Let’s be worth our salt:
You may have heard people say that someone is “worth their salt.” This idiom means that the person is valued and respected. Jesus also referred to His disciples as “salt,” saying:
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? […] Read More
Unity in the Body of Christ; Eph 4:2-6:
Man, there’s so much in our Auckland news at present to do with disunity amongst the church universal. I’ve been sent petitions to sign by a prominent Auckland pastor, in support of stopping Brian Tamaki from being prosecuted. Many churches believe he should be, and many believe he […] Read More
Breathe: If you’re feeling a little stressed, a little over-it, or slightly grumpy …..breathe! Be kind to yourself, and don’t judge yourself. When in your lifetime have you had to isolate in a “bubble” for 7 weeks?
Apparently “quarantine” is seven centuries old in response to infectious diseases. The Plague went on from from 1347 to […] Read More
The importance of meeting together as church: The writer of Hebrews says this:
“Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now as the day of His return is drawing near,”
The writer of Hebrews was writing to new Christians who had converted from Judaism, and because of persecution […] Read More
Let’s focus our mind on all that is good and wholesome:
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8.
What we allow to occupy our mind with, will sooner or later transfer to […] Read More
Be Kind: Now before you roll your eyes at me for taking off Jacinda, did you know that “kindness” is a fruit of the Holy Spirit in you? Galatians 5:22-23 says:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is …….kindness …….. Against such things there is no law.”
During this Lockdown it’s important to “be kind” to ourselves. […] Read More
Stand in the Armour of God: “Therefore, put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness […] Read More
Paul’s tenacity while in Lockdown: Out of all the Bible characters, I feel like I identify most with Paul, because he has a bit of “mongrel” in him. Like a dog with a bone, he holds onto the truth of the gospel, and nothing and nobody is going to take away the Truth that he now […] Read More
God will hold us together
This morning, on the first day of Lockdown 4, I woke with this Christian song in my head and hope it will encourage you too …..
Hold us Together, by H.E.R. and Tauren Wells
Verse 1: I will trust in You
I know that You are with me, forever
I’ll confide in You, cos You’re […] Read More
The Mordecai Movement: Today is the 3rd and final Sunday of Prayer and Self Denial where we focus on “the Mordecai Movement.” Mordecai is a very special supporting person in the Old Testament Book of Esther. Esther 2:7 states that Mordecai was a cousin of Esther, who brought Esther up as his own daughter, […] Read More