No greater love

Love. Profound word, much abused word. The Bible is a book of love, true love, a love so profound and beautiful, and Christmas is about the dramatic unfolding of that love. 'God is love' the Bible simply states. As a trinity of being Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God has always been a loving being … Continue reading No greater love

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Love came down at Christmas

Christmas is about love - but what kind of love? Love as the popular song says, "Makes the world go round and around...." and the Beatles sang "all you need is love." But what is this love that we need, this love that makes the world go round and around? Christina Rossetti's carol says, "Love … Continue reading Love came down at Christmas

Loved

Everyone wants to be loved. Love is essential to our existence. We were made to live in love, to receive and give love, That doesn't come by evolution, but by creation. We were made in the image of the One who is love, a Trinity of Being, Father, Son and Holy Spirit who have dwelt … Continue reading Loved

There’s no magic to Christmas

'Magical,' the 'magic of Christmas,' are words and phrases that are used to describe Christmas. Strange really that a world that wants to get rid of God wants to retain the idea of something being 'other,' something being magical. And it doesn't just crop up at Christmas, there's a fascination for it all year round, … Continue reading There’s no magic to Christmas

Kingdom Justice

Jesus called us to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” Traditionally in protestant evangelical theology we have made that personal, very personal – about my righteousness, my standing before God etc.. I've preached and taught it that way in the past, but is that what Jesus really meant at this point - I … Continue reading Kingdom Justice