In my previous blog I wrote about the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Jesus foundational story for a good understanding is the parable of the 4 soils. Then Jesus makes an interesting move in the following story that is still connected to the first one. It answers the question,
Advance Australia Fair. These are the words of the National Anthem of Australia. January 26 is Australia Day. We celebrate a relatively new nation that can rightfully pride itself in beauty, diversity and prosperity. At the same time, Australia is all over the news in the world for what has
Let’s wrap things up. Faith works. It really does. In James chapter one we understand that faith works when it is tested, especially under trials and temptations. Then in chapter 2 James continues showing how faith works as the litmus test of faith is an active faith that shows. Let’s
People are sometimes funny ‘creatures’. What gives people often security? Well, one thing for sure is that they tend to think in terms of boxes or categories. It’s often black or white. It’s this or it’s that. This happened to the community that James is addressing his letter as well.
In the last blog series on ‘Under Pressure’ I wrote about temptations. Both trials (hardships, difficult times in life) and temptations are tests in life. Trials have the potential to draw us closer to God if approached with joy, patience, humility and expectation that God will get us through. Temptations