Monday, 1 March 2021

It fills my heart with joy to see Spring making it's appearance in the London parks around me just now. The reintroduction of colour to the landscape fills me with hope for warmer, brighter days to come and so I thought this would be a good time to focus on God's promise of Hope!

In a world where so many people feel hopeless, I'm eternally grateful for the undying hope that knowing Jesus brings into my life. When our future lies in the hands of our Creator and Saviour, it's in the safest place it could be. May we be ready to share that Hope with others in the coming month!

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus Christ- The Last Supper Foreshadowed.

The second instalment in my Prophecies series takes a look at the foreshadow of the Last Supper.

In Genesis 14:18 we read about a priest called Melchizedek who creates a picture of things to come at the Last Supper. Melchizedek is a mysterious character as his name appears in none of the genealogies that are listed in the Old Testament. No details are given as to who he is or where he's come from aside from what's mentioned in Genesis 14:18-20.

In these verses, Melchizedek is described in a way that foreshadows the roles and attributes of Jesus as the Messiah. He is said to be priest of God and King of Salem. "Salem" means "peace" and "Melchizedek" means "King of Righteousness." This is important in the study of Messianic prophecy because two of the Messianic titles that are listed elsewhere in the Bible are King of Righteousness and King of Peace.

Thanks to our righteous Saviour we have peace with God through His sacrifice on the Cross!

Sunday, 14 February 2021

The Attributes Of God- He Is Holy

The second instalment of my couplet series, "The Attributes Of God" takes a look at the fact that God is Holy.

The holiness of God is a defining part of His character and it's a term used in the Bible to describe both His goodness and His power. God's holiness radiates out from Him like heat does from the sun and is completely unique. It's also so pure and powerful that it can actually be overwhelming and dangerous to approach.

We read in Scripture about the inner section of the Israelite Temple called the Holy of Holies where God Himself resided. The priests who worked within the Temple had to take great measures before entering this inner room, to keep themselves pure both morally and ritually speaking. Endless sacrifices had to be made in order for the priests to be able to enter the Holy of Holies and come into the close proximity of God's holiness.

Monday, 1 February 2021

God's Promise Of Love

An explosion of red and pink gifts in the shops means only one thing- it's February! With so much of this month focusing on Valentine's Day, I thought I would take a look at God's promise of Love for the second part of my 2021 series, "God's Promises."

There are hundreds of places in the Bible where we read about our Creator's love for us, the most powerful example being when Jesus went to the Cross to pay for our sins. It wasn't ropes and nails that held our Saviour to the Tree, it was His love for His children and the promise of having us in eternity with Him. This blows my mind!

Thanks to Christ's sacrifice, we can be accepted into His presence once more. When we repent of our sins, God promises to cleanse us and make His home within our heart! His unconditional love will not only abundantly bless us during our lives here on Earth but also in eternity with Him! What an amazing Redeemer we have.

Monday, 25 January 2021

Prophecies Fulfilled By Jesus Christ- He Is The Only Saviour

My third series for 2021 is going to take a look at just some of the many prophecies found in the Old Testament which are fulfilled by Jesus Christ. The first prophecy is focusing on the fact that Jesus is our only Saviour as He paid for the sins of the world by dying on the Cross.

The Bible is very clear in stating what the cost of sin is as Romans 6:23 tells us,

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

The Bible also tells us that there is no one who can claim to be without sin (1 John 1:8) and that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

This leaves us with the stark truth that all of us need a Saviour but the Good News is, His name is Jesus and He paid for our sins so that we wouldn't need to! All we have to do is put our trust in Him as He is the only One who lived a sinless life and died for all of mankind. Salvation is found in no other and no other name can grant us eternal life!

Monday, 18 January 2021

The Attributes Of God- He Is Unchanging

My second series for 2021 is called "The Attributes Of God" and I pray these couplets can be insightful and uplifting as we go through the year. Each month I'll focus on one of our Saviour's many attributes found in Scripture. For January I'm looking at the fact that our wonderful Creator is unchanging! What a comfort and reassurance to have this solid foundation in a constantly changing world.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

God's Promise Of Protection

Happy New Year! For 2021 I'm going to be doing a series called "God's Promises." These will be couplets based on promises found in the Bible and I hope they can be a real encouragement and comfort each month as we dwell on the wonderful benefits we have as children of God. January's couplet looks at the promise of protection.