This essay takes a close look at James 2:14-26 and explores the link between genuine Christian faith and compassionate, ethical deeds.
Genuine faith in Jesus motivates our entire being. It moves our emotions, engages our mind, involves making decisions, and inspires our actions.
In the past, many people have had a narrow and lowly view of the meaning of “helper” (ezer) used for Eve in Genesis 2:18 & 20. How is ezer used elsewhere in the Hebrew Old Testament?
What is your main motivation for sharing with others the grace, hope and salvation that comes through Jesus? My main motivation is joy. [450 words]
Many people feel trapped and suffer in situations beyond their control. How can we prosper and have success despite difficult and unpleasant circumstances? [300 words]
We need to discern the voices that are constantly presenting ideologies, some of which may be opposed to God. We need to guard our hearts and minds. Here are 4 ways we can do this.
Jesus did not come to make us “better” people or to give us a “better” life. He came so that we could become new, live a new life, experience a new day. [140 words]
Prayer is a powerful and intimate connection with God, and too vital to ignore. Here are some of my thoughts on prayer.
David felt fear when people were seeking to kill him, but he also knew his God and had faith. Ignorance of God, and not fear, is the biggest faith-killer.
The children in my class were astonished, even incredulous, that we can become children of God. I hope I never lose that sense of amazement.
Becoming a Christian isn’t about following a set of rules or guidelines, or living by a set of values. Becoming a Christian means knowing Jesus as Saviour and Lord, and having a relationship and connection with God.
When you decide to become a Christian, some amazing things happen. Find out what happens.
As Christians we should be growing deeper in our devotion to God, stronger in our faith, and more effective in using our gifts. Reading the Bible can help with these things, and more.
Prayer is simply communication with God – talking and listening. Yet for many Christians, prayer doesn’t come easily. Here is some basic info on prayer and worship.
Jesus relied on the Holy Spirit’s power and guidance during his earthly ministry. We should too, now that Jesus is in heaven and the Spirit has been sent as his replacement. Following Jesus means being led by the Spirit.
In the time of Jesus, Samaria was situated between the regions of Galilee and Judea. This article briefly looks at the history of the Samaritans.
God doesn’t need us to achieve his plans and purposes yet he chooses to use us as co-partners in his ministry. How do we partner with Jesus and discern his leading, his plans and his purposes?
This introduction briefly highlights some of John’s objectives in writing his account of Jesus’ earthly ministry. [1000 words]
You can find the list of books and webpages I have used to write the notes for our study of John’s Gospel here.
John’s prologue to his Gospel is rich in theology. What did John mean by referring to Jesus as the Word (or logos)? Why did he call Jesus the light?
In this session we will look at who John the Baptist was. Was he the prophet Elijah? What did he say about Jesus?