Entries by suzie

Tuesday 27 June, 2017

As a young Christian (quite awhile ago now!) these verses had a big impact on me. I committed them to memory and they have become foundational verses in my life as I’ve attempted to live out what it means to offer myself to God as a “living sacrifice” and not be “conformed to the pattern […]

Monday 26 June, 2017

God’s plan. Often when I think about God’s plan, I immediately think about God’s plan for my life. What does he have planned for my family, for my career, for my ministry…etc. Here is God’s plan – to have mercy on all, so that some might respond to his grace and become His people. He […]

Sunday 25 June, 2017

Christianity has its roots in Judaism there is no doubt.  Paul reminds us that Christianity originated as a sect of Judaism and that we dare not become presumptuous or arrogant about the origins or practice of our faith, as if the Jews have no part in God’s plan of Salvation.  Clearly salvation came through Jesus, […]

Saturday 24 June, 2017

As we look at the news, the world events, all the chaos, brokenness and trauma – we may wonder is God in control, has He taken His hands off the world and let it reap what it has been sowing for years.  BUT GOD, He is still very much in control and this passage reminds […]

Friday 23 June, 2017

In this passage Paul references Isaiah 52:7, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Do I see myself as being beautiful in bringing the good news of Christ? Or do I feel that I am stepping on people’s toes, unwelcome, unwanted, making public something that should be kept private? Yet if […]

Thursday 22 June, 2017

It’s no good if I say all the right things, but God’s word isn’t in my heart. Neither is it any good if I believe in him passionately in my heart but never express that in word and action. Neither superficial nor secret: It has to be both fundamental to my innermost core and outwardly […]

Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Have you ever been supremely confident that you knew the answer to a question only to find you had completely misunderstood and were wrong. The Jews were missing the mark because they failed to recognise Jesus as the messiah, where the Gentiles were instead gaining salvation by faith. They were confident but wrong. It begs […]

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

I love Daily Digest. I love reading it and I love writing for it but some passages are harder to understand than others and this is one those passages. I have a real problem with Romans 9:19-23 because it can lead to ‘determinism’. In this instance determinism means God predetermines all outcomes and so what […]

Monday 19 June, 2017

Paul is heartbroken over his people Israel. He desperately wants them to wake up and see that they are separated from God and they have rejected the messiah, Jesus Christ. We read of the depth of his love and despair when Paul says that he would rather be cursed if only he could spare his […]

Sunday 18 June, 2017

This passage is a familiar and amazing statement of our faith. We have been rescued at a great cost – Christ death for us – so there is no way God will abandon us now. His love continues and nothing that happens will stop him loving us. This means he is not responsible for bad […]