HBC Blog (Page 59)

HBC Blog (Page 59)

Unleashing the Fruit of the Spirit

Do you remember when you became a Christian; that time when you surrendered your life to Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Saviour? Do you remember what you were like then as a person as opposed to now? Is there any difference? The decision to live for Christ doesn’t stop with a decision. It must be followed by a changed lifestyle.

10 Ways to Give as God Gives

1. Give to someone who cannot give the same to you in return. Mark 14:7 “For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me.” 2. Give secretly. Matthew 6:1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your…

Grace Filled Relationships Bring Change

Romans 1:12 “I’m eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way each of us will be a blessing to the other.” Have you ever had the sincere intention of changing something in your life yet have failed to turn it into reality? Looking back over my past, I’ve found myself getting frustrated with all the ‘good intentions’ I’ve…

2,366,820,000

Rightly or wrongly, I consider myself a fairly open person – a “what you see is what you get” kind of guy. But, there are some things that people will never know about me. Some things I don’t want them to know – things about me that I’m not proud of; some things that I consider personal; some habits that are idiosyncratic; others just…

Manly, Rugged Love

If you don’t believe me that “love” is a masculine word and action, take a look at 1 Corinthians 16:13,14, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” Verse 13 sounds manly and rugged, but what’s up with 14? How does love fit?

Don’t be Complacant

I read where a school principle in the US was required to publicly apologise for reading a poem to his students that criticised the state’s law that prohibited the mention of God in public schools. One wonders why he apologised. He must have known it would cause flack. If he had the courage to read it – why didn’t he have the courage to say no to an…

Blasé about Communication?

“HELLO FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION” was the subject of the email, and he went on to speak about a few mundane matters. I read it with interest and promptly answered his email and sent it off. I am not permitted to quote from his email, but I have added a picture from the group he sent us.