Have you ever gotten to the point where you don’t know who you are or what you want anymore and, when you think about it, you’re not even sure you like who you’ve become?
I want to encourage you: We are God’s inspired creations, we’re chosen and every one of us is needed!
Some days it's hard to bite your tongue. You want to say 'I told you so'. The hurt you might have felt can still linger.
So what does it mean to welcome prodigals?
What does it mean to act like a Father who always goes to meet lost children?
It's one of the oldest plotlines in the world: a youngster longs for adventure, burns his bridges at home, gets onto the open road and in time gets into a mess. That's when they realise they have a choice. You can stay in the mess or you can return home - but changed…
What have we learnt about prayer over the years? Can it be as simple as Jesus makes out?
How do we handle the times when we ask, knock, seek but find that it all doesn’t work out as we thought it should?
It’s hard being right all the time!
What if we could take the burden of judging others off our shoulders.
What if we believed that they don’t have to answer to us?
What if we practised grace a bit more?
Would that mean we would become gullible or lose discernment?
Can you be discerning and not judge?
Religious people have become experts at making spiritual practises complicated. They get twisted by our motives as well as the lengths we go to make ourselves look better than we are.
What if we could just keep it simple? More normal? What would be gained?
What does Jesus really mean in the Sermon on the Mount about enemies?
Is this really how we should act towards evil people, structural injustice, and deep-seated enemies? If we think it is unlikely, what is the alternative?
If we do follow Jesus’ teaching, what might it look like today?