We are constantly being challenged to change. In our society, we are bombarded with self-help resources all showing us how to be different, better, and more than we are now. But as Christians we believe we are fully known, loved, and accepted by God in Christ Jesus. So what is spiritual transformation then, do we really need to change?Continue reading “What Is Spiritual Transformation In The Bible?”
Being Transformed The Story of Saul to Paul
Spiritual transformation is sudden and dramatic when we first encounter Jesus. But there is also a slow process of transformation as we come to know and love the Lord more and more. The story of Saul to Paul reveals someone who was dramatically changed in an instant but who was also continually being transformed throughout his life.Continue reading “Being Transformed The Story of Saul to Paul”
Three Lessons from Saul’s Conversion
The story of Saul’s conversion, from opposing the gospel to becoming a follower of Jesus, is found in the book of Acts. Unusually, the details of this story are repeated more than once. This is because Saul had a dramatic encounter with the risen Jesus which immediately turned his life around! What happened to him to completely change his way of thinking? Are there lessons that we can learn from his experience for our lives today?Continue reading “Three Lessons from Saul’s Conversion”
Psalm 84 Devotional Why life must be lived forwards!
There is a time for looking back and reflecting on the past. Whether it is at the end of each day, week, month, or year. It can be good to pause and examine our progress and where we are now. But in this Psalm 84 devotional, we explore the idea that life must be lived forward in prayer and praise. This is our strength for the journey to leave the past behind, and to press on, trusting in God each step of the way…Continue reading “Psalm 84 Devotional Why life must be lived forwards!”
What Kind of Love is 1 Corinthians 13 Talking About?
For many Christians, love is defined in 1 Corinthians 13. This well-known passage of Scripture reveals the true meaning of love. It is beautifully and poetically written, and so often quoted and held up as our standard. But what kind of love is 1 Corinthians 13 talking about? Does it have a relevant message for us today?Continue reading “What Kind of Love is 1 Corinthians 13 Talking About?”
Lent Books Ten Top Choices for 2023
Lent is a tradition marked by Christians today as a period of preparation for the Easter celebration. It is considered to be a time for reflection, and repentance while intentionally seeking God. Traditionally this was through prayer and fasting, now it may be more through creating the space to read, listen, and reflect on God’s word. If this is the case and you are practising Lent, maybe for the first time, I have a great choice of Lent books. In this selection there is something for everyone. There is a book to follow for family devotions and several for Bible students. I’ve also included some daily devotionals, and even one with messy ideas for the creatives among us!Continue reading “Lent Books Ten Top Choices for 2023”