Leading Home Bible Study for Children (RB)

Today I am sharing this very helpful resource for anyone leading home Bible studies for children. Hope you find it useful

Establish the need: How do I teach my children? Purpose: This session we will look at three points concerning Parents have an obligation to teach …

Leading Home Bible Study for Children

Hidden in my Heart

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

My family and I are experiencing a challenging time at the moment. this means I am blogging on the go, and so please excuse any formatting or lack thereof!

Over the past few days, I do not think I have stood still for one moment! My time with God has been seriously restricted, as has my time in his word.

Can you relate? Have you had similar seasons in life?

I rejoice that I have had opportunities to store God’s word in my heart in the past, and can draw on those resources now.

I strongly encourage you to hide God’s word in your heart during the sunny seasons in life. Life will always throw times of trouble at us, but we can prepare ahead of time.

This verse tells us that by hiding God’s word in our hearts, we will reduce the risk of sin. The more Bible we have within us, the stronger we will be to face temptation when it comes. And temptation is harder to resist during times of trouble, when we are tired or stressed.

Thank God for his precious word!

Change of plans

It was my intention this week, to begin a series on Psalm 37 and to also write about the Prodigal son. however, I have had a change of plans…

Unfortunately my father had a pretty bad fall at the weekend, and has had a stay in hospital.

I thank God his injuries were not worse, and I’m pleased to report he is now home.

It has been a tough situation on all the family, so would very much welcome your prayers at this time.

As you can imagine, I have not had much time to write! in the next few days therefore, I will share some older posts of mine and posts from fellow bloggers who I am sure you will enjoy reading.

I hope that normal life, whatever that is, will resume again shortly and I can return to my keyboard.

In the meantime, I thank God that he is indeed in control. He has watched over us as a family, and I praise him for that.

If you are going through a difficult time at the moment, I can relate! I would love the opportunity to pray for you to, so do get in touch.

Have a fabulous day, whatever you are getting up to, and keep on keeping on! don’t allow a change of plans to derail your faith, and know that Christ is always with you.

We’re Here to Serve God (PoW) – Andy Brown

Pearls of Wisdom As Christians, we are here to serve the Lord, not the other way around I am certainly not against all television ministries, but an unguarded look at Christian TV might make you think that Christianity is all about getting the best life you can. Some falsely lead you into thinking that having…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2020/07/06/were-here-to-serve-god-pow/

Fix the Roof (PoW)

Pearls of Wisdom

Fix the roof while the Sun is shining

Are you putting something off that you know you ought to be doing?

For instance, have you been putting off your regular dental checks? you may not have toothache right now, and perhaps you just don’t have the time to visit the dentist or want to face the expense at the moment.

Perhaps your car has been making an unusual sound, the occasional whiff of smoke, or even the check engine light has come on. Yet, you have not found the time to visit the Mechanic.

Maybe you knew about a hole in your roof, yet the summer has stretched out before you without a drop of rain in sight.I will fix the roof later, you think, but later never comes. While later may not have come, if you live in the UK, the rain certainly will!

Turning to spiritual matters, perhaps there is a sin or bad habit in your life that you know you need to be rid of.

Maybe you have felt the Lord leading you to pick up your bible more often, or to kneel down in prayer more frequently. later, you think…

My advice to you today is to fix the roof while the Sun is shining! Because you never know when a raincloud may form.

Don’t put things off that you know you need to do now. Do not wait until it is too late!

When the toothache comes or the car breaks down in the middle of the road, you will wish you had taken the necessary steps in advance.

Likewise, when the storms of life hit you, and they will, you will regret not having a firm grasp on your Bible or not having spent more time with the Lord in prayer.

The ultimate example is to put off making a commitment to Jesus Christ as your saviour and Lord.do not put this off dear reader! Get on your knees today and commit your life to Jesus! Do it now, while you can, for later may not come.

Take my advice today, fix the roof while the Sun is shining! And have a great day

Why Does God Allow Suffering? – Andy Brown

We take a little break from the book of Acts to consider this question today. Many individuals over the centuries have tried to answer this one, and the vast majority were cleverer than I am! I offer a few thoughts here which I hope you find helpful. The argument often goes something like this. If…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2020/06/29/why-does-god-allow-suffering/

We Are Not Orphans – Revisited and Updated

It is all about Jesus! If you agree, then I’m quite certain you will be touched by this beautiful post from Bruce Cooper. Enjoy

John 14:18 NASB “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” How is it that one can come to love Jesus when we’ve never met him? How do you…

We Are Not Orphans – Revisited and Updated

Comfort Is No Indicator (PoW) – Andy Brown

Pearls of Wisdom When we step out in faith, perhaps for a new ministry venture or simply to share the Gospel with a friend, and it does not go according to plan… it can be all too easy to think that we completely missed God’s will. Maybe you have experienced this yourself at times. You…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2021/05/11/comfort-is-no-indicator-pow/

Listening carefully

Today, by way of a change, I share a very brief audio message about listening to God. Hope you enjoy!

1,000 posts. We’re only just beginning!

I wanted to share this great success from a fellow UK Christian blogger, and another Andy B!

The Berry bunch are doing great things for the Lord, and offer a huge variety of media to encourage and uplift you. If you do not currently follow them, I strongly encourage you to check them out!

Well done to Andy and family for this first 1000 posts!

This is your 1,000th post from the BerryBunch. And, well, we thought we should mark this in some way, so here we are!

1,000 posts. We’re only just beginning!

Live for Eternity (PoW#17) – Andy Brown

Pearl of Wisdom #’17 We ought to spend our time here, preparing for there In our society, which is largely anti-God, anti-Christian and promotes evolution, humanism and secularism, it is hardly surprising that people think very little about eternity – life after death. If you take a Christian worldview, then you believe and understand that…
— Read on andy-brown.org/2018/09/24/live-for-eternity-pow17/

Planted by Him

Sunrise over Lundy, North of Dundee, Scotland.Photography courtesy of Ben Bremner, https://www.facebook.com/groups/scotlandsscenery/permalink/…

Planted by Him