Spiritual formation – to busy to be formed

Busy, busy, busy, it seems to be the stuff of life. Busy at work, busy at home, life can seem unavoidably busy. How's yours? When it comes to spirituality it is massive, a killer. To quote Eugene Peterson, "Busyness is the enemy of spirituality. It is essentially laziness. It is doing the easy thing instead … Continue reading Spiritual formation – to busy to be formed

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Hunger and thirst

Hunger and thirst are essential to life, without them we would not seek food and drink, we would die. At the same time we are spiritual people, God breathed into man and he became a living soul, and therefore not only do we have a body to be sustained but a spirit too, we need … Continue reading Hunger and thirst

Encountering God in the Church

Church gets a lot of negative press these days, with some saying that they are happy to believe in Jesus but want nothing to do with the church, and others talking about the potential end of it, and yet the church is the big idea of Jesus and what he said he would build, so we … Continue reading Encountering God in the Church

Not Frustrating the Grace of God Part 2

How do we frustrate the grace of God in our lives? Following on from last week's post let's explore what it means to frustrate the grace of God in our lives - some of these points flow immediately from Gal. 2:21 others in considering the subject in greater detail.... (If you have not read it, … Continue reading Not Frustrating the Grace of God Part 2

Got it all?

This weekend the church celebrated Pentecost, the coming of the Spirit, and what a momentous event that first Pentecost was! All of a sudden ordinary Galilean Christians were filled with the Spirit speaking in languages they had never learned and as a result their worship, prayer and witness was radically transformed, and their impact on … Continue reading Got it all?

Our Security in Trials

When trials hit us the enemy of our souls usually isn't far behind. To begin with we may be strong in the Lord and draw on his grace and wisdom, but as time goes by and the trial continues perhaps we begin to get worn down and a change begins to take place..... Lurking in the … Continue reading Our Security in Trials