The Devil Made Me Do It

Sunday 25 February 2018 at Gracepoint Church, Johannesburg The devil subtly plots against us to keep us out of an intimate relationship with God.  Through Deception, Distraction, Delays, Disappointment and Discouragement, the enemy keeps us away from fixing our eyes on Christ.   But nothing can come between us and God if we choose God.  So,…

It’s all about attitude

On our recent trip home from visiting family in the USA, our flight was delayed at take-off, which meant that we would miss our connecting flight in Accra.  When the announcement was made that we would now have a 12-hour stopover in Accra, I immediately connected to the plane’s WIFI, so I could Google “Airport…

Vlog Post: God is still relevant to Facebook

Social media is awesome! And I love it as a way to connect with people, see what is happening in their lives and to share my life with them in return.  But, sadly, there is a destructive part of social media – where people can hide behind a screen and attack others. My question to…

The Good News

Sunday 18 February 2018 at Gracepoint Church, Johannesburg. What exactly was the Good News that Jesus brought when he began his ministry? He brought us the Good News of truth. He brought us the Good News of hope.  He brought us the Good News of peace. And he brought us the Good News of salvation….

Ash Wednesday: Preparing for victory

Preparation is an essential part of every task or event for which we are getting ready to undertake.  And the time and focus put into the preparation often determines the end result. How much a student studies for an exam will determine their marks. How well an athlete trains will determine where they place in…

Courageous faith: The faith to endure

  Our journey with God requires faith – and not just faith, but courageous faith – that is willing to go, sometimes to go back, to pray big prayers, to abide in Christ and to ENDURE. Sometimes having courageous faith means holding on to Who God is and what He has promised. Our Christian journeys…

Courageous Faith – The faith to abide

  A life that pleases God has to be a life that is built on faith. Sometimes this faith means going boldly where God leads us, even when the destination is uncertain. Sometimes, courageous faith means going back and persevering in the calling God has given us. Sometimes this faith means asking and praying big…

Courageous Faith – The Faith to Ask

  Those who follow Christ need to walk by faith and not by sight. Sometimes faith means being willing to go where God is leading, sometimes it means going back, repenting and starting over and sometimes, it means the courage to ask. Jesus Himself said (Matthew 7:7): “Ask and it shall be given to you;…

Courageous Faith: The faith to go back

    God calls all those who follow Him to have faith – courageous faith – that dares to believe in Him and believe Him. Sometimes, this faith means going where God leads us, even when the road ahead isn’t clear, and sometimes, this faith means going back… Moses and Peter are both good examples…

Courageous Faith: The Faith to go

  God calls all of those who follow Him to have faith. Hebrews 11:6 reminds us that without faith, it is impossible to please God. We are not just called however, to have faith, but to have courageous faith… faith that dares to believe that God can do what He says He can do and…

DRY

A shocking revelation In Ezekiel 37 (1-14) we read about a startling vision the prophet had as God opened his eyes to see that he was standing in a valley of dry bones: a valley filled with nothing but death and emptiness. As we look around our nation, we may feel like we see a…