Personal faith

When we say that faith is basically 'trust' then we could say that everyone has some form of faith. We need to have faith (or trust) in the wires that take the lift to the sixth floor...
But the bible says that "not everyone has faith" (2 Thessalonians 3:2), that is a faith in the Living God.
And this faith can get knocked and bashed, or we can get blown off course by not having a proper grasp of what the Bible says.
How reliable is our conscience? Why are there so many horrible situations?
Here are some articles that will hopefully strengthen our personal faith:

What is truth?

Here is a bottle of fizzy drink. The label says: “SUGAR FREE.” So “Sugar Free” means it’s not sweet? Wrong! What is truth? It is very sweet because there’s loads of what they call ‘artificial sweeteners’ in it! So labels and adverts can be TRUE, and yet still be MISLEADING…

What is God really like?

When we ask the question; ‘What is God like?’ We immediately hit a problem. Why? Because God fills the universe, He’s in all places at any given moment. He is also outside of time. Everything from the beginning of eternity, to the end of eternity, is set out in front of Him. All knowledge and wisdom that is to know, He knows, and lots more besides that…

Impossible situations in life

Have you ever been so desperate, in an impossible situation, that you would literally have done anything to put the situation right? Perhaps you were even willing to pushed aside your pride.
Jairus was one of the synagogue rulers.
Many of these religious leaders would have been proud of their titles, their position in society, and proud of their religious knowledge…

[1] Our conscience and authority – rotten ones!

Our conscience and authority, how do we deal with bad or evil authorities?
I love this story where king Saul was tracking David to kill him and there was an unexpected twist:
Do you believe in luck, or the mighty, invisible hand of God in your circumstances?
Just look at this situation!
Saul goes into the very same cave, that David and some of his army are hiding…

Knowing God as father

If we are believing and trusting Jesus Christ, then that is what we are; children of the living God.
But many people are unaware of knowing God as father. He will be unknown to them.
Jesus came across many who refused to submit to His teaching, and He said to them;
If God were your Father…

How to handle difficult situations

How to handle difficult situations, let’s look at one very tough circumstance where a woman had been very ill for many, many years. What made matters even worse, according to the Jewish customs, she would have been classed as ‘ceremonially unclean’. That would have meant that she was barred from going to the Temple. But here she was TOUCHING Jesus, the SON of GOD, the Holy One! Why did she feel she could do that?…

God’s purposes for my life

In looking at the subject of ‘God’s purposes for my life’ it is really good to remember that: Throughout history the Lord has always desired to have someone, or a group of people, or a nation, to be His people or spokesperson. So very early on, He chose individuals, like Noah and Abraham, etc.
Then later He gave His Laws to Israel and He sent them prophets…

Son of a king – A father’s son: God’s characteristics

Here’s a story showing God’s characteristics: “Why?” He asked with tears in his eyes. “I don’t deserve your compassion!” The King looked down at his son lovingly and smiled. “When you know the answer to that question, you will be my son indeed!” and with that, brought the ceremony to an end…