Loving God, his people and our community

Joshua 9:2 People with awkward stories

In this passage, the Gibeonites play an unsophisticated ruse on the Israelites. We can learn lessons from what happened: The need for discernment – an open door is not always the right one. The Israelites made a a mistake – they did not pray to God before making their alliances Guard against complacency in life […]

Romans 14 Unity in the family of God

Small problems can cause massive damage. Paul talks about the issue in this passage. People from Jewish and Gentile backgrounds with a debit of love to each other. Then they come across a roadblock that affects their unity, over meat, the religious calendar and whether it was acceptable for them to drink wine.  

Romans 12:21 Genuine love

We may look round and see signs of a society hostile to Christianity and Christians. The bible tells us it was the same in Jesus’ day. We are still called to love deeply and radically in an unloving world even when there is a temptation to pay back evil for evil. Love hates what is […]