The scene is a Truth and Reconciliation courtroom in South Africa.   A frail black woman rises slowly to her feet. She is something over 70 years of age. Facing across the room are several white security police officers, one of whom, Mr van der Broek, has just been tried and found implicated in the murders of both the woman’s son …Continue reading →


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 →


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 →

The Power Of The Cross – The Forgiveness Of Sins

THE POWER OF THE CROSS THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS . . . In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Col. 1: 14) This topic should have been at the beginning of our series, but I have left it to last because it sums up everything we experience through the power of the cross. Do you know what it …Continue reading →

The Power Of The Cross – Redemption Through His Blood

THE POWER OF THE CROSS – REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. (Eph. 1: 7) I think this is the best place to start, don’t you? Everything that God has done for us flows from His grace …Continue reading →

Wild Prophet!

WILD PROPHET! And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptised by him in the Jordan River. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his …Continue reading →

No Blood, No Forgiveness

NO BLOOD, NO FORGIVENESS When Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people. He said, ‘This is the blood of the covenant, which God commanded you to keep.’ In the same way he …Continue reading →

Why Did He Come?

Ebenezer Family Church Sunday 15th December, 2013             WHY DID HE COME? INTRODUCTION Everyone knows that Nelson Mandela passed away last Thursday night. I heard the news early on Friday morning from a friend in California who heard it on the news from President Obama! Since then there have been snippets of his life and achievements on every TV channel …Continue reading →

Smooth Sailing

SMOOTH SAILING “In the meantime, the rest of us had gone on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos where we planned to pick up Paul. Paul wanted to walk there and so had made these arrangements earlier. Things went according to plan. We met him at Assos, took him on board, and sailed to Mitylene. The next day …Continue reading →

What’s In It For Me?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? “‘David, of course, having completed the work God set out for him, has been in the grave, dust and ashes, for a long time now. But the One God raised up — no dust and ashes for Him! I want you to know, my very dear friends, that it is on account of this resurrected …Continue reading →