Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

Making Joy Complete Recently we watched a video in Young-Adults group where John Piper was reading from C S Lewis in response to a question that a lot of people (particularly from an atheistic perspective) ask about God: Why does God want us to worship him?  Typically, we recognise the seeking of praise from others […]

Faltering Steps

by Mrs Jesus Follower

Paul tells us more than once to be imitators of Christ and I woke up this morning with words from a passage in Philippians going through my mind. Our Lord Jesus Christ didn’t consider equality with God a thing to be grasped; he didn’t hang on to this as a right. No, instead, he humbled […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

Last Sunday we had the pleasure of having three people (Graham, Bonnie and Phil) sharing their perspective on what church is to them.  There were a number of analogies given such as ‘family’ or ‘parts of a body’ but I have to say my favourite was a ‘stew’.  Bonnie was suggesting that through a very […]

I don’t want to be tomorrow what I am today

by Mrs Jesus Follower

I press on toward the goal. I once heard someone say that if you woke up wanting to sing you’re a singer. I guess if I woke up and wanted to go for a jog, I’d be a jogger. Well, I wake up and want to write…so I guess that makes me a writer. Writing […]

Growing in the Knowledge of God #1

by Mrs Jesus Follower

Mmm…I’m not sure if I agree with that…I thumb through my Bible searching for a passage I read just a few days ago that will prove my point…back my point of view.  Sound familiar or is that just me? Why is it so difficult to say, Lord, search my heart and show me your truth; […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel spoke about the way Jesus walked a fine line when fellowshipping with those who society, especially the religious, saw as being ‘sinners’.  Jesus ran the risk of being seen to endorse a person’s life choices or behaviour by eating with them.  He was pronounced guilty by association.  It was […]

Hold faith until he come!

by Mrs Jesus Follower

Until He Come! Why celebrate Easter once a year? The truth of the cross is almost lost, I fear Every day, yes every day until He Come! ‘Till He Come!’ What precious words! Words we’ve long forgotten. ‘Till He Come,’ what does it mean? To our younger generation? What’s happening to our world? I hear […]

Radical Thinking

by Mrs Jesus Follower

To love or to condemn? How do I respond to those living a lifestyle that makes me uncomfortable? How do they see me? What attitudes am I conveying to them? Praise God for leaders with the courage to speak up and put these challenges out there for us to face. Praise God for those who […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

As promised, here’s my understanding on How to discern what the Holy Spirit is saying through Scripture. I need to interject here and say that I’ve checked with Barry that I can use his word as a teaching tool, just in case you are worried I’m going to publicly dissect everything that people say. But […]

A Darkened Room

by Mrs Jesus Follower

Some time ago I stopped to ask myself…how do I picture a true Church of the New Testament to look like today?  What would they see if someone were to stumble into it? The picture that came to me was a church in prayer…but it wasn’t a church as we know it today… it was […]