The Fear of the Lord (part 2)

THE FEAR OF THE LORD                          God is teaching me that there is another majestic side to the fear of the Lord. How tragic it is when we cannot see the very thing we need so desperately (the fear of the Lord; reverence or deep respect for God). We know the fear of the Lord is… Continue reading The Fear of the Lord (part 2)

The Fear of the Lord (Part 1)

THE FEAR OF THE LORD                          God is teaching me that the journey of faith is one of intimacy with God and a fear of the Lord. How can this be because they appear to be at opposite ends of the spectrum? In my journey of faith, I grew up in a church that taught what… Continue reading The Fear of the Lord (Part 1)

Studying the Bible (part 4): A model continued

STEP 3 CONTINUED (see part 2 here for the steps) Find Christian scholars and authors that you can trust and who use scriptural analysis (they list the scriptural evidence to support their claims) when they discuss any issue (not just human opinion). The Christian scholars I rely on are: Mike Bickle                                   IHOPKC.orgDerek Prince                                 derekprince.com.auJohn… Continue reading Studying the Bible (part 4): A model continued

Studying the Bible (part 3): A model continued

“This book is the most valuable thing that this world affords. Here is Wisdom; this is royal Law.; these are the lively Oracles of God. God’s sacred Word…. that inestimable treasure that excels the riches of the earth”                      -  Preface: English Standard version of the Bible Exhortations to study the Bible: Meditate daily                                            Psalm 1Study earnestly                                          2… Continue reading Studying the Bible (part 3): A model continued

Studying the Bible (part 1): Why Study the Bible?

Less than 2% of the Australian population read the Bible regularly. This statistic has been reported by two independent surveys (see previous post; September 7, 2019). Note, this stat is about reading the Bible not studying the Bible. This is surprising given the scriptures are clear about the importence of studying God’s Word. Psalm 1… Continue reading Studying the Bible (part 1): Why Study the Bible?

Spiritual preparation for crisis

We are in the midst of growing crises. Yes, plural because we have been distracted by the covid-19 crisis. We need to consider the economic pressure that has arisen from this infectious illness and other consequences (e.g. mental illness from isolation and grief from loss of loved-ones). Also consider the growing attacks on freedom of… Continue reading Spiritual preparation for crisis

Christianity – a journey into intimacy with God

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength - Mark 12:30. How on earth does anyone love this way? Yet Jesus said this was the most important thing for us in this life.  Why is there so little teaching… Continue reading Christianity – a journey into intimacy with God

The second coming of Christ (part 10): Israel 2

I love what Jesus loves! I believe Jesus loves Israel. He always has and always will. God has not given up on Israel and all His promises to Israel still stand (Romans 11). However, there is another reason I love Israel. I believe the church has a debt of gratitude towards her. God has shown… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 10): Israel 2

The second coming of Christ (part 9): Israel 1

              I love what Jesus loves! I believe Jesus loves Israel. He always has and always will. God has not given up on Israel and all His promises to Israel still stand (Hosea 2:19-20; Isaiah 49: 14-16; Romans 11). He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (see Hebrews 13:8), otherwise how can we trust… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 9): Israel 1