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WHERE IS JESUS WHEN I NEED HIM?

Mark 5:36 Jesus told the synagogue ruler: “Don’t be afraid just believe.” The story in Mark 5:2-4 is full of interesting and mysterious things. Jesus is approached by a troubled and anxious father to heal his eleven year-old daughter. This man “Jairus” was neither an enemy nor a critic of our Lord. He was simply […]

FEAR OF THE LORD

Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools’ despise wisdom and discipline”. Many would agree that our world needs men and women of integrity and moral vigour as leaders. Some have called for a moral revolution and I suppose it is not far off the mark to say that […]

ACKNOWLEDGE CHRIST

Proverbs 3:5 & 6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.” We always have to choose between two different ways of looking at life – our way and God’s way. Our natural tendency is […]

DO IT NOW

  Proverbs 3:27-28 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbour, “Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow” – when you now have it with you. Here is a word in season for all of us. There is within our […]

THE MOST PRECIOUS THING

Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” In Mark’s Gospel we are introduced to the on-going conflict between Jesus and the devil. Jesus is always victorious over Satan because He has all authority in Heaven and Earth. We must remember that on the Cross the devil was […]

REJECTION

Mark 5:15 “When they came to Jesus they saw the man who had been possessed by demons sitting there, dressed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.” Our generation of people is used to seeing pictures of the weird and the wonderful. Movies and special effects have left us largely expecting the spectacular […]

RESPONSES

Mark 4:20 “Others like seed some on good soil hear the word, accept it and produce A crop – thirty, sixty or even hundred times what was sown.” In some communities across the world, the preaching of the Word of God is met with a warm welcome and a good response. In other communities the […]

YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN

Mark 2:5 “Son, your sins are forgiven” There can be no greater need in the human heart and conscience than to hear that our sins are forgiven. So many of us live with shattered lives and broken dreams, because of past mistakes, errors in judgement, hasty words, bad actions and perverse deeds. Regrets and fears […]

Thought for the day

The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  It is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” a voice of one calling in the desert,’Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.” And so John came, baptising […]