The purpose of prayer is not to obtain a swift solution for a spiritual ‘wish list’. There is an acronym ‘ACTS’ which is useful to help us consider how and what we pray for. ACTS stands for ‘adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication’. This format need not be followed on every single occasion that we pray, since… Continue reading What to Pray…
'How' we are to pray is determined by who we are praying to. Since the God of the Bible is omnipresent (everywhere-present), we can pray anywhere at any time. Though we do not have to limit our prayers to a designated place, there is a blessing in being with others praying cooperatively, seeking God’s will… Continue reading How to Pray…
Praying is a fascinating practice observed throughout the world, but why do people pray? Prayer is in its simplest terms is a means of attempting to communicate with God, yet it is also far more than that. In the same way that across the globe, individuals have a desire to worship something, someone or even… Continue reading Why Pray?
"O Lord, You have searched me and known me.You know my sitting down and my rising up;You understand my thought afar off.You [a]comprehend my path and my lying down,And are acquainted with all my ways." (Psalm 139:1-3, Holy Bible) David, a former King in ancient times, wrote this much loved and well-known Psalm (sacred song).… Continue reading The practical value and hope found in Psalm 139
A seasoned wildlife tracker will be able to identify from the track marks of the creature they are following, the identity of the creature, the approximate size and in some cases by taking measurements of the markings of the prints a likely indication of gender as is the case with tigers. By observing the distance… Continue reading The Signature of God
A brief note on the systems of the body and intelligent design The systems contained within our bodies are so complex, well designed, and interdependent that they could not possibly have evolved. This concise note will look at just six systems to illustrate plus a final rhetorical question, before closing with a vital conclusion. The… Continue reading Intelligent design – our bodies
Truly a Prophet like Moses –Deuteronomy 18:15-22 The context of this prophecy is referred to in verse 16 and 17. Moses had been given the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone and the heads of the tribes and elders requested that Moses mediate between themselves and God, because they were afraid of God’s presence when… Continue reading Truly a Prophet like Moses
In our 'What is Worship' series, we explore essential truths that lead us to discover true worship of the Creator. Is it possible to define love? If you were to ask a discussion group to take turns in defining ‘love’ undoubtedly an array of interesting responses could be provided. Since in our language love is… Continue reading What is love?
In our 'What is Worship' series, we explore essential truths that lead us to discover true worship of the Creator. People frequently define faith in many ways, either partly or completely contrary to the biblical definition. Some say that faith is ‘believing in the absence of evidence’, or ‘trusting in something that is true for… Continue reading What is faith?
In our 'What is Worship' series, we explore essential truths that lead us to discover true worship of the Creator. The grace of God is central to understanding the gospel. Grace is unmerited favour and something that cannot be earned. If someone were merciful, they would be sparing another person punishment or a sentence that… Continue reading What is grace?