1Jo 4v8 – Child of God

I stopped believing in God because…My church fights all the time. Christians murdered innocent victims in holy wars. Christians are hypocrites. If this is how so-called “children of God” behave, I want no part of God. Is this your story or a friend’s story? However, are these people really God’s children? “Whoever says, “I know… Continue reading 1Jo 4v8 – Child of God

Psa 36v7 – Two lives

Today, more people are atheists, choosing to believe in mankind’s solutions than in God and His promises. I often wonder whether they really know what they are rejecting. Psalm 36 compares a life filled with mankind’s ways to one filled with God. Verses 1-5 describe mankind’s ways. They have no fear of God at all.… Continue reading Psa 36v7 – Two lives

1Co 4v20 – Do you really believe?

I recently listened to a well-known podcast speaker explaining why he never wanted to claim to believe in God because believing means acting. He felt he could never act and live like belief in God requires, and only Jesus could truly claim belief. At one level, what he said is correct. Claiming to believe something… Continue reading 1Co 4v20 – Do you really believe?

Psa 95v6 – The Creators

We were recently hiking in the Cederberg, a stunning area of South Africa with incredible rock formations and many Khoi-San paintings in the caves along the paths. This is amazing evidence that these tribes once lived in this area. People came from all over the world to see these paintings. Yet it is a sad… Continue reading Psa 95v6 – The Creators

Heb 11v39-40 – Something better

“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24). And “when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” (James 1:6). The Bible message is we must… Continue reading Heb 11v39-40 – Something better

Col 3v24 – Graduation day!

The joy, the tears, the laughter, and the applause all mingle together in a weave of celebration at the graduation. I’ve attended many graduations as a lecturer, but this one is special as each student’s struggles and strengths are shared at this celebration. Their paths, all different, have not been easy, yet despite this they… Continue reading Col 3v24 – Graduation day!

2Ch 15:7 – Don’t give up

You know the feeling. You have just watched someone play the guitar, or dance across the waves on a surfboard, or speak a foreign language fluently – and you decide you want to learn to do that too. But it’s likely you also know the feeling of giving up somewhere in the process. It’s just… Continue reading 2Ch 15:7 – Don’t give up

Rom 1:20 – Absolutely Nothing

Nothing! Absolutely nothing! It’s wonderful! That’s how it feels in moments when we can sit in a quiet, secluded place immersed in nature. No one to be seen, just God’s majestic canvas painted in awesome wonder all around us. Before me, he paints the waves in hues of deep blue, dabbing their tops with frothy… Continue reading Rom 1:20 – Absolutely Nothing

Joh 3:16 – Believing in

It’s the most well known Bible verse. It’s the easiest instruction to understand. Yet, it is the least followed. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). God is not asking us to just believe… Continue reading Joh 3:16 – Believing in