Archive | October, 2008

I love it when a plan comes together!

27 Oct

Yeah thats right I managed to get an ‘A-Team’ quote into my blog. And if you don’t know who the A-Team are then shame on you, go find out. Hannibal (The cool, wise leader of the motley crew) would usually say his line after the team had pulled off an amazing escape or rescue planned by the main man.

And with this wonderful image in mind I want to draw your attention to what is possibly my favourite verse in the Bible. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

So many of us find such comfort in the Scripture found in Jeremiah 29:11. But we are in danger if pulling this verse out of context and making it mean whatever we like. I know of some church circles that use this verse as grounds to preach a prosperity gospel. The best way we can really grasp the truth of the verse is to put it into context.

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We need Mature believers

7 Oct

Between the morning hours of 6 and 8, you will find the roads, pavements and public transport populated by the masses ready to put in a hard shift at the office. But if you take a minute to look around you’ll notice they are not the only group out and about. I refer to old people!

Despite not having a job to get to, despite having the whole day to run their errands they feel they day must be completed by 8am. Though to be fair, with diagnosis murder and murder she wrote in the afternoon I can see how that thinking works. Continue reading

Non-Christian partners… unequally yoked

6 Oct

I wonder if you’ve been faced with the temptation of having a relationship with a non-Christian? It’s easily done. They are probably a lovely person, it could be that you feel they are morally more upstanding than other Christians you know. They are attractive and fun and you get along very well… what’s the problem?

It’s normally the older (and may I add wiser) Christian who will throw a painful wince as you suggest such a thing. You’re not going to pay too much attention though, they are just being old fashioned. They don’t understand, you’ve found someone you connect with and that can only be a good thing… Continue reading