It may come as a surprise to you but certain elements of the traditional view of Christmas are not correct. For instance, shepherds would not be out on the hills at night in the thick of winter. Jesus was possibly born in springtime. Herod died somewhere between 1 and 4 BC, so Jesus must have […]

I was told during a lesson on flying that scanning is not the same as looking. When flying, we can take an example from the eagle. It has an eye the same size as a human eye, but each eyeball has two lenses, similar to binoculars, making the eagle’s eyesight up to eight times more […]

I recently saw a YouTube video about a man who died and went to heaven. I am normally cautious about such videos, but he seemed like a sensible person. He said that upon returning to this earthly realm, he realised that through this experience, he learned that God loves us MADLY.  It was his choice […]

The Ten Commandments do not command us to worship God, yet Jesus said in John 4:23, “…true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”  So, it’s not a command yet God is seeking those who will worship him in spirit and in truth. […]

Have you ever written a will? It’s not a nice subject, but it is important for others to know what you want if something were to happen to you, especially if you knew you were about to die. The thing that really strikes you when you do write your will, is that you are forced […]

As Christians we are encouraged to read our bible every day. But what about the patriarchs? Abraham never had the Torah, neither did Moses. In fact, Moses had to write a sizeable chunk of it, yet they all had an incredible relationship with God. What about King David? Remember, the Torah was a huge scroll […]

I recently read this expression and thought it was worth passing on: ‘A thermometer tells you the temperature, a thermostat reads the temperature and regulates it’. The thermometer simply reads and reflects the temperature, without any ability to change it, while the thermostat can adjust the temperature to regulate it and bring balance. In today’s […]

Pilate spoke those immortal words in John 18:38: “What is truth?”. This question is one that many of us ask ourselves every day as we watch the various media channels, where there is an abundance of fake news and deliberate misinformation. People are often referring to “their truth” not absolute truth. In the bible, we […]

Love cannot be measured by the pound, the kilo, the yard, or the metre. However, Jesus has given us a clue as to how we can measure love in John 15:13. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” What he was saying is the measure you […]

Deception is when someone else causes you to believe something that is untrue. Delusion is a false or irrational belief that you hold yourself.  In these days of ‘fake news’ and deliberate misinformation, we are all subjected to propaganda, and it is hard to determine what is true and what is false.  It is understandable […]