If Jesus has done it all, do I need to confess my sin? do I need to ask for forgiveness? Big questions, good questions. So here are some thoughts. I love the grace of God, I preach and teach grace with a passion, because it's in the Bible, because it is the gospel. It saves, … Continue reading Confession, repentance and forgiveness?
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
So God loves spectacularly, he loves like crazy when compared to this world's love. The love that existed in the heart of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, could not be held back by our sin and rebellion. It led to God becoming flesh, being tempted like we are, confronting the powers of darkness, being despised … Continue reading Kingdom loving – part 2
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
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!
Forgiveness is something we all stand in need of. We've all missed it and we're all messed up. No matter how hard modern man or woman tries, guilt still runs deep. We still stand in need of redemption. Down through the centuries humanity has sought to deal with it and it's consequences, above all the … Continue reading Forgive Us As
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?