well, let’s imagine a prostitute walked into your church wearing her street clothes. She walks up to where you are sitting and sits next to you. She smells like she’s been partying all night …

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And the Bible got left on the shelf…

There is no other nation which gained independence in the way Israel did. The story of their independence is littered with visible, undeniable miracles from Genesis when God promised to make Abraham the father of a nation to Joshua when that nation settled in the land God promised Abraham and beyond. They did not have …

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