This is the third and last part in the series on Joy “Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again:  Rejoice!” — Philippians 4:4 I have shared before that there was a time in my twenties where I was not walking with God.  I still believed but didn’t follow him. During that time…

This is the second part in the series on Joy “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and renew a right spirit within me.” — Psalm 51:12 You might be wondering why I have suddenly switched to the King James Version; it’s because this is how I learnt the above scripture as a child…

This is the first part in the series on Joy “The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.” — Proverbs 10:28 Do you remember the day you were saved? I became a Christian in a little Anglican church in our neighbourhood. My parents used to drop my sisters…

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Next week we begin a new mini-series on Joy by Natalie G. Subscribe to our blog our download the IBCD app to receive updates How is it that some people look joyful and some people look like they’ve been chewing wasps?  What makes us joyful?  As a child I had a sticker on my Bible…

A look at Jesus’ title CHRIST as an acronym. C-an H-ope R-emain I-n S-erious T-imes? That is the question. In serious and trying times, can Christ remain our hope. Yes, most definitely according to the word of God. We read in the letter to the Hebrews in chapter six that “This hope we have as…

This is the final part in the series on Anxiety & Faith. You can catch up on all previous posts on our blog “to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks…

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”  — Habakkuk 3:19 The low places in life can be the high places of spiritual experience (Jill Briscoe). God meets us in our difficulties.  There is a book called 1000 gifts…

“But the King will rejoice in God; all who swear by God’s name will praise him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.” –Psalm 62:11 When I go to church on Sunday, I hate being late. Not because I like being on time but because I hate to miss the worship. To sing together…

“…Lord, save me.  Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him…”  –Matthew 14:30b-31a Here’s an example of another storm. This time Jesus was nowhere to be seen.  Well, not at first anyway. Then he was walking on water and asked Peter to have the faith to walk to him. I often wonder…

“One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.”” –Luke 8:22 What Jesus didn’t say here was “Let’s go to the middle of the lake and drown.”  There was a storm coming and he told the disciples the destination – the other side of the lake.  So…

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