TIMING IS THE FATHER’S BUSINESS “When they were together for the last time, they asked, ‘Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?’ “He told them, ‘You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit.  And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, …Continue reading →

Learning To Be A Son – Chapter Eleven – The Father’s Business

LEARNING TO BE A SON CHAPTER ELEVEN THE FATHER’S BUSINESS At the age of twelve, Jesus already knew that He was about the Father. His sojourn in the temple after His parents had set off home, had left the religious sages amazed at His understanding and His questions. From the beginning of time, God was writing His story, and regardless …Continue reading →

Once More

ONCE MORE See to it that you do not refuse Him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven? At that time His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, ‘Once more I will …Continue reading →

The Gospel Of God’s Grace

THE GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE “In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world – just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphrus, our dear fellow servant who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and …Continue reading →

Prayer: Lesson 6 – The Outcome Of Prayer – God’s Kingdom

LESSON 6 THE OUTCOME OF PRAYER – GOD’S KINGDOM  INTRODUCTION Prayer is primarily about bringing about God’s rule on earth so that His glory can be put on display. God has personally involved us in this enterprise because He gave man the earth to manage for Him as His vice-regents. The kingdom of God is His family business. God relates …Continue reading →

Prayer – Lesson 4: The Pattern For Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer Part 1

LESSON FOUR THE PATTERN FOR PRAYER – THE LORD’S PRAYER PART ONE  INTRODUCTION Jesus taught His disciples this pattern prayer not to be recited, but rather that the principles in it would be a guide for all prayer interaction with the Father. It forms part of the glimpse He gives us of life in the kingdom of God – Matthew …Continue reading →

Who Gets The Washcloth?

WHO GETS THE WASHCLOTH? “He quoted a proverb: ‘Can a blind man guide a blind man?’ Wouldn’t they both end up in a ditch? An apprentice doesn’t lecture the master. The point is to be careful who you follow as your teacher. “It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbour’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on …Continue reading →

Like a Child

Dear Family Quite often in the Scriptures, we find patterns of thought which are so contrary to the way we see things. We read stuff and wonder what on earth God was thinking to say what He does. For example, read this crazy stuff from Luke 6:34 & 35: “And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, …Continue reading →

Enough for Everyone

ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE “Again He asked, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.’” Luke 13:20, 21 (NIV). When two or more parables appear together, called a ‘chain’, to interpret them correctly one must look for …Continue reading →

When You Pray, Say…

WHEN YOU PRAY, SAY… “Then He said to them, “When you pray, say, ‘Father, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’” Luke 11:2-4 I wonder how well the disciples understood what Jesus was teaching …Continue reading →