DIG for Sunday the 20th of March…..we all have a part to play in church…..Hebrews 10 v 24 and 25


We had a wonderful service at church today, with many people involved.

One elder opened, another received the offering and a different one led us in communion.

My wife Nunsy led us in worship, while numerous people shared, prayed and ministered one to another.

We had a sister singing in tongues and then bring us a great message from the Word and had words of love and encouragement from the Lord through another sister.

And what you may ask was I as pastor doing while all this was going on?

Well, I was sitting in a comfy chair at the back of the church being ministered to!

Church never has been and never should be a “one man show”.

Yes, a church should have a pastor but they are not the most important person in the fellowship; we are all ministers, one to another.

Everyone can minister; we can all encourage, edify and exhort each other, that is what Hebrews 10 v 24 and 25 says to us.

We can pray for each other, build each other up and go to one another for help.

And this should be happening in church.

I was so happy as a pastor this morning to see the fellowship minister as a body; it was wonderful to see.

Yes, you should all go to church in order to receive, however at the same time you should go with the attitude of wanting to help, give and bless.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the local church, thank you that you set this in place for our encouragement, edification and exhortation”.

Hebrews 10 v 24 and 25…..And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching


DIG for Saturday the 19th of March…..I am not a sinner saved by grace…..Ephesians 2 v 8

Thanks to Sean for the DIG today…..

Living where we live in the UK and if you mix in what is referred to as ‘Christian Circles’ it will not be long until someone will speak about their position before God and use the phrase: ‘I’m just a sinner saved by Grace’.

This is said usually by someone who in false humility wants to show their place before God and thus keep you in yours.

However, what these folks do not realise is instead they show their ignorance of the Scriptures and pervert Ephesians 2:8.

Does this sound harsh, yes, but if someone perverts scripture and turns it into a tradition based on a lie how else should we take it.

We can respectfully talk to the person but nine times out of ten that person has no real interest in what you say and is more interested in hanging on to their tradition.

Why should we even care if the person is a believer? We care because it is a lie.

When I was born again and accepted Jesus into my life I became a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17 and Galatians 6:15).

I am not that sinful person anymore as my spirit has been born again (John 3:3-7 & 1 Peter 1:23).

But I’m not just saved by grace, there is the step of faith that I have to take and accept Jesus finished work on the cross (John 17:20-21; 2Corinthians 4:13 & Hebrews 11:16).

The key is that this verse in Ephesians uses the past tense.

It states what I have to do in faith and it expresses God’s grace.

The other way, which is a perversion of the truth, focuses on our perceived ‘condition of sin’ rather than the one who dealt with sin once and for all, if we only accept it.

Speak this out today:…..”Thank you Lord that I am no longer a sinner and that thanks to your finished work I am indeed a new creation. I may have been a sinner once but I am now the righteousness of God in Christ thanks to Jesus.

Ephesians 2 v 8…..For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God