I'm moving, again. Have decided to return to blogging usng Joomla and the wonderful K2 CCK. You can find me here https://www.standingfirm.blog
As a church we've recently been looking at the person of Elijah. Every Sunday for a number of weeks the subject has been upon the life and character of Elijah and how that can help us today. We also follow this up in a mid-week small group setting where we review what has been shared … Continue reading Tell Me, What Do You Hear?
This is an excellent post by David!
I think it’s worth a quick look at the flip side as well. Back in John 6:64 Jesus says that there are some who don’t believe. This together with the verses David mentioned seem to separate those who were following Jesus into those that followed but didn’t actually believe, and those who followed and believed so much that they were willing to make the ‘pledge of allegiance’..
By David Ettinger
A Long Day
It was a long day for Jesus. He fed the 5,000, walked on water, taught that He was “the Bread of Life,” witnessed the bitter grumbling resulting from His teaching, and watched as “many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him” (John 6:66).
The Lord must have been weary and emotionally spent. However, He had business to tend to. He had to make sure He had the devotion of those closest to Him, and therefore asked the 12 disciples: “You do not want to leave too, do you” (v. 67)?
This piercing question produced perhaps the greatest pledge of allegiance uttered in Scripture – a pledge every Christian should repeat as often as memory calls it to mind.
Though Jesus posed the question to all 12, of course it was Peter who replied. He had done so other times…
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Does the Bible prohibit outright the participation of Christians in the Lottery or other forms of gambling? I believe it doesn't. However, that doesn't mean we have carte blanche to go ahead and chuck all of our money on the favourite of the 2:15 at Wincanton! As with most things in this world we need … Continue reading Gambling
This Sunday I was leading the congregation is singing a wonderful chorus called Mighty to Save. The first line goes "Everyone needs compassion..." And it go me thinking, what does God's word say about compassion? A couple of scriptures came to mind, first was Zechariah's Prophecy regarding the birth of the Prophet John in which … Continue reading Compassion
I thank God for podcasts. I really do. There are so many out there that can really expand your understanding of our world, God and life. I've been listening to a number of podcasts that deal with racial justice, particularly the issues in the United States of America around black people and their relationship with … Continue reading Racial Justice
Inspired by Jemmy Hope's new poetry season at his blog 'Swearing at the telly' I thought I'd add this little gem from George Milligan entitled 'A Day's Work at the Docks'. I can't find anything about George Milligan and the only reason I'm aware of this poem is it's included in Jack Jones' autobiography … Continue reading A Day’s Work at the Docks
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich … Continue reading Values and morals
No I haven't moved to another house but I have moved my blog! After hosting it on Blogger since 2009 I've become a little disillusioned by Google's commitment to the Blogger platform. The last significant update was a few years ago when they introduced the clever but restricting 'Dynamic Views'. Since then diddly-squat. Posterous would … Continue reading A New Home!
As the title says.This will be my last post at Lansbury's Lido. I've finally decided to retire this blog to the heavenly archive or maybe I'll consign it to the fiery furnace leaving nowt but a shadow on the wayback machine.It's been a good ride over the years, sharing my lefty thoughts on politics and … Continue reading The Last Post