The truth at the right time

Titus 1:2-3 NLT says, “ This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God-who does not lie-promised them before the world began. [3] And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Saviour that I have been entrusted with this work for him.”

God reveal His truth that Jesus Christ saves at the right time. We can be confident we have eternal life because of Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection for us. God promised this salvation long ago and He does not lie. Like the Apostle Paul, it is our job to reveal the message of salvation to everyone. It is the work we are entrusted to. Jesus told us this when He told us to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).

Dear God, thank You for Jesus dying for my sin on the cross. I pray You will forgive my sins. I want Jesus to be the Lord and Saviour of my life. I want to live my life for Your Kingdom. Help me to share my faith with those around me. I pray they will trust Jesus too. Amen.

He loves us and draws us to Himself

Jeremiah 31:3 NLT says, “ Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”

In this simple verse we see five things if we read it slowly and take our time to meditate on it.

1. God tells us He loves us

2. He calls us His people

3. He loves us with an everlasting love

4. His love is unfailing love

5. He has drawn us to Himself

These five things show us that God loves us deeply and He draws us to Himself. I think this is worth reflecting on today.

If you do not know the love of God, I would encourage you to visit my salvation page above.

Build each other up

1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT says, “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing”.

In the first part of this verse Paul tells the Thessalonians to encourage each other and build each other up. He sees it as something very important for all Christians and church goers. The world and the trials we go through can bring us down at times, so we all need encouragement. Then in the second part of the verse Paul says, “just as you are already doing”. Paul has already seen this practice in them, but he doesn’t want them to rest on their laurels, he wants them to continue in it. Encouragement is vital for us all to continue on in Christ. Especially “all the more as we see the great day of Christ’s return approaching” (Hebrews 10:25).


Dear God, please help me to encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that I can continue to be a person to build people up in their faith and trust in You. I pray I can do this each and every day. I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living for God’s eternal city

The Bible says in Revelation 3:12 NLT – All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God-the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name.

This passage is written to the church of Philadelphia who it says had little strength but continued to be obedient to God’s Word and did not deny Jesus (v8). In this short passage there is some encouragement that gives us a future hope.

1. Being obedient to God’s Word and not denying Jesus is the key to being victorious, if you do…

2. You will become pillars in the temple of God

3. You will have the name of God written on you

4. You will become citizens of God’s city, the new Jerusalem

5. God will write a new name on you

If we continue to follow Jesus and live by God’s Word in this life we will live in the New Jerusalem. This is God’s eternal city. That is great news!

Jesus is the way

This week I have been thinking about the plaque on the wall behind me and the verse on it. As we can see it comes from John 14:6. It says…

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.”

As I have thought about this verse I reflected on how Jesus really is the Way. As I pondered four things came to mind.

1. Jesus is the way to pardon

1 John 1:9 – But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

Because of Adam’s fall all mankind is affected by sin. It permeates our world and our lives. Each of us becomes accountable for our own sin.

The good news is that Jesus’ death on the cross paid the price for our sin. He alone is the way to pardon through repentance and faith in Him.

No one else is all the world can pardon us but Jesus. Jesus is the way to pardon.

2. Jesus is the way to purity

1 John 1:7 – But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.

Jesus Christ is the way to purity of heart. His shed blood on the cross was done so we could be reconciled to God.

Jesus left the glories of heaven knowing full well His mission. It was to come and seek and save the lost as Luke 19:10 tells us.

Jesus’ blood covers all of our sins. In fact, it washes them away. Not just some sins, but all sins.

3. Jesus is the way to peace

John 14:27 – I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

The world like never before is lacking peace. At every turn we hear of wars, terrorism, mass shootings, hatred, separation, drug abuse and more.

People seek for peace in many ways. Some through family, some through possessions, some through education, some through wrong relationships.

Jesus is the only way to true and lasting peace deep in our souls. When we turn our lives over to Him, He promises to give us a peace that is not of this world. It tells us in Philippians 4:7.

We need the peace of heaven in this life. The only place to get is from Jesus.

4. Jesus is the way to power

Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

Many in this world seek power for their own good and own glory. They want to rule and lead others. They want to build their own kingdoms.

Christians however seek a power that comes from on high. They seek the power not for their own glory, but for God’s glory.

As Christians we want the power Jesus to live lives that overcome this world. We also seek power to help those around us and to share our faith with others. It is a selfless power we want.

Jesus is the way to power. When we put our faith and trust in Jesus, we receive the Holy Spirit who empowers us from on high. The first step is to trust Jesus.


So today as we take time to stop and remember Jesus and His sacrifice for us. Let us remember. Jesus is the way to pardon, the way to purity, the way to peace and the way to power.

Let us pray.