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."
Blessed are the peacemakers
Episode 1009 • Angus Buchan
Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." The Bible says we are called to be peacemakers (not peacekeepers) A people who speak the truth and not peacekeepers who often have to compromise the truth for the sake of keeping the peace.
Change in lifestyle
Episode 1008 • Angus Buchan
When we have a real encounter with the Lord we won't be able to be the same. We will desire to love for God out of a love for Him. 1 Peter 4:1-5 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit. The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."
The lazy man
Episode 1007 • Angus Buchan
Angus reminds us that God created us to work. He encourages us to stop coveting other peoples achievements and start getting on with the work ourselves. Proverbs 21:25-26 "The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor. He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare." Proverbs 13:4 "The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich."
Episode 1006 • Angus Buchan
We are saved by grace which is God's undeserved love and mercy towards us. Living a Godly life brings peace and joy to us and keeps us close to the Father. Hebrews 12:14 "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:" Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,"
Episode 1004 • Angus Buchan
Angus encourages us to do good to the people around us. It could be giving a meal or praying for someone who needs prayer. Even a cup of tea and a listening ear can make all the difference to a person. Acts 10:38 "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."
No more discussion
Episode 1000 • Angus Buchan
Luke 9:62 'But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”' Angus encourages us to stop talking about doing things for Jesus and start doing them. Start telling people about Jesus, telling them what He has done for you, what He means to you and how much He loves them.
Episode 997 • Angus Buchan
1 Peter 5:8-11 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen."
Episode 994 • Angus Buchan
Angus tells us a sad but victorious story about a soldier that took place in the 9140's. John 15:13 says, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." This is the ultimate. I want to say to you that Jesus Christ loves you so much, that He gave His life for you.
Episode 992 • Angus Buchan
In this episode, Angus speaks about Peter (the big fisherman). After spending time with Jesus his life transformed. He found a lively hope. The King James translation calls it "A living hope". 1 Peter 1:3 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"
A purchased people
Episode 991 • Angus Buchan
If you love Jesus Christ and He is the savior of your life, then I want to say to you today that you have been purchased by a great price. 1 Pet 2:9 says, "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."