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Saturday, October 21, 2006


Contrary to modern culture, worship does not begin with music, but with
God. In fact, everything begins with Him, the living Logos ( Word ), the
Alpha and the Omega-Beginning and End. So we read in the beginning
of John's gospel, " In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God." ( John 1:1 ) Announcing the arrival of Christ
on earth, John writes, " and the Word became flesh and dwelt among
us. "( v14,NASB )

If we believe Jesus is preeminent, and , therefore, must be the centrepiece

of our living and our worship, a little common logic leads us down this path.
Jesus is the centre of all true worship.

Jesus is the Word of God.

Therefore, the Word of God is the centre of all true worship for all time.


Please pause for a moment after you have read this and think about what
is at the centre of your worship today . Go on, be be honest with yourself.
If you discover that it is not Jesus then I would urge you to ask Him to give
you the desire to place Him , the living , eternal Word of God, at the very
centre of your life and give Him the worship that He alone deserves..

Thursday, October 05, 2006


"Very often we distance ourselves from Jesus. We say, " What Jesus knew we cannot know, and what Jesus did we cannot do. " But Jesus never puts any distance between Himself and us. He says, " I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father." ( John 15:15 ) and " In all truth I tell you, whoever believes in Me will perform the same works as I do myself , and will perform greater works" ( John 14:12 ).

Indeed we are called to know what Jesus knew and do what Jesus did. Do we really want that, or do we prefer to keep Jesus at arm's length? "

Henri Nouwen.

I pray that each of you who read this will have had a life changing encounter with Jesus, the risen Son of God. Please do not keep Jesus at arms length. He spread out His arms on a tree and died so that you can have a relationship with your Heavenly Father because of His sacrificial death.

If you have never had a relationship with Jesus why not ask Him to come into you life by the power of His Spirit ? If you have lost your first love please don't keep Him at arms length. Come back into His loving arms today. Then He will enable you to do these works that He speaks about, in His name.