What legacy do you want your children to have? What deposit or mark are you leaving? Proverbs is a letter or series of letters from a dad to his son. Lessons learned, experiences survived and mistakes made that Solomon (the generally accepted writer of Proverbs) wanted his son to learn or avoid. At some stage Solomon sat down and thought through what to write down as useful advice.
The word guardian (Greek – paidagogos) is more fully translated as school teachers, tutors or instructors. Specifically those who teach little children.
Paul contrasts this with the role he believed was required … father (Greek – pater).
In urging us to imitate his life Paul is speaking to those who were intimately involved in his life, not as a teacher on a platform but as someone they knew in daily life. He is able to use Timothy because of his “sonship”. Timothy’s real personal knowledge of Paul’s lifestyle not just his teaching.
Sunday night’s new teaching series is a study of the book of Romans and this week God was refreshing some old truths I already knew and revealing some new truths that I hadn’t seen before. In writing Romans Paul was writing to a church that had little relationship with him, not one that he had […]
As Claire & I look forward at the coming year, writing down the vision, the plans, and the faith goals we have such a sense of expectancy. Vision Sunday on 8th January will begin the next phase of the unfolding destiny God has for all of us here at WHBC. So as a springboard for the year we […]
One of the enduring comments from Destiny 2011 was a comment by Pastor Paul Brady that we were not to go up a level but to increase a whole dimension. In other words to expect things to grow in every area … higher, wider & deeper. Since then a bible passage has been running round […]
Holiday brings a challenge!! Claire & I recently celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary with a holiday in Mexico where for the first time in our lives we paid for an all-inclusive 4-star holiday. The holiday was amazing!!! The location & hotel even better than the brochure suggested!! But what made the holiday so great? Well […]
This year’s challenge to read the entire bible in a year is part of the “Devoted” vision. Devotion is a love based action that shows our minds and hearts are truly focused on the right person/things. If the bible really is the most important book we have then how much time do we give to […]