Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Until His Return

My Father-in-law, who also happens to be my Pastor, came to me one day and asked if I had a poem that focused on the theme of Communion. I had a think about his request and realised that although many of my poems talk about Christ’s sacrifice, they weren’t specifically in the context of Communion.

I went on to ask what his inquiry was for and he explained that he thought it would be good to have an appropriate poem to share at our Church’s Communion service, taking place that coming Sunday. I love it when a gap is discovered within the topics that my poems cover so I suggested he leave it with me and decided I’d pray for inspiration!

As I researched the origins of Communion, I found myself reading the Bible verses that talk about the first Communion to take place which was led by Jesus at the Last Supper. One particular section of Scripture I was looking at was Luke 22:19-20 which reads,

“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.”

Sunday, 24 April 2022

The Parable Of The Prodigal Son (Part Two)

The Parable Of The Prodigal Son (Part Two)

The Older Son

(A Teaching On How We Are Saved By Grace, Not Works)

Luke 15:11-32

“Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood.  And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.
But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.

But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!  I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”’

Mr Robin

Here we have anther one of my "Capturing the moment" poems! This time, my inspiration came from a little robin who was visiting the garden one day.

Monday, 18 April 2022

You Are...A Citizen Of Heaven

Working in tandem with this month's "I Am The Resurrection" statement, April's "You Are" verses take a look at the truth that as a Christian, you are a citizen of Heaven!

What an amazing fact we can rejoice in, in addition to Christ's resurrection! The Christian has so much to look forward to and it certainly makes the charms of this world look very dim indeed. Praises to the Risen King who has gone before us to prepare a place for us!

May our focus be on eternal things this week and sharing the Gospel with those who don't have the promise of Heaven yet.

Monday, 4 April 2022

I Am The Resurrection And The Life (Part One)

The fourth instalment in my "I Am" poetry series takes a look at the words of Jesus in John 11:25. The verse reads,

"Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.""

For April I'm focusing on the first part of this statement, "I am the resurrection." What a fitting theme for Easter!