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speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Your mindset

When you say “I’m going to trust God and I’m not going to worry about ‘this'”, guess what your mind thinks about? Usually not about trusting God: in fact, it starts worrying about ‘THIS’! It’s especially the same thing when you are upset about something that someone else said or did, you mind just plays it over, time and time again. You try to focus on something else, and it the anger or frustration or hurt bubbles back up to the surface and you replay once again the whole scenario!

“Well, I’m just not going to think about that right now!”

How’s that workin’ for you?

The mind can be so fickle – it has to be trained to focus!
Is you mind set on Christ and God within? Have you set your mind on the Spirit, which is life and peace?

Our challenge, as Christians, is to have the discipline to set our minds on “things of the Spirit”, as expressed in Romans 8.

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

A helper who is just right

Lectionary Genesis 2:18-24 A helper who is “just right” You’ve all heard the 10 reasons why God created, Eve, right? God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because He knew men would never ask for directions. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

We all stumble in many ways

If you asked me to name my favourite book of the Bible, I would be hard-pressed to choose between Proverbs and James.  This could be because James seems to be so knowledgeable about Proverbs.  The book of James is quite short:  it has only five chapters and is known for its practical wisdom and common sense.…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Put on the full armour of God…

Lectionary: Ephesians 6:10-20 The Bible depicts countless battles. From Genesis to Revelation,  from the time Cain killed his brother Abel, right down to the present day and even into the predicted future and the Apocalypse. In fact, it is estimated that more than 14,500 wars have been fought from 3600 B.C. to present day. Think…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

We all make mistakes sometime…

Lectionary: 2 Samuel 11: 1-15 The story of David is not about a saint. He had many faults, numerous sins throughout his life. As John Walton writes, “God has not given us the Bible with the intention that we put the heroes of the faith up on pedestals of awe and reverence. In contrast, we…

Repentance: A pain to gain

I have to admit that of all the topics to write and talk about, repentance has been the most difficult. It is difficult to write about repentance because: first, it is hard to accept that we make mistakes and do wrongs (whether consciously or unconsciously). Second, it is hard to tell others that we need…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, and I would like to take this time to celebrate women in the Church! I realise that throughout Church history, we have had leaders who have said: “What is the difference whether it is in a wife or a mother, it is still Eve the temptress that we…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Sunlight and Street Lamps

Sunlight is said to be the best bleach and streetlamps the most effective police officers… Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Luke 1:46b-55 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24 John 1:6-8; 19-28 Growing up here in Panama, I went to Boarding School in Chame. As a child, after playing games or skating on the basketball court, we’d head…