The challenge to love like God does is massive. It is the radical message of the New Testament. More radical than we are prepared to admit. A love that forgives enemies. A love that forgives seventy times seven. A love that desires to bless. A love that goes on and on - strange how in … Continue reading Kingdom loving 3
Love. Profound word, much abused word. The Bible is a book of love, true love, a love so profound and beautiful, and Christmas is about the dramatic unfolding of that love. 'God is love' the Bible simply states. As a trinity of being Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God has always been a loving being … Continue reading No greater love
Jesus said when you pray say, "Father/our Father." What a wonderful way to begin a prayer, from the beginning it speaks of one who gives us life and secondly cares for the life that he gives us. We are his children - wonderful! A relationship has been established, a relationship that can never be lost, however … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer – Our Father (2)
I wonder what resolutions you've made, if any? I wonder what your hopes and aspirations are, even your prayers for yourself and others? Are they just need based, problem solving, helping etc.? Paul's pray for the Ephesian Christians was the opening of their eyes that they may know God (1:17). God, you say, haven't they … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Three
Returning to last weeks theme let's explore a bit further what the Christmas story says to us about God and our relationship to him. Father & Son As we read the gospel story we can't help noticing that its about a Father and his Son - yes in some cases that might be a marred … Continue reading Christmas – Power or Love?
At the heart of the universe is a God of love. John says specifically, "God is love." (1 John 4:16). Not loves, or has love, or became love, but is love. Now, that has a huge impact on our understanding of God. If God is love that means that God must be more than a … Continue reading Christmas – a display of Trinitarian Love