I recently took a trip to Johannesburg to visit my son and daughter-in-law for a few days. I arranged with a friend to “dog-sit” Molly rather than put her in the kennels. My friend happens to have a nine-month-old dachshund puppy who is great friends with my Molly. Molly has an exaggerated maternal instinct although she has not had puppies …Continue reading →

A Callous Cop-out

A CALLOUS COP-OUT I call passionate prayers for revival a callous cop-out! I guess that shakes you! Let’s start at the beginning. The ancient Hebrew concept of life was a journey. The children of Israel’s journey from Egypt through the wilderness to the Promised Land was often used in the Bible as a picture of our journey through life. It …Continue reading →

Jesus Did Not Say That He Didn’t Know When He Was Returning

JESUS DID NOT SAY THAT HE DID NOT KNOW WHEN HE WAS RETURNING Now don’t get me wrong. I didn’t say that Jesus didn’t say it, full stop. I said that He didn’t say it in the sense that we understand it. Again we must look at the context to understand His meaning. One of the images God used to …Continue reading →

A Big Man In A Little Book

A BIG MAN IN A LITTLE BOOK “Because of this the rumour spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; He only said, ‘If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?’ “This is the disciple who testifies to these things and …Continue reading →

Nothing New

NOTHING NEW “The crowd asked him, ‘Then what are we supposed to do?’ “‘If you have two coats, give one away.’ he said.’Do the same with your food,’ Tax men also came to be baptised and said, ‘Teacher, what should we do?’ “He told them, ‘No more extortion — collect only what is required by law.’ “Soldiers asked him, ‘And …Continue reading →

Israel’s “Billy Graham”!

ISRAEL’S “BILLY GRAHAM” “When crowds of people came out for baptism because it was the popular thing to do, John exploded: ‘Brood of snakes! What do you think you’re doing slithering down here to the river? Do you think a little water on your snakeskin is going to deflect God’s judgment? It’s your life that must change, not your skin. …Continue reading →

Have You Acted the Fool?

HAVE YOU ACTED THE FOOL? “When He had their attention and because they were getting close to Jerusalem by this time and expectation was building that God’s kingdom would appear any minute, He told this story: “There was once a man descended from a royal house who needed to make a long trip back to headquarters to get authorisation for …Continue reading →