Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why does life hurt so much?



It’s our aim in this article to address some of the questions that people ask in life and to discover what the Word of God (the Bible) has to say about it. We place real confidence in the Bible because we have become convinced that the Bible is God’s communication to men and women and we wish people to benefit from what God has said.

I’m sure that most would agree that life hurtsThat hurt can be caused by the normal progression from youth to old age and all the problems that come with ageing. Sickness also brings its heartaches! Natural disasters are devastating and destructive! To say nothing of the dreadful treatment that people endure at the hands of their fellow man. War and acts of terror produce unimaginable horrors. I’m sure that at times we all question why life is such a difficult and a hurtful experience.

Is there an appropriate response to this? The first thing I’d like to say is that it's not personal. What I mean is that we are not usually suffering as individuals because of something specific we have done. Before I go any further let me qualify that statement There are times in life when we do reap what we sow. There actually are consequences to our actions! But all the awful things that happen in the world are not usually the direct result of our personal actions.

My main thought when I say it’s not personal is this: ;people don’t die as a result of some sinful thing that they have done; old age doesn’t come because you did something wrong. The fact that we die, that we have sickness, that we grow old is explained to us in the Bible. Thbible states that all of these conditions and circumstances exist because sin came into the world. As a result of Adam, the first man in the world, disobeying God the floodgates to all that was evil and damaging were opened. The fact that all of this is the result of the first man’s rebellion to God is explained by the biblical statement by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin”,; Romans 5:12.

The Bible clearly teaches that God gave man a choice:
Obey Him,
Enjoy His presence,
Enjoy all that He created for him….

But, there is a but, God warned him that the day he ate of the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that he would die. And that is what happenedAdam didn’t die physically but he died as far as his relationship with God was concerned. He was dead spiritually. Sindeathpain and suffering became the normal experience of life. He had to work by the sweat of his brow for everything. Childbirth became a painful experience for the woman and the earth was cursed. So life hurts as a result; a fact that we know only too well.

However, what is quite incredible about the biblical story of salvation is that God had already a plan in place. God’s plan to provide forgiveness and to offer salvation to men and women was devised long before time began, 1 Peter 1: 19,20.

God had always planned to send His ‘Son to be the Saviour of the world’He made sure in the writings of the Old Testament, the first half of the Bible, that we would know Him when he visited earth. In the Old Testament, God told the prophets how to identify His Son. There were specific facts such as what family He would be born into, His distinctive and sinless lifestyle and His mode of death. Normally how people will die is an unknown fact but God was making a point in defining how Jesus would die in advance (see Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10, Luke 2: 34,35 – all of these passages of scripture speak of crucifixion which at the time was unknown and of the piercing of the hands and feet of the Lord Jesus)All of this information was sthat when He came we would know Him.

To me the greatest and most amazing thing about this whole thing is that God came to earth in person. He was a real but sinless man. He suffered, He hurt and He endured death to pay for our sin. God wants us to be forgiven therefore the price and the legal penalty for our sin was dealt with by the Lord Jesus Christ when He died upon the cross.

The Bible explains it like this:  Christ died for our sins.”, 1 Corinthians 15:3, “He was despised and rejected of men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with griefIsaiah 53:3.

Today God offers us not hurt but forgiveness;
Today God offers us love.

The Bible tells us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”, John 3:16. The greatest proof of the love of God is that, God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”, Romans 5:8.

I want to point you to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, if you pray to God, today, confessing your sins He will forgive you.

I trust that you will do this.


May God bless you!

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It’s our aim in this article to address some of the questions that people ask in life and to discover what the Word of God (the Bible) has to say about it. We place real confidence in the Bible because we have become convinced that the Bible is God’s communication to men and women and we wish people to benefit from what God has said.

I’m sure that most would agree that life hurts! That hurt can be caused by the normal progression from youth to old age and all the problems that come with ageing. Sickness also brings its heartaches! Natural disasters are devastating and destructive! To say nothing of the dreadful treatment that people endure at the hands of their fellow man. War and acts of terror produce unimaginable horrors. I’m sure that at times we all question why life issuch a difficult and a hurtful experience.

Is there an appropriate response to this? The first thing I’d like to say is that it'snot personal. What I mean is that we are not usually suffering as individuals because of something specific we have done. Before I go any further let me qualify that statement.  There are times in life when we do reap what we sow.There actually are consequencesto our actions! But all the awful things that happen in the world are not usually the direct result of our personal actions.

My main thought when I say it’s not personal is this: ;people don’t die as a result of some sinful thing that they have done; old age doesn’t come because you did something wrong. The fact that we die, that we have sickness, that we grow old is explained to us in the Bible. The bible states that all of these conditions and circumstances exist because sin came into the world. As a result of Adam, the first man in the world, disobeying God the floodgates to all that was evil and damaging were opened. The fact that all of this is the result of the first man’s rebellion to God is explained by the biblical statement by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin”,; Romans 5:12.

The Bible clearly teaches that God gave man a choice:
Obey Him,
Enjoy His presence,
Enjoy all that He created for him….

But, there is a but, God warned him that the day he ate of the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that he would die. And that is what happened! Adam didn’t die physically but he died as far as his relationship with God was concerned. He was dead spiritually. Sin, death, pain and suffering became the normal experience of life. He had to work by the sweat of his brow for everything. Childbirth became a painful experience for the woman and the earth was cursed. So life hurts as a result; a fact that we know only too well.

However, what is quite incredible about the biblical story of salvation is that God had already a plan in place. God’s plan to provide forgiveness and to offer salvation to men and women was devised long before time began, 1 Peter 1: 19,20.

God had always planned to send His ‘Son to be the Saviour of the world’. He made sure in the writings of the Old Testament, the first half of the Bible, that we would know Him when he visited earth. In the Old Testament, God told the prophets how to identify His Son. There were specific facts such as what family He would be born into, His distinctive and sinless lifestyle and His mode of death. Normally how people will die is an unknown fact but God was making a point in defining how Jesus would die in advance (see Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10, Luke 2: 34,35 – all of these passages of scripture speak of crucifixion which at the time was unknown and of the piercing of the hands and feet of the Lord Jesus). All of this information was so that when He came we wouldknow Him.

To me the greatest and most amazing thing about this whole thing is that God came to earth in person. He was a real but sinless man. He suffered, He hurt and He endured death to pay for our sin. God wants us to be forgiven therefore the price and the legal penalty for our sin was dealt with by the Lord Jesus Christ when He died upon the cross.

The Bible explains it like this:  Christ died for our sins.”, 1 Corinthians 15:3, “He was despised and rejected of men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, Isaiah 53:3.

Today God offers us not hurt but forgiveness;
Today God offers us love.

The Bible tells us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”, John 3:16. The greatest proof of the love of God is that, God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”, Romans 5:8.

I want to point you to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, if you pray to God, today, confessing your sins He will forgive you.

I trust that you will do this.


May God bless you!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

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Friday, January 23, 2015

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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I was reading recently in the business section of The Daily Telegraph, the comments of the Royal Bank of Scotland boss John Hourican who has left his job, he was the Investment Banking boss and as he left his job he made this statement, “Don’t waste my death” as they ordered them to recognise public anger over libel scandal that led to his resignation.

Don’t waste my death. It made me think really about the fact there are people in this world’s history and their death has been for a purpose. Most of us don’t actually realise it but our own death will have a purpose. The Bible teaches that, “the wages of sin is death”a. 

The reason behind any individual’s death is the principle of sin and wrong doing. We don’t intentionally enter into it but as a result of one man’s sin, we are all condemned. Everyone of us practices sin and that corroborates and confirms the fact we were born as sinners, “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”b and our death is a direct result, there’s a correlation between our behaviour and our moral standing before God and our sin, which ends in death.

My message really isn’t to point out to you that your death is significant though it’s not the end I must say, it’s the death of your body. There is a moral death, that’s with you in life, dead in sin. That's the death that’s separating you eternally from the presence of God, who is life and light and liberty and joy and peace. That’s something you don’t want. 

But I would like you to think about these words for a second or two, because I could imagine my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ saying, “don’t waste My death”. The Lord Jesus Christ came from Heaven to earth, He came and lived a very humble and ordinary life upon this earth. He lived His days upon the earth showing to men the love and kindness of God. He died upon a cross and took the judgement, the legal consequences of sin on our behalf so that we might be forgiven. But if we refuse to believe in the name of the only begotten Son of God, if we refuse to accept His forgiveness, if we refuse to accept the eternal life that He offers, we waste His death.

Can I say to you today? Don’t waste the death of Jesus, trust Him, confess your sin to Him, accept the eternal life He offers to you. 


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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Is there a good way to die?




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Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Spirit of Guinness

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Some new things for 2015







When the Christmas presents have been opened it is great to see the pleasure on the face of the recipient as they look at their gift. A child might squeal with delight when they see their sparkling new bicycle, or much requested toy or game. A young woman might flush with excitement when she displays her new diamond engagement ring, with all the promise that it holds for future life. Us old folks still get the tingle of Christmas having learned through life that it is better to give than to receive. However, receiving the inevitable pair of socks still brings a smile to one’s face!

The New Year’s Eve party at our Gospel Hall was special this year because of the number of families with little children (and older one’s too) enjoying fellowship together. As the chimes of Big Ben rang out on the radio, poppers exploded, hugs were engaged in and a ‘Happy New Year’ kiss given to one and all. Then it was lovely to settle down and sing a few hymns and listen to the Word of God being ministered to us assuring us that the Great God of the ages loves us and will continue to do so for all eternity.

Parents in their wisdom had brought pyjamas for their children to change into, because of the lateness of the hour. To see these little ones sitting on the floor listening to the Word of God, none of them sleeping, all alert and taking in the message, made me realise the potential and prospect for future life and service for God. I remember hearing the story of an evangelist who returned home from a preaching mission, was asked if any people had got saved. He replied, ‘Two and a half’. The enquirer said, ‘Oh yes, two adults and one child’, the preacher replied, ‘Oh no, two children and one adult’, the adult had wasted most of his life in sin whereas the children had most of their life to live for the Lord.

For many Christians a New Year sees them beginning again their daily reading of chapters in Genesis and Matthew as they seek to read the Bible from cover to cover in one year. This practice serves Christians well as they approach each day, to have the scriptures to counsel them for daily life and experience. Do you read the Bible like this? If not, why not start to do so this month.

Many unbelievers criticise the Bible but have never read it. They repeat comments that they have heard others say but do not read the good Book for themselves. Are you one of these? I was! Until January 1957 when I first heard the gospel in an RAF billet at Henlow in Bedfordshire. I got saved at the end of February that year but did not own a Bible. I asked another airman if he could get me a Bible when he went home at the weekend. He asked me what sort of Bible I wanted, I replied, ‘A black one!’ That was all I knew about the Bible, only the colour of the exterior and nothing about the interior, but I did ask him to get me two Bibles, one for me and the other for my wife for when she got saved. She was saved the last day of March, no April fool for her!

The first and last mentions of words in the Bible are important. The first mention of ‘new’ in the Bible is in Exo. 1:8 “Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.” Pharaoh said in Exo. 5:2, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.” That verse tells us of Pharaoh’s arrogance, “Who is the LORD?” and his ignorance, “I know not the LORD” and his disobedience, “neither will I let Israel go.” Pharaoh may have been a new king but he had some old problems.

The last mention in the Bible of ‘new’ is in Revelation chapter 21 verse 5, “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” In that book God says that He will give to the overcomer, a new name . At present we have a name that was given to us by our parents before they knew anything about the sort of life that we would live, whereas God will give a name that is appropriate to the life that has been lived for Him.

In chapter 9 verse 5 we read, “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation”. Pop songs are often repetative and have very little substance. The song they sing in heaven is a new song, sung by redeemed people, every one of them saved by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and cleansed by virtue of His shed blood on the cross.

In the first verse of chapter 21 we read, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea”. Some scientists attribute global warming to the discharging of carbon gases into the atmosphere, and polluting it. The oceans are polluted also by harmful waste dumped into them. The earth has its enviromental problems with waste from atomic power and other major polutants. Paul comments in Romans chapter 8 verse 22, “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” The earth is groaning under the strain that sin has caused, but it will soon be relieved from the burden when Christ returns to earth. Ultimately there will be a new heaven and a new earth that sin will not spoil, that will be wonderful!

Then in chapter 21 verse 2 John says, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” In 1804 William Blake wrote ‘Jerusalem’, Parry later wrote the tune for this well known anthem. Blake wondered if Christ ever came to England? The Bible tells us that He never left Israel other than when His parents fled with Him as a baby to Egypt. He also longs that Jerusalem will be built by man in England’s green and pleasant land. Not so! Jerusalem in Israel will be rebuilt when Christ returns to earth but New Jerusalem is comprised of people that come out from heaven to occupy a position in space to administer things on earth.

New Name: New Song: New Heaven and New Earth: New Jerusalem.

All Things New. That will do for me. How about you?

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A message for everyone in Liverpool


Christ died for us

The first man Adam died, the oldest man Methuselah died, the wisest man Solomon died, the meekest man Moses died. 

Patriarchs, prophets, princes, princesses, prime ministers, presidents, politicians, philosophers, peasants and paupers all die. 

The mighty Pharaohs passed away, the conquering emperors of Rome had to succumb to this mighty foe, Alexander the Great could not withstand the onslaught of death. 

The rich, the poor, the famous, the unknown, the wise and unwise, the religious and the heathen, the terrorist and the law abiding alike must fall beneath its cruel stroke.

Power, position, prestige or possessions cannot halt the onward march of this terrifying adversary. It cannot be bribed or persuaded to bypass us. No tears, laments, pleadings or threats can affect this unfeeling, uncaring, unsmiling enemy of all humanity.
It needs no passport or visa, it crosses all national, geographical, social and political boundaries. It enters the palace as well as the hovel, it takes the best as well as the worst, it robs the family of a cherished mother, it carries away the much needed breadwinner and often it steals the darling sons and daughters from their grieving parents. It severs the tenderest ties on earth without an apology. It does its dreadful work and departs without a tear or a backward look to see the sadness it has inflicted.
In spite of staggering advances in science, medicine and technology, the words of the wise woman of Tekoah are still alarmingly true, "… we must all needs die …" 1Samuel 14.14. Likewise the Scriptures state with uncompromising confidence, "… it is appointed unto men, once to die, but after this the judgment" Hebrews 9.27. We are totally powerless to change this sobering fact and as with every generation that has passed, it can be said with certainty of every generation to come, that they too will everyone be added to the ever growing statistics of death’s conquests.
You see, death is the inevitable consequence of sin and because we are all sinners, we must all die. "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" Romans 5.12. Again, in Romans 6.23 we read "For the wages of sin is death …". In James 1.15 we read "… and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
But in the Scriptures we repeatedly read that "Christ died …". Was He not sinless and incapable of sinning? Death surely had no claim upon Him. His death was like no other. That was the very purpose for which He came into the world; "… that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man" Hebrews 2.9; "… that through death He might destroy him that had [has] the power of death, … and deliver them who through fear of death, were … subject to bondage" Hebrews 2.14,15. He did not die of disease, decay or debility. He was the only Person against Whom death had absolutely no power.
Why then did Christ die? Allow the Scriptures to provide the wondrous answer. "… Christ died for the ungodly" Romans 5.6. "… Christ died for us" Romans 5.8. "… Christ died for our sins…" 1Corinthians 15.3. In the words of Mrs. Alexander’s hymn we affirm "He died that we might be forgiven, He died to make us good, that we might go at last to heaven, Saved by His precious blood." Trust Him, my friend and death will hold no dread nor will you fear the eternal judgment for all who die in unbelief.



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Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my friends. May we seek to live 2015 in the centre of the will of God. James 4:15
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Happy New Year to all my friends. May we seek to live 2015 in the centre of the will of God. James 4:15
“If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”




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