Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5

Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5

“But there was a certain man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife’s consent, he kept the rest. Acts 5:1-2 Recently our church did a series of...
Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5

Proverbs 30 – I have not learned wisdom

It seems the writer of this proverb is going through a period where he feels like he doesn’t know God. “I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One” (Proverbs 30:3). In human relationships sometimes a friend will...
Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5

Psalm 2 – The One enthroned in heaven laughs

In the first three verses people are plotting evil against God and God’s response in v.4 is rather surprising. He laughs. I guess it is a bit like the parent who laughs when their four year old stamps their foot and says, I’m leaving home! The parent knows...
Leadership : a noble task

Leadership : a noble task

This week I was reading about leadership: “’Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task’” (1 Timothy 3:1 NIV). Paul is about to outline the qualifications for leadership in our churches and begins by emphasising...
King David’s Wisdom

King David’s Wisdom

There is much evidence throughout David’s time as king, where he knew more than you would expect. We read these comments: “My lord (David) has wisdom like that of an angel of God—he knows everything that happens in the land” (2 Samuel 14:20). Another time one of the...