Pastor's Desk

The Goodness of Death
With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” (Isa 35:3-4, NLT) In 1789 it is said of President Benjamin Franklin that when the American constitution was ratified he quipped, “nothing is certain except death and taxes”. Read more

PCR Test
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus the Son of God—let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin. Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need. Read more

Why We Pray
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 19:14, ESV) Scottish preacher Dr. William Philip gives this wonderful illustration about the Christian’s position in prayer. “The story is told that one-day President John F Kennedy was in the oval office in a meeting with VIPs and leaders. Strict instructions had been given to White House staff and security that under no circumstances was anybody to come in and disturb this meeting. Read more

Pray and Pray
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matt 6:6, ESV) I have been incredibly encouraged by speaking with many of you over the past few weeks about wanting to have a deeper prayer life. This is certainly something that the true disciples of Jesus Christ want, a greater intimacy with our Heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit. Read more