Many churches will have celebrated the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost this Sunday, a celebration of a real powerful historical event that came about as the result of Jesus's ascension to the Father, and the fulfilment of the promise of the Father. In doing so though we don't just celebrate a past event but … Continue reading Pentecost today or yesterday?
The recent debate over Strange Fire has made me think again about what it means to be a Christian, and for the church to be truly Christian. One of the dangers of the debate over Strange Fire, and a danger for those who call themselves Reformed (I don't particularly like labels as you are not … Continue reading Christianity is Supernatural
Well the Strange Fire Conference has certainly stirred something up, let's pray that all sides benefit from the continuing conversation. Having been brought up a cessationist I have been for many years a scripturally and experientially convinced continuationist, though I must confess I did have a spell where because of the abuse of spiritual gifts … Continue reading Strange Fire 2
This week has seen the Strange Fire Conference in the United States hosted by John MacArthur, a conference accusing those in the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement of being in error, of wrongly dividing Scripture and encouraging experiences and ministries that are false and so leading the church of God astray. The big questions being asked … Continue reading Strange Fire
Pentecost - what a day, what an event! Before Jesus went back to heaven he said that he was going to send One just like himself, One who would be in us and remain with us. Now sat down at the right hand of the Father he sends the Spirit, and my, how he came! I'm … Continue reading Are You Spirit Baptised and Filled?
Jesus on the last day of the feast “cried out, saying, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'" But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were … Continue reading The Spirit Filled Life and Church