Forgive Us As

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

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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

Free in Christ – A translation of Romans 8

For many Romans 8 is something they aim at, but rarely get there. To often their experience is Romans 7, the wretched man, but that is to fall short of the gospel. Romans 8 is meant to be the normal Christian life. Some years ago after living as a Romans 7 Christian I studied Romans … Continue reading Free in Christ – A translation of Romans 8