“Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins… Luke 11:2-4 NLT Forgiveness lies at the very centre of the message of Jesus. It presupposes that we need forgiveness, something that … Continue reading Prayer: Forgive us
The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more … Continue reading Prayer in an age of distraction
I have long held that two things are needed if we are to feel that our lives are worthwhile: we need a sense of belonging, and we need a sense of purpose. Relationship and task. Without these we tend to wither and die. Our lives lose meaning, they lose shape, they go from living to … Continue reading How then should we live?
When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said. Luke 7:13 NLT There is a story about Jesus coming to a village called Nain, in Galilee. There was a funeral procession coming out of the village as he approached, and the man who had died was the only son of … Continue reading Compassion
“A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil … Continue reading Core beliefs