Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The lawmaker


I recently asked one hundred people this question:
“Who should decide what is right and what is wrong?”

The common answer was      -   “me”

Some answered     -  “God”

Herein is identified the great cause of confusion. The religion of ’ME ism’ has claimed greater authority than God. An example -The tenth commandment condemns covetousness as sin. The Lord Jesus Christ exposed greed as evil.
Yet our world promotes selfishness and greed as a virtue!

In the same questionnaire I asked ‘what is the meaning of repent.’
 Almost no one knew.

‘Expressing sorrow for doing wrong’    ...  is the only path that leads to God.

There is a way back to God
From the dark paths of sin
There is a door that is open and all may go in
At Calvary’s cross is where you begin
When you come as a sinner to Jesus.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

JESUS


‘Jesus is the sweetest name I know’

Well that is true, but what does that name truely represent?

I would like to list some unique highlights of His life and ministry

He revealed the Father.
He unmasked the devil.
He restated very clearly existence after death.
He insisted on final judgement at His return
He taught the resurrection of the dead.
His expression of love was not only in words but in action.
He spoke truth with more authority than Moses.
His exposure of sin was direct
His claims to be the Christ, the Son of God were unmitigated.
He prophesied His death and resurrection.
He predicted the destruction of the temple, just as it happened.
His passion for forgiveness and restoration of the lost was obvious.
The curse of hypocrisy He denounced.
His care for children and other demeaned ones was obvious.
His commission to the apostles was clear – to speak about HIM

I write this because many people young and old have imagined a Jesus of their own liking. Some like ‘gentle Jesus, meek and mild’, other try to copy him as the healer. Other limit Him to being a prophet.

We do well to let all the words of Christ dwell in us richly – Colossians 3


John McKee

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A song in the night, a song in the day


“Let all those who take refuge in you, rejoice”  Psalm 5

Many Psalms express personal troubles and grief. But the reason it has become a song, is the final victory is in the LORD. Trials and stress cause us to cling to God Almighty. Our strength is insufficient. His strength and favour and kindness enables us to overcome.

As we take refuge in Him, we are caused to rejoice.

The Psalm is set in a time of conflict and difficulty. The writer points out another secret to his overcoming.  Each morning he seeks the LORD. He asks that the LORD  prepare and make clear the way. And in the midst of confusing situations, that God will vindicate His own righteousness.
We do well to follow this example – begin the day with God. Let Him take control. And when difficulties persist find answers in God , not self.

johnmckee@internode.on.net


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Why read the Bible?




Truth is too good to be viewed as a list. The word of God offers a faithful description of reality. The difference between a flourishing and a failing life frequently hinges on where we have made the effort to discover and live in reality. This is why we want to understand Scripture.

ML