Gifts from God

“Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy” (Acts 14:17). Paul speaks to a crowd of people who, most likely, did not have a clue about what … [Read more…]

The Lord is patient

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).   Today, I will meditate upon our passage from Peter’s point of view, as he endeavoured to encourage his readers to stand firm … [Read more…]

The Lord’s coming 2

I trust that last week‘s message was not only challenging but also beneficial in understanding the concept of allowing “Scripture to interpret Scripture”. Doing anything less will lead some to all kinds of erroneous and wrong conclusions. Such conclusions have the potential to not only lead people astray (and in worst cases into certain separatist … [Read more…]

The Lord’s coming

Following last week’s message, we find Apostle Peter continuing his warnings about the false teachers and their harmful heresies that made it into church. Here in particular, he reminds his readers to focus on the messages spoken by the holy prophets and the Lord himself (3:1). Previously, Peter wrote that the Old Testament prophets did … [Read more…]

Wells without water

”These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them” (2 Peter 2:17). Wells are a symbol of life….water means life. A well without water is a symbol of death…there can be no life without water. A dry well – a well without water – offers a … [Read more…]

Eyewitnesses of His majesty

Peter was more than ready and willing to remind his brothers and sisters about the need to confirm their calling and election…that is to live continuously in a state of: knowledge of God and Jesus, the Lord; participation in the divine nature, by “escaping” the worldly corruption “caused by evil desires”; making an effort to…grow … [Read more…]

Confirming our calling and election

”Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:10, 11). Peter’s experience, augmented by the Holy Spirit’s inspiration led … [Read more…]

A new celebration

“I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29). The great message of Christmas was/remains that God is with us. This, I believe is the essential meaning of Christmas. God is so … [Read more…]

Do not worry

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30). Generally, the … [Read more…]

Into His marvellous light

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1Peter 2:9). God is calling us out of “something” into “something” better. God is calling people out of sin into … [Read more…]