165. The power of excellence

Greater, more, deeper – we walk on through Philippians. We talked about the character of the One who makes the promise,  the purpose of our decision to know God in the fullness of the resurrection of Jesus so that we could rise from the dead even in this life, and now we can talk about the power that…

140. Deeply and fully covered in love.

[John 21] You had to know the fishermen of Galilee to write this account.  Nighttime was the best for fishing.  The catch described here is something that often happened on the lake.  The man with the net relied on the call or bell of someone who sat at a higher place to see where the…

97. Look up and live.

We do not want to hear about judgment. We know about Jesus don’t we? He came to bear our sin, demonstrate the love of God and take the punishment and judgment of our sin upon Him on the cross and now all is good. Yet, we see so much sin, hell and disaster around us…

60. Could this be love?

Our world defines love very specifically, even arrogantly as if anybody knows what it really means. The world around us would like to be the all and everything of perfect love. It might be in a moment’s sexual pleasure – of course, that is why they say they “make love”. It might be in small…

46. Your name is written.

Man exists in community. Other people know your name. Your name brings either vague memories of a fleeting meeting, or clear impressions of laughter, love and friendship. In other relationships you meet people to broaden your education at school and college, or to learn from in church or mentoring, formally or informally, however you choose….

12. Let there be light!

Only One has ever said: I am the Light of the world. Out of timeless darkness and disorder came the voice of Almighty God – Elohim. A world emerged – bold and big and beautiful to the applause and admiration of heaven’s hosts. As the foundations of the earth arose to its mighty measurements angels…