Episode 1032 • Angus Buchan
God doesn't want anyone to perish but everyone to come to know Him. His desire is to have a personal relationship with each of us. What a beautiful scripture is 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."
Episode 1031 • Angus Buchan
Angus encourages us to keep on keeping on. Keep praying and trusting in God. Ecclesiastes 11:1 "Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days." Isaiah 32:20 "Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, Who send out freely the feet of the ox and the donkey." Psalm 126:5-6 "Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him."
Episode 1030 • Angus Buchan
We know the enemy wants to destroy us but that Jesus wants to give us life and life abundantly as it says in John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." Let us trust in Him wholeheartedly.
Episode 1029 • Angus Buchan
Psalm 133 "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore."
The Lord's prayer
Episode 1026 • Angus Buchan
God gave us a beautiful prayer to pray and today Angus reminds us to go back to it, to learn it by heart and teach it to our children. They will remember it when they need it. Matthew 6:9-13 "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
This way but once
Episode 1024 • Angus Buchan
Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Today Angus reminds us of the brevity of life and how precious and fleeting our time here is.
Patience is a virtue
Episode 1023 • Angus Buchan
Patience is defined as concentrated strength. Today Angus reminds us what a virtue it is to be patient. Romans 5:3-4 "And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope."
Respect for God
Episode 1020 • Angus Buchan
Revelation 1:12-18 "Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death."
Episode 1018 • Angus Buchan
Angus reminds us to weigh up the cost of our achievements. Sometimes the promotion is not worth sacrificing time with your family. God's first love is the family unit. We need to fight to protect our family units. Ecclesiastes 1:14 "I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind."
Keep your guard up
Episode 1017 • Angus Buchan
Angus uses the sports analogy ‘keep your guard up’ from boxing. If you don’t keep your guard up, you are going to lose the fight because your opponent is going to knock you out. As Christians we are also called to keep focussed and prepared especially when things are going well. 1 Kings 19:1-41
The fear of man
Episode 1016 • Angus Buchan
God gives us the confidence we need to overcome the fear of man. Like it says in Proverbs 29:25 "The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe." Psalm 81:10 "I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it." Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
For God's sake
Episode 1015 • Angus Buchan
Salvation is a free gift for everyone by God's grace. Today Angus reminds us not to hawk the message of Jesus for personal gain. 3 John 7 "because they went forth for His name’s sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles." Romans 10:9 "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Alone with Jesus
Episode 1012 • Angus Buchan
We are all leading busy lives - but spending time alone with Jesus is imperative for our walk as Christians. John 8:9 "Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst."
Iron sharpening iron
Episode 1011 • Angus Buchan
Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." Hebrews 12:11 "Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."
Trust in God
Episode 1010 • Angus Buchan
The things worth having in this life you cannot buy with money. James 1:9-11 "Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits."