Category: Life College

  • Tree of Life International Ministry School

    Tree of Life International Ministry School

    As a couple, Olive and I have been coming into a period of grace and overflow. There is a lot to be said for loving others because you have an overflow in your own lives. Loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength causes the springs of love, peace, joy, patience, goodness, kindness, […]

  • Disputable Matters

    Disputable Matters

    Olive and I are following Nicky Gumbel’s excellent Bible in One Year reading plan. This morning’s NT reading was Romans 14. When it comes to disputable (but important) matters there is no better guidance than that given in this chapter about how Christians should deal with them. Paul takes two important topics (vegetarianism and holy […]

  • At the Mention of Your Name

    At the Mention of Your Name

    “The foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of man and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” 1 Cor. 1: 25. One of the things that encourages me that the Lord is coming back soon is how well the world has been prepared for His coming. The knowledge of God’s ways […]

  • What is a human being?

    What is a human being?

    Nicky Gumbel uses an analogy to describe the limitations of science in one of the excellent Alpha videos. If someone finds a cake then if they are a scientist they could potentially tell you what it was made of, when it was made and how it was made but without knowing the cake maker they […]

  • God is Love

    God is Love

    1 Corinthians 13:4-8 describes what love is. God is love (1 John 4: 8, 16) so therefore this passage also describes God. These attributes describe the way God the Holy Spirit is when He is working in us. It explains how He acts towards us and towards others. If you love to gaze upon the […]

  • Dwelling in a Dark Place

    Dwelling in a Dark Place

    Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;” 1 Kings 8:12 When God decided to show the Israelites (and us) what Heaven was like (Hebrews 8:5), He instructed Moses to build a Tabernacle or a Tent. This had three parts which represent the three heavens. The Most Holy Place (Exodus […]

  • Romans 7 and 8: The Reality of the Christian Walk

    Romans 7 and 8: The Reality of the Christian Walk

    Some years ago I put myself under a form of holiness teaching that said, among other things, that a Spirit-filled, born again Christian had moved beyond Romans 7 to Romans 8, i.e. the experience of Paul in Romans 7 no longer applied. This is patent nonsense to anyone who is in any way alive but […]

  • Not by might or power

    Not by might or power

    For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. 1 Corinthians 8:5,6 […]

  • Seeing the Bigger Picture

    Seeing the Bigger Picture

    God moves at levels we have very little understanding of.  We have two lovely and intelligent dogs but they have no idea what I do when I go to work.  In fact they have no concept of what my work is nor even that there is such a thing as work.  All they are aware […]

  • Throwing Eve under the Bus

    Throwing Eve under the Bus

    One of my friends on Facebook asked a question on his feed one day: “Why did Adam do it?”  He didn’t answer the question but simply referred to Paul’s comments on the incident in 1 Timothy 2:13-14: 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into […]