As Christians, we have been given the 'spirit of adoption' by which we cry 'Abba, Father' (Romans 8:15). How can we grow in our awareness of the Father's love for us as his children, and grow in our love for him?
As Christians, we relate to and enjoy the love of Christ because of our 'union' with him. Christ is 'in us' and we are 'in him' (John 15:4). What does this mean? And how can we grow in our experience of Christ's love for us, and our love for him?
When Jesus was about to leave his disciples, he promised that they would not be left alone, but that he would send the Holy Spirit as the 'counsellor', one to 'draw alongside them' (John 16:7) How can we grow in our enjoyment of the 'fellowship of the Holy...
The Hidden Hand of the Sovereign God (Ruth 1) Meet one family at a low ebb as they experience crushing personal circumstances – famine and widowhood. Where is God in the disappointment?
Finding refuge under the wings of the LORD (Ruth 2) Where do we go when we’ve reached the end of our resources? Find out how we can look to God as he unfolds his plan to meet our deepest needs.
A surprising end and a promising future (Ruth 3-4) How do we live by faith, and not by sight? Learn from Ruth about how true rest is to be found in the sovereign love and goodness of God and his redemptive plan in the Lord Jesus.
The Disease of an Adulterous Heart As a skilled physician of the human heart, James runs some diagnostics on our attitudes to God, others and ourselves. What the tests reveal doesn’t make for good reading.
The Problem of The Heart James’ examination goes deeper as he names our problems with our speech and our spiritual hearing. He raises the question of ultimately, who do we think is in charge?
Gods Cure for Our Hearts Thankfully James isn’t long on problems and short on solutions but rather he points us to the cure and how this disease can be cut away in order for the healthy growth to flourish.