Posts by Elizabeth Laubscher

What does the Bible say about Giving?

WHAT DOES HE BIBLE SAY ABOUT GIVING? As Christians we want our view of giving, money and possessionsto be shaped by God’s Word and not our increasingly materialistic culture. During his ministry, Jesus Christ taught extensively about these things. He warned clearly about the danger of loving money more than God; he urged his followers […]

Y.O.L.0

Y.O.L.O “You only live once…” How should we respond to the truth that we only get one shot at life? One approach is hedonism. You only live once, therefore maximise selfish pleasure and sensual experience. Frank Sinatra, who seemed to have given this approach a good go, famously said: “You only live once, and the […]

Expressing Ourselves When We Sing

Expressing ourselves when we sing There are countless passages in the Bible which speak of praising God, and many reasons why we should praise God, (we are “called out of darkness” – 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 4:11“Praise Him for His mighty deeds” and Psalm 150:2). Of course,one of the biggest reasons, if not the biggest […]

The Call of Every Christian

The Call of Every Christian… When we read Jesus’ great commission in Matthew 28:18-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of allnations…” or Acts 1:8, “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We might be tempted to think that this call is only […]

DOXOLOGY: THE GOAL OF THEOLOGY

DOXOLOGY: THE GOAL OF THEOLOGY STUDYING GOD IS NOT ONLY FOR MENTAL STIMULATION… J.I Packer is quoted as saying, “Theology is for doxology and devotion—that is, the praise of God and the practice of godliness.” Theology comes from the Greek word “Theos” which means God, to engage in theology is to study God or his […]

The Shame and Power of the Cross

The Shame and Power of the Cross… As we consider the events of Good Friday, we might wonder, “Isn’t it a bit bizarre to celebrate the agonizing death of Jesus on a Cross?” Many people during the 1st Century felt the same (or even more perplexed by this); as Paul writes, “we preach Christ crucified: […]