Christian Life


THE BLOOD THAT SPEAKS

Does blood speak? Apparently, it does. When God questioned Cain about his brother’s whereabouts, Cain rudely replied, “I don’t know…Am I my brother’s guardian?” But the Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” (Gen. 4:10) Did Cain really think that God did not know what he had done? What about …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – DIRTY PAWS

Molly is a very clean little dog – except for her paws! I bath her every second week, an event which, strangely enough, she doesn’t mind. Fortunately, she doesn’t smell like a dog and she doesn’t have the habit of rolling in smelly stuff, so a fortnightly bath is sufficient to keep her sweet and clean. However, we live in …Continue reading →

THE PERFECT FATHER

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him (Psa. 103:13) I wonder how true this metaphor is in today’s world. Not only do we live in a fatherless world where many men beget children but take no responsibility for them, but where many children suffer at the hands of fatherless …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness – O how much Molly needs my forgiveness! Take yesterday, for example. During our walk up the sidewalk on the main road, I noticed that she was walking unusually slowly. I checked her harness and found that her right front leg had slipped out of its place. I loosened the harness to correct it and like a flash of …Continue reading →

THEY OVERCAME BY THE BLOOD

Our theme for this week is an opportunity to clarify some misunderstandings that might have crept into our belief system by unthinkingly copying what other people say or teach. It is a good idea rather to follow the example of the Bereans in Acts 17:11 who were more open-minded than the Thessalonians and who searched the Scriptures day after day …Continue reading →

PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD

All sorts of ideas flood my mind when I think of the word “peace”. In a world full chaos, people everywhere long for peace. Why is there so much strife in the world? The Bible gives us the only answer that makes sense. People are at war with one another because they do not know God. From the moment that …Continue reading →

BROUGHT NEAR BY THE BLOOD

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ (Eph. 2:13). “Far away…” What does that mean? How far is far away? When we stand outside and look at the Amatola Mountains, they seem far away.  This is not the kind of “far away” to which Paul is referring. …Continue reading →

REDEMPTION THROUGH THE BLOOD

Aren’t you glad the “silly season” has come and gone? I noticed something different this year. The words of some of the most well-known and well-loved carols were changed to promote products. I also noticed that there were far fewer shops blaring out Christmas carols this year than last year. Is the world finally recognising that Christmas is not about …Continue reading →

ACCESS THROUGH THE BLOOD

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like, under the Old Covenant, to have had no access to God except through the high priest and not without a sacrifice? No intimate heart fellowship with the Father! No reassurance of the Father’s love! No access to the throne of grace! But…and I was taught never to begin a sentence …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – SUBMISSION

Going “walkies” is the highlight of Molly’s day. We go out in all weathers. So far, we have walked in sunshine, in rain, in howling gales… but not in thunderstorms. I would rather risk Molly’s wrath than the fury from the skies. Thankfully, Molly is terrified of thunder! However, the weather isn’t the problem – Molly is. Although she submits …Continue reading →