“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, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation. ””Luke 11:2-4 NLT The concept of temptation implies … Continue reading Prayer: temptation
“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
Luke 8:4-15 records a parable Jesus told about a farmer scattering seed. Like all of Jesus’ parables it is well known: “A farmer went out to plant his seed. As he scattered it across his field, some seed fell on a footpath, where it was stepped on, and the birds ate it. Other seed fell … Continue reading Obstacles
Luke 5:18-20 NIV Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles … Continue reading Sin and sickness
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, … Continue reading Worship
Perhaps the most uncomfortable, unpopular idea of Christianity to the modern mind is the concept that people are bad. We do not like this proposition. Especially when it is applied to ourselves. We generally do not see ourselves as bad. Rather, we like the idea that the nature of humanity is basically good. That’s why … Continue reading John’s message – unpopular but true?