According to a 2013 Bible reading research, run by the Bible Society, only 29% of Christians in New Zealand read the Bible at least weekly. The Bible is God's written Word to us, teaching us about the character and will of Christ, the Living Word. Therefore we need to discipline ourselves to set aside a part of our day to read the Bible and meditate on the Word. Because many of us do not have a … [Read more...] about We want the power of God but we’re not soaking in the Word
"He's simply the Best! Better than all the rest! Better than anyone....anyone you've ever met! He's the Best!" \As I was preparing my sermon this week I couldn't get this Tina Turner song out of my head, and it's not because I've become a karaoke fan!! The songwriter may have been talking about a man, but it reminded me of "The Man," our Lord Jesus Christ, who is both divine and human. If you … [Read more...] about He’s simply the Best!
When Laida Woo passed away this week it got me thinking about the importance of intentional relationships. Isaac intentionally brought his mum to NZ from the Philippines so that she could spend quality time with the family. Having honoured his mum in this way will definitely bring the family comfort at this sad time. The good memories will sustain them. When I think about some of the broken … [Read more...] about Intentional Relationship
Jesus said, "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also," (Mt 6:21). If you have shares in companies it stands to reason that you are going to follow what those companies are doing so you can sell your shares when things start to look bleak. If you are supporting a missionary in South Korea you will be following the news on what is happening right now between North Korea and the US, and … [Read more...] about Is your treasure on earth or in Heaven?
Jesus said, before He was crucified: "I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me will never ever die." John 11:25-26 (NLT) Jesus does not just give resurrection and life, He is resurrection and life. Because He is God the Son, final death is impossible for Him. He is life! … [Read more...] about Resurrection Sunday
About 550 years before Christ died the OT prophet Zechariah prophesied Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem the week before He was crucified. "See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey," Zechariah 9:9 Our King did not pridefully enter Jerusalem on a war-horse, as expected of a victorious … [Read more...] about Palm Sunday