Entries by Leigh Robinson

Can We Fully Know Jesus Alone?

Over the last few days I have been re-reading part of Timothy Keller’s great book, “Prayer”, focusing particularly on his chapter entitled “The Prayer of Prayers”. As you would expect, it’s about…

Significant Community

Earlier this year in our Basic Training series I quoted John Stott on the subject of community: “Aloneness is not the will of God either in ordinary life or in the Christian life. People need fellowship, and it is God’s will that they should have it . . . But this basic, biblically recognized need […]

Ready to Risk

Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with an unbeliever is risky business. It has always been that way. Jesus had more people reject his message than he had receive it (John 1:11-12); and the apostles…

Killed for a Cellphone

Just last week a teenager in Alexandra died a horrible death because of a stolen cell phone. Zanele (not her real name), whose parents had both died, was living with her aunt and uncle. Her uncle…

Come!

Last Thursday (29 May) was ‘Ascension Day’ and this coming Sunday (8 June) is ‘Pentecost Sunday’ – two very significant days in our church calendar commemorating two landmark events in redemptive…

I Love Sundays

I love Sundays, especially the first Sundays of the new year. Everyone is back from holiday, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and enthusiastic about the year ahead. Even those of us who remained in Jo’…

Day of Reconciliation

Day of Reconciliation
Yesterday was the Day of Reconciliation. This public holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national…

Reflections on Mandela

The Announcement
Last Thursday night just before 9 o’clock, the Proteas were wrapping up their stunning victory against the visiting Indian cricket team at the Wanderers stadium. Not far away in…

Run for your life!

Sexual impurity has a price tag. And the price is high. Too high! Serious consequences are inevitable.

Fortunately Proverbs says as much about the prevention of sexual impurity as it does about…