They Left the Boat: the Cost of Pursuing Jesus

They Left the Boat: the Cost of Pursuing Jesus

I have innocently had people say "oh, so you practice a different religion to your parents" (my family are Muslim). And I just want to say: you're getting me wrong. You've got my motivation wrong. I'm not a Christian because I'm a moralistic person who likes Judeo-Christian values and church traditions. I am a Christian [...]

When the Dark Cloud Sets Again

When the Dark Cloud Sets Again

The cloud has set yet again over you. You have been here before but it is no less troubling. You remind yourself of truth. You know God is sovereign. You know He is good. You know you have an imperishable hope. Yet your heart seems numb. It does not seem to react. How do we [...]

Hypothetical faith

Hypothetical faith

I don’t want a hypothetical faith. If something is hypothetical, it is based on a hypothesis, a theory.  It is presumed. It may or may not be reality. Since we are saved by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9), we cannot leave the question of whether we truly have saving faith up to a hypothesis, an “I believe [...]