My Bible Gems Blog

These are some of my blog posts. I hope you find them helpful. Please do share and comment on them.

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Christ praying that our faith does not fail

When the lights went out

When the lights went out it helped me to think about how Christ is praying for us that our faith fail not.

Coronavirus lockdown

Questions in Lockdown

Just a few thought provoking questions to help us think about how we can make the most of our time in lockdown and benefit from it.

Resurrection of Christ

Easter Lockdown

As we are in lockdown this Easter because of coronavirus I want to think about the first Easter lockdown and remember our Resurrected Saviour.


Mercy in the Plague

Aaron standing between the living and the dead inspired me to think of our need to intercede to God for mercy in this coronavirus pandemic.

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Seeing the beauty of Christmas lights all around caused me to contemplate upon lights in the Bible stories about the incarnation of Christ.

Christmas Grace

Christmas Grace

Take time at this Christmas season to consider God’s wonderful amazing grace based on the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 8v9

Singing Christmas carols

Singing Christmas Carols

Traditional Christmas carols are so filled with good Biblical doctrine that it is worthwhile to consider their basis in scripture.

Underneath are the Everlasting arms

Everlasting Arms

This picture of a milkmaid used to hang on my grandmother’s wall and I used to ponder upon what it was saying. So, I just want to share some thoughts about the milkmaid that help me think of the Everlasting arms of God carrying His children.

Cross of Christ

The 7 sayings of Christ from the cross

This outline is based on the book ‘The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross’ by Arthur W. Pink.

Standing at cross of Christ

Sitting down watching Jesus

Sitting down watching Jesus dying on the cross. Imagine you are there amongst that crowd and think about your reaction to Christ on the cross.

Two Hoots

Two Hoots

Encouragement God gave me after being told the words ‘couldn’t give two hoots what you think.’

Spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning

I love Spring time but I’m not great at the spring cleaning. These are a few thoughts about spiritual spring cleaning for the Christian.

Jesus receives sinners

Receiving Sinners

This man (Jesus) receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. Here are just a few examples of sinners He received.

Jehosheba and family tragedies

Family Tragedies

In this blog I want to introduce you to an amazing woman called Jehosheba who had to endure terrible tragedies and yet shone as a bright star for the LORD.

Pour in the Balm

Perhaps you have suffered some deep hurt in your life. The wound is deep and very sore. No one seems to understand. But you long for healing balm.

Look out your window and pray

I don’t know about you but I like to do things with the help of visual aids and believe it or not I use them in prayer too!

Swallow Instinct

Spiritual thoughts based on the swallow’s instinct to migrate.

Missing Teeth

Meeting some people with missing front teeth got me thinking about what the Bible says concerning teeth.

Love is…

God describes pure agape love in 1 Corinthians 13. These are just a few thoughts about how we should put it into action.

You are so loved

At this time of the year when people’s thoughts are directed to LOVE, I want to say that I believe that marriage is to between a man and a woman as God ordained and that I am pro-life. God so loves us and we are to act with Christ-like love towards others.

My Heart Cries

Have the problems of life ever pressed so heavily upon you that you cry from the depths of your heart? Where do you go? What do you do?

The Seasons of Life

I sometimes think of life as having 4 seasons….spring, summer, autumn and winter. This post centres on that thought.

They are all wrong

The words ‘They are all wrong’ are painted on a wall in Dungannon and when I pass by them, they spark a train of thought…

We read about a emerald rainbow around the throne of God in Revelation 4v3. Whatever could this remind us of?

The Green Rainbow

We read about a emerald rainbow around the throne of God in Revelation 4v3. Whatever could this remind us of?

Talk about our 5 senses

This is a talk that I put together for a Daily Vacation Bible School some years ago. Some of you may find it helpful to develop a children’s lesson from.