Entries by suzie

Saturday 6 March, 2021

Paul addresses the notion that some people are tempted to feel they are better than others – that their good behaviour justifies them or makes them a better person. But it’s clearly stated here that there is no one who is righteous – not one. As someone who has been a Christian for quite some time now, it’s […]

Friday 5 March, 2021

I remember visiting a church in Europe and going to a Sunday service.  The building itself was ancient, rich with heritage and steeped in history.  The service itself was in English but might as well have been in another language. For me as a Christian, it was so hard to follow. The rites and rituals were unexplained, […]

Thursday 4 March, 2021

I used to play a “hiding game” with the kids. They would climb on my back and I’d pretend to loose them. I would run around the house and look under furniture saying “where’s Caitlin?” and all the while they were on my back trying to not laugh or make a noise.  We hide from […]

Wednesday 3 March, 2021

I hate the thought of being a judgemental person. In fact, I reckon most of us would recoil at the thought of being called judgemental! Unfortunately, I know that judgement of others can sometimes seem immediate, natural and even innate. As humans we are always trying to understand others, yet so often we look only […]

Tuesday 2 March, 2021

This passage gets to the heart of the Christian message. God created the world and created us to have relationship with him. But many people have chosen to reject God and exchange his truth for a lie, resulting in his “wrath”. This is an often-misunderstood term and can cause fear. But here we see that […]

Monday 1 March, 2021

Paul is passionate about sharing the gospel – ie, the good news of Jesus coming to save us. Wherever Paul goes, he shares this gospel message because he knows the powerful impact it has. He knows that when he talks about Jesus, things happen. The same is true for us today. The gospel message contains […]

Sunday 28 February, 2021

History records that Augustine, Martin Luther and John Calvin all had life-changing encounters with God as a result of reading and pondering on the Book of Romans. Martin Luther said that Romans is “The chief part of the New Testament and the perfect Gospel… the absolute epitome of the gospel” The apostle Paul wrote the […]

Saturday 27 February, 2021

Nobody likes to be corrected and nobody likes having to correct other people but this is what Paul had to do with the Corinthian church. This passage is the final words of several letters Paul wrote to the Corinthians regarding the unacceptable behaviour of some of its members. Paul loved the Corinthians and found it […]

Friday 26 February, 2021

The Apostle Paul is preparing to visit the Corinthian church for the 3rd time. On his first visit to Corinth, Paul founded the church and stayed for 18 months. His 2nd visit was short and involved problems within the Corinthian church. And now he is preparing to come for a 3rd time and he is […]

Thursday 25 February, 2021

Wow, what a rebuke the Corinthian church received from the apostle Paul!   He did not mince his words.  We can see from this passage that the Corinthians didn’t think much of the Apostle Paul in comparison to other apostles.  In turn, you can readily sense the Apostle Paul’s frustration and disappointment in this early church.  […]