Kingdom Loving – part 1

Love as the song says, makes the world go round… The airwaves are filled with songs about love, the genre of romantic novels abounds with love stories, social and political drama’s frequently have a sub story of a couple falling in love, yet love in our world so often has parameters around it, I’ll love … Continue reading Kingdom Loving – part 1

The Baby’s Crying…

Baby's cry, it's natural and normal, it's the first thing we listen for when they are born. Children even want their dolls to cry. And yet when it comes to Jesus we don't want it to happen and we sing with Martin Luther "no crying he makes..." That disturbs me. Why don't we think he … Continue reading The Baby’s Crying…

Guilty fears? Lack of Assurance?

Guilty fears? Lack of assurance? Is the enemy trying to keep you away from coming into the Father's presence by suggesting you are not good enough? Following on from last week here's another grand old hymn that expresses something of the cross work of Christ, and so edifies and encourages us. It was written by … Continue reading Guilty fears? Lack of Assurance?

The Passion of Christ

Passion Week This week we are in the run up to Easter and the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and what a story! The story we have to tell is not a stand alone story, but one that is part of a much larger story that finds it's origins in the heart … Continue reading The Passion of Christ

The Length Love Goes To

Taking the last two posts a step further, the staggering thing is that God steps into this world in the form of real human flesh, not a different or special kind of flesh, but the very same kind, with all it's limitations and temptations. We had broken the circle of love that we were made … Continue reading The Length Love Goes To

Bibles

A NEW PURCHASE Just side stepping things at the moment, this week I purchased a Holman Christian Standard Bible having read something about it on the internet. IMPRESSED I had briefly considered it some time ago but got taken up with the English Standard Version, which for a few years now has been my main … Continue reading Bibles

Faith & Understanding

Faith precedes understanding There's an old saying that states, you 'can't put the cart before the horse,' yet how frequently we try! The Bible says that he that comes to God must believe that 'He is.' And that applies to so much of what the Bible says. It's not that it's wrong to use our … Continue reading Faith & Understanding