Communion : Create in me a pure heart

Communion : Create in me a pure heart

Every time we celebrate communion, we have the opportunity to consider God’s graciousness to us. Are we staggered at the magnitude of the sacrifice God made for us? Are we overwhelmed by the love and mercy of God? Are we grateful? Have you ever said, “I...
Communion : Transferred into God’s Kingdom

Communion : Transferred into God’s Kingdom

Paul tells us, that God “has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:13 NLT). When we accept Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we become part of God’s kingdom and we learn that things in his kingdom...
Communion : Jesus dwells among us

Communion : Jesus dwells among us

John describes Jesus’ coming this way, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14 NIV). Throughout the New Testament, we see that Jesus desires to be with us. When he chose his disciples the first thing recorded is not that they...
Communion : Pleasing a God of grace 

Communion : Pleasing a God of grace 

David describes God like this: “But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness” (Psalm 86:15). Likewise, Jonah similarly describes God. “You are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry...
Communion : Jesus finds us

Communion : Jesus finds us

I wrote an article for a Christian website which was a series of testimonies from people who had become Christians as middle-aged adults. I called the article, The many ways Jesus finds us. However, somewhere in the editing/publishing process, the title was changed...
Communion : What is real love?

Communion : What is real love?

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins” (1 John 4:10 NLT) John starts with the words, “This is real love …” so John is about to describe love for us. But first, he wants us to...
Communion : Lavish Grace

Communion : Lavish Grace

Paul writes, God “is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:7-8 NLT). Other versions say, “the riches of...