It has been a fair few centuries since He said it, but I wonder if the church He died for would recognise and affirm those He referred to as the blessed. Those 8 characteristics are as counterintuitive and countercultural now as they were when He shared them with His disciples way back then. Sometimes in […]Read More Affirming the Blessed
Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:3-5) Again connecting Proverbs with the Kingdom, in His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus […]Read More MTP02 – Treasure Above All Treasures
Earlier in this look at Matthew I had the temerity to suggest that Jesus could get angry and it would not be in our best interests to be on the receiving end when Jesus is angry. I had to read it several times to begin to consider the level of charges that Jesus makes to […]Read More Insights From Matthew – On The Flipside Of The Woes
My church background is pretty interesting and the things that I’ve learnt over my time in Stoke-on-Trent and especially at the YMCA has been eye-opening for so many reasons. I’m extremely grateful to God to be exposed to these things and experience a lot of them as well as observe them. The more I see […]Read More Living For Spiritual Highs – Walking Through Spiritual Lows
Sometimes when I watch movies, especially James Bond ones, I listen out for when the title of the movie will be mentioned.(Obviously in my opinion Roger Moore always delivered his best of all the Bonds, that raised eyebrow just convinced me from the start.)I think that sometimes it is whilst writing the narrative or some […]Read More Divided Loyalties
This is not designed to be a long blog at all. I’m here in the midst of assignment fun where I’ve got something like three assignments to get completed before Monday and that’s not straightforward at all, but by the grace of God everything is possible. In my case, it has to be really. Today […]Read More Where Do I Fit In The Larger Scheme Of Things
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (Matthew 7:14) Should God spare my life and give me the opportunity I would love to write out my spiritual journey as fully as I can more as a testament to the greatness of […]Read More What Is The Narrow Road?