In Matthew 9:38 Jesus calls on us to pray for the growth of the gospel and to address God as “the Lord of the Harvest”. This title, along with numerous passages in the New Testament, demonstrate that our growth as a church is ultimately dependent upon God’s good will and pleasure – he’s the one […]
28 April – 19 May 2019. Sunday mornings at 10AM. 6 Spin Street, Cape Town. — My name is Stephen, I’m the pastor of a small church in the Cape Town CBD. Yes, a pastor! That means I spend a lot of time teaching people about the Christian faith. Maybe it’s incredulous to you that […]
What is the cost of following Jesus? This passage details three conversations with three different people about what it would mean for them to truly follow Him. As we listen in on each one, we discover that Jesus demands that we follow Him in a way that we don't follow anyone or anything else in this life, and that the only way we can follow Him like this is when we see that Jesus is unlike and more precious than anyone or anything in life.
Psalm 23 has been a comfort to many people through the ages. As we listen to the Psalm again, there are three things we need to listen for through the familiarity of the words if we are to experience the true power and comfort of its words.
As we read the Psalm we need to see:
- the true nature and identity of the Shepherd,
- the true nature of his provision, and
- the true nature of our need.