Joseph, demonstrating confidence in God’s plan

CONTRIBUTED BY OWEN MULDER During the second half of last year our bible study group worked through a great book called ‘The Promised One – Seeing Jesus in Genesis’, by Nancy Guthrie. This is the first of a series under the banner of ‘Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament’, which takes its inspiration from the…

Salvation test question number 1

CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW HART Some weeks back I was discussing some things with a work colleague, who seemed quite interested in religion. She had explained the difficulties in her life, how she had to make some tough decisions to escape an abusive relationship, and how she needed to be strong to start a new life with…

Be Still.

CONTRIBUTED BY LISA GROENEWOLD “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 Being still can require quite an effort these days. If we allow ourselves a moment to sit down I’m sure you can relate to instantly reaching for your phone to fill in time. Which is not all bad but it’s also a…

Breaking the Sin Cycle

CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW HART While on holidays recently, I was reading a book which made reference to “committing sin”. The passage was based on John 8:34, where Jesus says (NKJV) “whoever commits sin is a slave to sin”. This made me think of the prayer we often hear, to “forgive the sins we have committed”. What…

How fit are you?

CONTRIBUTED BY EMMA BAX Fitness. It’s not really my thing. I’ve certainly dabbled – gym memberships, running, team sports. A certain persistence or perseverance is required to achieve any great fitness goal. In my experience, life is busy and there always seems to be something (or someone) that needs to be attended to as a priority…