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God’s Foolishness is Wiser than Man’s Best Wisdom

Thoughts from I Corinthians 1: God’s Foolishness is Wiser than Man’s Best Wisdom Often I hear people, both those who would claim to be Christians and those who would claim otherwise, say that the God of the Bible seems so difficult to understand. They question God’s wisdom, assuming the God of the Bible exists, concerning how this world operates. Many can agree that God’s workings seem confusing at times and that God’s actions are certainly out of step with how…

Issue #10

Have you ever meditated on Jesus’ call to His followers, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me?” This is a tough call and has made me think through what it costs to be a disciple of Jesus or more particularly a Christian. To go by the name of Christ brings with it consequences and responsibilities. To be accepted as one of Jesus’ disciples requires denial of self, sacrifice and…

Issue #9

They say smart people seize opportunities! Whether it is in property or financial investment or simply seeing long term gains or prospects for betterment, the person who takes these opportunities is often considered wise or astute! People applaud those who have the courage to take those opportunities for gain and seize them! The letter to the church in Philadelphia is a letter of commendation to a church for doing exactly this – stepping up to the mark and seizing the…

Issue #8

Paul says in Romans 8: 37, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Are you like me and do not often feel like a conqueror at all? Do you feel that you are more often being conquered by the challenges of this world? How can we actually live a life knowing that we are in fact conquerors? The Bible reading from Revelation 3: 1-6 gives us some great counsel to consider. The…

Issue #7

One of the great difficulties for us all is not to fall into mediocrity or indifference in our walk with the Lord. This is a struggle for each one of us as we live in a world that is constantly testing whether we are committed to the teaching and commands of God’s word. I note that in our church constitution that Grace CCC believes in the Divine inspiration and infallibility of the Holy Scriptures as originally given and its supreme…

Issue #6

Are you a slow learner like me when it comes to the matter of holiness? As the years roll by I often wonder when will I ever learn when it comes to sin! It is …. such a struggle in so many ways! I think I am mature! I think I have self-control! I think that because I am a pastor the struggle with sin should be so much easier to beat! But sadly time and time again I fail…

Issue #5

How important is it to hold on to the truth of the Bible? How do we hold to the great truths of Scripture when the world is constantly telling us that there is no truth? How do we make a stand for the infallibility of the Bible when we are slandered and accused of being short-sighted and people with little intellect? Holding to the deep truths of Scripture is a must for all Christians because these truths provide the very…

Issue #4

Have you have ever pondered the challenges of suffering for your faith? As you read the Scriptures and gain an understanding of how difficult it was for people to follow Jesus have you wondered whether you would sacrifice all to be that follower? I think about this often and hope and pray that if I am called upon to suffer for the cause of Christ that I would do so courageously and in complete trust and dependence on my Saviour…

Issue #3

Can you remember the day you surrendered your life to Jesus? Can you remember the emotion you had when you were overwhelmed by His grace and love? Can you remember how blessed you were when you realised that your sin was forgiven and the promise of eternal life was yours? I clearly remember that day so many years ago! It was just like yesterday in many respects. That day was the first day of a deep relationship with someone who…

Issue #2

Imagine coming face to face with the Living God! That is what happened to John and it will happen to us too when it comes time for us to stand before Him. It is a serious matter to stand before the Lord and have Him review our life from the time we enter this world to the time we depart! Today we gain some insight into who is the Sovereign Lord God. John gives us first hand evidence to who…