Pastor Jeff’s Blog

Pastor Jeff McGregor is the shepherd at Living Waters Christian Community. Ps Jeff comes to us with a wealth of experience and a genuine desire to reach the lost and disciple God’s church.

  • 10 Signs You Might Be Legalistic
    Last Sunday (2nd May) I preached on the first six verses of Romans 7, and it talked about how we are dead to the law because of what Jesus has done. I mentioned about legalism and how legalism kills, we […]
  • Can women be pastors?
    I have been asked about this issue and my thoughts on it many times, at times I have declined to answer to avoid conflict, the person asking was looking for a fight and I will not engage in an argument […]
  • The unknown God, Part one
    This week in our journey together we will look at the unknown God, this is a length topic so it will be divided into 2 parts, I hope that you find this edifying, and will draw you ever closer to […]
  • On knowing God
    I would like to ask you to come on a journey with me. A journey of discovery, a journey that will surpass the milk and give meat to the hungry, spiritual meat for the one who desires to know God […]
  • Are you Progressive?
    what is your understanding of the word progressive? defines it as favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters.  making progress toward better conditions; employing or advocating […]
  • A new year, a new resolution
    The new year, 2021 has begun in earnest. we have not seen the eradication of the dreaded Covid disease. But a new year has started and with it new hope has come. For some it is because there is a […]
  • What is truth?
    This will be my last blog for the year, 2020 has been a crazy time and December in any year gets a little crazy, so in light of the craziness that is about to ensue here is my final post […]
  • How Do We Explain the Slaughter of the Canaanites
    I found t6hia article this week that was really interesting. It explains for us what is seen as a troubling passage of scripture.  I know I found this part of scripture difficult to understand as a young Christian, hopefully this […]
  • Through the eye gate.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson once quoted “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” while I don’t […]
  • 10 Books of the Bible Christians Don’t Read Enough
    As I was going through my emails this morning I came upon this article. When it comes to Gods word, I get excited, its His word to us, shows us His glory, His plan for us. It contains His total […]
  • Conspiracy theories and rabbit trails
    in 1997 a film came out titled ‘Conspiracy theory’ starring Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts. The movie is interesting if a little bit hard to follow, but it’s about a conspiracy at the government level. It has amazed me over […]
  • Dig a little deeper
    Its very easy to read scripture and miss things. I did an investigation into Mark 1:1-8 a while ago and it was amazing what I found. I want to share with you what I found and how amazing Gods word […]
  • 7 Theories of the Atonement Summarized
    The nature of the Atonement has been something I have looked at, studied, thought about a lot. It is something that amazes me; that God would come in the flesh and be a sacrifice on my behalf so that I […]
  • Healthy church?
    What constitutes a healthy church? Is it its size? Does bigger mean health? Is it worship style? If it’s not loud and energetic then it must be dead? Is it the preaching? If it makes me feel bad, is it […]
  • The Eucharist
    I want to get into a little theology in this blog if i may. I have been doing a bit of reading and research into the Eucharist, or communion, and how other traditions view it. So i would like to […]
  • Christian unity
    Welcome back folks, to another blog. For those of you who attend our church on a Sunday morning my messages of late have been on unity, the main theme of Paul’s epistle to the church at Ephesus. I thought that […]
  • Jesus wept
    For those of you who may have noticed, I didn’t write a blog last week. But here is one for this week. My plan is to try and write one a week but at times other things take priority, but […]
  • 10 False Versions of Jesus People Are Falling For
    It seems that I read a lot of online articles, but I read them to be kept informed about faith, theology, and the way it impacts us as believers. So, I was reading an article with the above-mentioned title and […]
  • 9 Reasons Scripture Memorization Matters
    How many of us remember as kids being sent down to the shops by mum or dad to buy a loaf of bread, a 500 gram block of butter or whatever it might be. We were told not to forget, […]
  • 7 Breathtaking Privileges of Being a Child of God
    As I was reading my emails this morning I came across an article that I found profoundly encouraging. Instead of me giving my thought and comments on the article, I will place it here so you can read it and […]
  • The 5 solas
    What are the things that you hold onto as the fundamentals of your life, the ‘rules to live by’ as it were? As a kid, my parents gave my brother, my sister, and myself three rules to follow in life. These […]
  • The debate that caused a council
    Have you even had a debate that got so fierce that there had to be an arbitrator? Someone or a group of people who help settle the issue, a mini council, as it were, to figure out who was telling […]
  • Under construction
    Have you ever visited a website only to be greeted with the words “This site is under construction”? I now have had this happen to me. I heard about a new site with interesting content or selling books by various […]
  • The Lord is my shepherd
    One of my favourite books in the bible is the book of Psalms, it contains such an array of different types of poetry. From praise to God, songs of joy and jubilation, prayers of praise, laments and seeking God, the […]
  • Why fellowship is important
    “I don’t need to go to church to be a Christian” is something that I have heard many times. On the surface it seems kind of true, but in reality when you dig you find a deeper reason for this […]
  • False teachers/ prophets and a false gospel
    This title is provocative and I intend it to be. There has been a burden on my heart to write on this for some time, but did not want to be rash or write in a way that would cause […]
  • What is Faith really?
    Some of you may have noticed that I didn’t post a blog last week, so for those of you who read these blogs weekly as they are published, I apologise. I have been thinking about the subject of faith and […]
  • Subtle Seduction
    A number of years ago I read 2 books, one was called ‘The seduction of Christianity’ and the other, ‘Beyond seduction’, both by Dave hunt. These two books opened my eyes to some of the things that were happening in […]
  • A living sacrifice?
    When I was born again some 28 years ago I got introduced to Christian metal, I was into secular and satanic metal bands before I was saved, so to find out there was Christian metal was fantastic, the idea that […]
  • A very special Sunday
    You may have been wondering why I haven’t posted a blog ‘til now? After all, I usually post 2 blogs a week. Well, the truth is that, this Sunday is a very special day, a day where we celebrate mothers. […]
  • “Kill hungry thirsty dead”
    There was an advertisement on TV about a flavoured milk drink called Oak.  The way they advertised it was that if you are hungry and thirsty then this drink will ‘Kill that feeling dead’. Do you remember the ad? It […]
  • Do you have the answer?
    I remember years ago in my first year of Bible College I was introduced to Apologetics. The lecturer (Dr Bob Robinson) made the joke that apologetics is the study of being sorry for being a Christian. You could hear the […]
  • Putting things in perspective
    It’s easy at times to make a mountain out of a molehill, to lose sight of what’s really important. Sometimes it’s a case of too much to do and not enough time, others it’s due to the enormity of what […]
  • Clearing out the vines
    In the backyard of our house there is a huge overgrown vine. It’s so overgrown that its tendrils are intertwined with the branches of a bush that grows near it. It’s a nice vine, not one that produces fruit though, […]
  • A tower of translations
    Why are there so many translations of the Bible in English? This was a question asked of Dr James White. His answer was, ‘There was no need for anymore translations into English, we have enough already’. But the fact that […]
  • Have you got your belt on?
    In our household when we put our kids to bed, we get the kids to tell us what the various parts of the armour of God are. When we come to the belt of truth, both Abigail and Logan say […]
  • This is the day that the Lord has made.
    Psalm 118:24 “this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” I remember back in the 90’s (wow, that so long ago now!) we used to sing a song based on this […]
  • S.O.A.P
    What is SOAP?, I’m not talking about sanitation and cleanliness, although that is important in these times. Rather, what does SOAP as an acronym mean? I came across this a number of years ago in a book entitled ‘The divine […]
  • Pressing Forward
    For my first post, I thought that I would write on something that would encourage you as we enter this time of isolation, or as I will refer to it: the ‘Covid-19 era’. In my daily reading, I was reading […]