Jesus says some really interesting things. Come to me, I will give you rest, take my yolk, learn of me, my yolk is easy and my burden is light. Whoever comes to me, I will never cast out. These and other sayings and experiences in the ministry of Jesus makes it clear that He is […]Read More Acceptance: A Challenge
Belonging. There’s a World Cup going on, apparently. England are doing well, so I’ve heard. People have spoken and written about how the success of a country in a sporting event brings the nation together. The team does well, especially when they weren’t expected to do as well, and the sense of pride and belonging […]Read More Acceptance and Disagreement
There are particular episodes of scripture that retain a massive interest from me. The healing of the man born blind as recorded in the gospel according to John is one of those episodes. There are many elements of the episode to appreciate as you come to it. There’s the question of the disciples wondering who […]Read More Those Left Out Can Fit Right In
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. (Luke 10:20 ESV) One of the many attractive things about following Jesus is the marvellous signs he performed in the presence of the people. To then commission 36 pairs of people to likewise […]Read More A Look At Luke 10 – The Reason To Rejoice
It makes things a lot easier to know what the purpose of life is. Being assured of that from the earliest part of life saves heartache and grief later. So when we embrace what it is to belong to God, questions of purpose turn into commitment to life lived for the purpose of highlighting who […]Read More I Am His: Statement of Purpose
Appatently since he was 15 all he ever knew was drugs and drink. He had gone through a wide range of drugs and at one time or another had kicked the habit. But the drink always remained. It was his constant. When things got wirsevand he got involved in some traumatic events, he went to […]Read More Fit
Don’t get me wrong. I love belonging. I don’t often feel I belong. Most of the time I feel a lot of a misfit. Whether because of me gender (true story, folks), me ethnicity (maybe it is cos I is black), me deep approach to living and other internal foibles it has always been difficult […]Read More QOI: Which Church Do You Go To?