Monthly Archives: November 2012

Now Picture This

“What kind of a God is this? Isn’t that His Son that they’re battering down there???
How can he just sit there and watch as the very people He created beat His Son to a pulp?”

Gabriel looked on in disbelief as these questions terrorised his mind; his heart in turmoil.

Part of him wanted to scream in anger at his Master. The other part remained resolute in the knowledge that His master was just that – His master.

He reminded himself that the Master always knows best; that He’s omniscient – knowing yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

But had He made a mistake?

Had His plan gone horribly wrong?

Surely this was not supposed to happen?!! Continue reading

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Picture This

‘ As soon as he finished saying this, the ground under them split apart and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, with their households and all Korah’s men and all their possessions. They went down alive into the grave, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community……..
………… And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.’

Numbers 16 vs 31 -35

Not quite the light morning read you were expecting???

Sorry.

But don’t stop reading just yet.

It gets better.

The old testament gives many instances of God’s wrath – against His children; against Israel’s enemies; against all sorts to be honest.

Time and time again we are told of God’s anger towards His people, and of-course the inevitable punishments that followed. Continue reading

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God Is Happy With You

“Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”

Hebrews 10 vs 18

Are we ready to accept this???

Well …. I guess it’s the whole point of accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour – right??!!!

So – we have a choice.

Either we accept that Christ has done, and indeed finished all the work / works, thereby enabling us to throw away once and for all those feelings of shame, guilt, fear, anxiety and constant worry.

Or Continue reading

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Keeping God Happy (2)

Still trying to figure what the plot of the next episode of Star Wars might be.

Haven’t got very far.

Questions

Will it be an immediate continuation of The Return of the Jedi?

How old will Luke, Leah and Solo be?

Will Disney go back to the original actors?

The list goes on

But at least it’s a real list – based on the fact that there will actually be another episode – and not another stroll through fantasy land. Continue reading

Keeping God Happy

As my brother came out of the room I assessed his demeanour, searching for clues that might reveal the mood of the revered and much loved man in that study.

“How did it go? Is he in a bad mood?” I asked.

“He’s not in the best of moods Segs. And you know your report is even worse than mine! Sorry mate. Good luck.”

Not exactly the reply I had been hoping for.

Although why I thought I might somehow get away scott free with a bad end of term school report is beyond me. Especially one in which my house master stated ” If Segun spent half the time he spends in the girls common room on his studies he would do extremely well.”

What happened?

Let’s just say that as well as receiving one of the fiercest tongue lashings of my life (quote- “did I send you to school in the UK to chase girls?!!!”), the first two weeks of that holiday were not at all pleasant. Continue reading

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In Times Like These

According to my friend Katie, “We are not alone.”

Her statement conveys the importance of helping one another through challenging times.

Thank you for enabling me to recognise such a significant aspect of life’s journey.

The bible chronicles’ a compassionate God’s love for His people.

Christianity regards God’s sacrifice for His children.

Christ’s message is to love God with all our hearts and to love one another likewise.

Christianity encourages us to love unconditionally – like Christ loves us.

Islam encourages every one of us to love each other unconditionally.

I won’t attempt to talk about other religions because, quite frankly, I don’t know too much about them. Continue reading

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