What a story, every time I read it or hear it it never ceases to amaze me. We stagger at the incarnation, but this parrellels and transcends that part of the story. In the incarnation we see God taking on human flesh, yes, real flesh and blood, and living here in the confines of our … Continue reading Encountering the risen Christ
Easter deserves as much attention as Christmas as it is the culmination of the incarnation, well actually not quite, the Ascension is, another part of the story that deserves more attention. But I'm in danger of digressing! Back to Easter. The problem is, it's not about a little baby, and everyone loves a baby. Somehow … Continue reading Easter – Encountering and Delighting in the Love of God
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
Found myself reflecting on the words of an old hymn at Easter and suddenly realising afresh the powerful meaning of them... Look! you saints the sight is glorious! See the man of sorrows now! From the fight returned victorious, Every knee to Him shall bow. Crown Him, crown Him! Crowns become the victors brow! These … Continue reading The Champion!
A black Friday that's good? Strange to our ears isn't it, calling it Good Friday, after all what is good about it, it's about someone's death, and more particularly the death of Jesus Christ, the co-equal Son of God the Father, and co-creator with the Father and the Spirit of the universe and the giver … Continue reading The Black Friday that is Good!
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