This section of God's Word for You contains collections of previous and current Thought for the Week segments.
All Things New is a series of meditations on the 'new' things God does in those who return to him.
A small collection of brief devotional thoughts on Christmas.
This collection looks briefly at forty-one encounters between Jesus and various people from Luke's Gospel. Here you will catch a glimpse of both the sheer authority and the intimate compassion of Jesus Christ. Here you will be encouraged to both trust and love him as you put yourself in these encounters. These meditations are available as a paperback here.
This series of thoughts is currently progressing step by step through Paul's letter to the Ephesians, looking at key concepts and their implications for Christians today.
Freedom is a precious and costly outcome of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, yet so often it is overlooked, so often it is misunderstood, and so often it is abused. This series of meditations looks at the various aspects of Gospel freedom, including what we are saved from and what we are saved for. It also looks at misconceptions about Gospel freedom and the abuse of Gospel freedom.
Thoughts in this section address selected current issues.
This collection of previous Thought for the Week segments brings out key concepts from thirteen of Christ's parables.
There are many of the choices that Christians have to make moment by moment, and day by day, in which God has already told us which choice to make. He has told us, for example, not to kill, not to tell lies, not to steal, not to commit adultery. The right choice is clear, regardless of whether or not we make the right choice.
But there are other choices that are not so clearly defined by God - where there is no specific 'do this' or 'don't do this'. When confronted by such situations, where there is no specific command relating to the choice confronting us, there are a number of biblical principles and priorities that point us to the line of action appropriate for those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. This series looks at number of these prinicples and priorities.
These collected thoughts look at twenty of the promises given by Jesus Christ in the Gospel of John. These promises give amazing assurance to all who believe in Christ.
This collection of previous Thought for the Week segments gives brief comments on sixteen significant salvation concepts from Paul's letter to the Colossian Christians.
This series of thoughts looks at Paul's teaching on salvation in his letter to the Ephesians.
A developing collection of thoughts about the significance of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Based on Paul's letter to the Romans this collection of twenty-four thoughts looks at the gift of imputed righteousness, God's declaration of legal acquittal, which is granted equally to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ.
This series of meditations looks at the name by which God identified himself to Moses in Exodus 3:14, tracking its significance in the Old Testament, and highlighting Jesus Christ's use of this name in reference to himself.
This brief collection of thoughts contains the Thought for the Week items posted during the cinema screening of the movie The Passion of the Christ.
A developing series of meditations on Isaiah.
A developing series of meditations on Revelation.
This series of thoughts presents selected devotional concepts from the Psalms.
Thoughts on Creation investigates the biblical teaching on creation and its implications for Christian faith and life.
These short meditations on prayer are mostly sourced and adapted from longer studies on prayer on this website.
Thoughts on the Church is a series of weekly meditations on the nature of the church based on the teaching of the New Testament.
This brief collection of thoughts focuses on biblical concepts that encourage believers to live with faith in God and faithfulness to God in the midst of the sin and suffering of this present age.
Understanding Grace is a series of meditations on God's amazing grace lavished upon us in Christ Jesus.
This collection of thoughts is an updated and expanded version of the thoughts archived in the 'Images of God' file. It contains short meditations on various images used by the Bible to communicate truth about the nature and character of God.
This developing series of meditations looks at some of the Bible's answer to the question 'What is human?'
In Romans 12:2 Paul wrote: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind...’
In Ephesians 4:17-18 he wrote: ‘So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.’
As Christians we must reclaim the fact that our minds and our thinking are important. It could well be that the abdication of the Christian mind in favour of emotion and experience is the reason that it has been so easily seduced by the many isms currently impacting the church.
This series of articles cannot tell you everything about the beliefs presented; nor can it address every ideology that affects us. What it aims to do is to alert you to some of the powerful ideas that are sometimes subtly and sometimes blatantly attacking the foundations of Christian faith, undermining Christian confidence, changing the focus of Christian thought, and setting the Christian adrift on seas of uncertainty. It aims to challenge the reader to throw off these seductive thought patterns and return to a Bible based, Christ centred mindset, in which there is also a return to the joy, peace and assurance which has always gone hand in hand with the true knowledge of Jesus Christ.