‘If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.’ – Psalm 139.11-12 Today we suggest you watch this short encouragement from Dan who is part ofContinue reading “Heavenly Perspective”
Monthly Archives: May 2020
Hard or soft?
“Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.” – Mark 6.51-52 From Dave Atkinson: The verses above come at the end of a section where Mark tells how Jesus fed the 5000 and thenContinue reading “Hard or soft?”
“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” – Isaiah 7.9 From David King: It was John Stott, probably the greatest famous Bible teacher of the last century, who said that the aim of good Bible teaching was to: “Comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”. It isContinue reading “Doubting Doubts”
Peace, perfect peace
‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ – John 16.33 From Toni Clark: One thing I am enjoying during lockdown is finding time in the evening and at weekends to sit. I loveContinue reading “Peace, perfect peace”
A new respect
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the bodyContinue reading “A new respect”
Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn ‘A man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. – Matthew 10.34-35 Today we suggest you watch this short encouragement from Dan who is part of the Open Doors team. Dan will be preaching onContinue reading “Family”
The Devil finds work for idle hands to do
‘Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.’ – Romans 12.11-13 From Martin Hayward: Although the Bible doesn’t feature a list of “the seven deadly sins”, the early church used to talk about themContinue reading “The Devil finds work for idle hands to do”
What’s your focus?
Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her. – Luke 10.42 From Helen: It was inevitable, it was going to happen, we had left it for some time now. We had been playing with the small ones, baking, working, chatting to family and friends. It was time toContinue reading “What’s your focus?”
Out of sight, out of mind?
“Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, immediately forgets what he looks like.” – James 1:23.24 From Dave Atkinson: One of the obvious effects of the current lockdown is that, when you lookContinue reading “Out of sight, out of mind?”