Picking up again on last weeks subject I want to highlight the absolute need of the ascension for a fully fledged and true Christian faith. The danger perhaps is more so for those of us who don’t follow a yearly liturgy that forces us to dwell on certain parts of the story. Having said that, … Continue reading The Hope of the Ascension
We make a lot of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, but sadly the Ascension takes a back seat. Yet without the Ascension we have an incomplete gospel, and an uncertain hope. In the ascension we see the continuing life and victory of Jesus, without it we would have to assume that he died a second time. … Continue reading The Ascension – the Forgotten Event
Praise God for Doubting Thomas. Praise God that the Bible doesn't airbrush it's characters and we get to see people we can identify with, people like ourselves, and Thomas is just such a one. Thomas was a follower of Jesus, and a committed follower at that, at one point he was quite prepared to go … Continue reading Doubting Thomas – Help my Unbelief
Thinking about Easter, I was reflecting on the words of the modern worship song "The Cross has said it all" by Matt Redman, and couldn't help but think that the cross has not said it all, if so it would be a very sad day indeed - Good Friday would just be another Friday, there … Continue reading The Cross has Said it all – or has it?
Easter has never been as popular in the world at large as Christmas. People the world over love Christmas, will celebrate it, give gifts, share meals together and go to carol services. Christmas has a more popular message, the birth of a baby, the Saviour. Somehow it warms our hearts, makes us feel better, even … Continue reading The Passion of the Christ