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January 11, 2017

Your thought life will shape your year

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  Phil 4:8 How has your year started? Have you already experienced some challenges. Perhaps you have been frantically busy making those final preparations […]

January 4, 2017

“Predicament or Opportunity?”

 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” Luke 1:34 Mary was in a predicament. She was in a tight spot. She had a problem. The promise God had given her was completely impractical. Sure, it was a nice surprise, but totally off the radar in its application. She had […]

November 2, 2016

Are you a GP?

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”              Phil 2:14-15 It’s not difficult to find something to grumble about. You can grumble about the weather. You can grumble about the petrol price. You can grumble about your tax. It’s not difficult to […]

October 12, 2016

The Road to Happiness

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Phil 2:13 Children don’t always feel like obeying their parents We don’t always feel like obeying God. Obedient children of wise parents turn out to be happy well centred young adults. Obedient believers of our all wise […]

October 5, 2016

“You can always choose your attitude”

“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”Phil 2:5 When you woke up today how were you feeling? Perhaps you felt that spring had not quite sprung yet. That life at the moment is full of loose ends and unfinished business, lots of stuff that still has to be done today, tomorrow, next […]

September 28, 2016

“Fees Must Fall” – how far must we all fall?

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Phil 2:3-4 The current bleak state of education on our country from the smallest rural primary school to the largest city university is sadly a […]

September 21, 2016

“It can never be squelched!”

“The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.”   Phil 1:18 Most of us like to receive a special gift. We take our time to savour the moment of opening a thoughtful present. The gift often makes us think about the […]

September 14, 2016

“Discerning what is best …”

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight …”Phil 1:9 We make decisions daily. Some are more important than others. Like deciding whether to have cereal or toast for breakfast may not be too critical. On the other hand deciding to take your car in […]

August 31, 2016

Topping up with Confidence

  “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:6 If you are privileged to drive a car you know it regularly needs a top up with fuel or you will soon be stranded on the side of […]

August 24, 2016

The Thing We Cannot Do Without

There are some things in this life that we could debate about, as to whether they would be nice to have, or, are they a necessity (some may disagree on the specifics?): An annual holiday to Mauritius. A spouse for the goldfish. A car for your varsity going child. A holiday job for your varsity […]

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