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?
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?
No Need to Pay Twice
Following on from Easter and the death and resurrection of Jesus this old hymn comes to mind, and what a hymn - I've lightly modernised it - it contains a powerful declaration of the glorious liberating truth of the cross. If you are doubting, lacking assurance, wondering whether you've done enough, or whether Jesus has … Continue reading No Need to Pay Twice
The Cross Has Said It All
In a world that likes to exalt man and speak of his advances and goodness, the cross doesn't make sense. In a world that likes to say we are all victims but no one's guilty, the cross is a foreign and alien concept. For many it belongs to a bygone era when humanity didn't understand … Continue reading The Cross Has Said It All
Running the Race
Continuing the Olympic theme, Paul writing to the Galatians says "you did run well... who has hindered you..." There are many today who started well, but today they've dropped out of the race, or at best are struggling to keep going. For some it's legalism - a decent into a life of rules and regulations, … Continue reading Running the Race