Is there something you have seen or heard someone do (maybe you are that someone) and you thought to yourself, “oh my word, that person should never get away with that! I hope punishment rains down on them.”? Truth is we all deserve punishment to rain down on us. We were all born bad, sin made us bad.

BUT let’s read what Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-10 (

Instead of punishment and death raining down – undeserved mercy, kindness, love, grace (favour), salvation rained down. We went from bad to good. And not because of anything we could ever do, but because of EVERYTHING Jesus did.



Matthew Mole – It’s Simple Child

We live in a world which complicates and confuses truth. Matthew Mole sings “Because I – I believe in such a faith, Strong enough that it will break these, Worldly intentions and make a change”. These are simple lyrics. He believes in a faith which makes change in the world!

Romans 10:9 ( simplifies the core of the Christian faith to declaring Christ as Lord and believing it in your hearts. This morning I urge you to ask God to reveal this truth to your heart. Make this ‘heart belief’ of Christ as Lord the soundtrack of your life.



Many new things might have already happened this year and many new things will definitely happen. You will be in a different grade, a different class, a different teacher, you will probably meet new friends. You may even be going to a new school.

Romans 8:28 says, “…God works for the good…” Whatever new and different things happen, God will work everything for His good and our good. God is so powerful and so clever that He is able to turn everything that happens in our lives and on the earth for His good and our good.

Read Romans 8:28 here –



South Africa, like the rest of the world,is broken. Our world is broken, like a shattered mirror. Like a broken bicycle that is trying to move, our country is trying to go forward, but is struggling. We fight each other. We lie to our parents. We pollute the planet.

The good news to focus on, is that, although we live in a broken world and we may have been broken, when we come into relationship with Jesus, we are made NEW in Him.

Read 2 Corinthians 5:17 here –

Spend time thinking about God, the one who makes all things NEW.