Fruit of the Spirit (6): Goodness

“The fruit of the Spirit is…..GOODNESS”(Galatians 5:22). J.B. Lightfoot suggests that “kindness” refers to a kind disposition, whereas “goodness” refers to kindness in action. Some people think it a rather fuddy-duddy word and make fun of it. George Bernard Shaw wrote a play called “Too True to be Good.” The main character was Private Meek; […]

How Can We Pray Continually?

Paul encourages us to pray continually (1 Thess. 5:17). Why? To invite His presence/ peace/ healing/ rule into our daily lives and others. What does it mean to pray continually? Some clues given in Ephesians 6:18: Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be […]


Mishkan is a House of Prayer, and so much flows from the practice of prayer. We gather to pray, to seek after Him, shoes off, standing on holy ground.  And in this gathering together there is a fellowship – brothers and sisters coming together – and there are so many expressions of hospitality and sharing […]


Our Father who art in heaven, what an honour that you know my nameNo turning of a shadow, your love is constant, you are always the sameYour glorious throne is in heaven; this little earth serves as your footstoolWe pray ‘let Your will be done, let Your kingdom come’ as we welcome your rule Your […]

Fruit of the Spirit (4): Patience

“The fruit of the Spirit is……PATIENCE” (Galatians 5:22). There are two words in the NT that are translated as “patience.” John Chrysostom described it as “the queen of virtues, the foundation of right action, peace in war, calm in tempest, security in plots.” It was Miles Coverdale when he translated the Bible into English in […]

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