A Spirit led People and Church

Sometimes we are too familiar with the Bible, we read it, we know what's coming. And because we do we content ourselves with the surface story and fail to notice what's going on underneath. Acts is just such a book. We are used to Pentecost and the various outpourings of the Spirit, to Peter and … Continue reading A Spirit led People and Church

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A Spirit shaped Church

The shaping of the Spirit is both an individual and a corporate experience. As we go through our Christian lives we find that the Spirit is intent on shaping us... As individuals - each individual is unique… born of the Spirit… shaped by the Spirit. How is he shaping you? And as churches - every … Continue reading A Spirit shaped Church

New Season – New Power – New Dynamics

Seasons come and go; change is part of life; as in the natural so in the spiritual.  We see it in scripture, the story is not static, the purposes of God take on new dimensions as time goes by. Seismic Change When we come to the gospels there is a seismic change taking place. God … Continue reading New Season – New Power – New Dynamics

Give us Today our Daily Bread

Daily bread, we all need it. Bread represents what's necessary for life - there's a lot we think we need that we really don't. There's a lot that we want and seek and when we get it actually adds to our perceived needs rather than reducing them. When David said in Psalm 23, "The Lord … Continue reading Give us Today our Daily Bread

Strange Fire and Prophecy

The recent Strange Fire conference (and book) has attempted to restate an old argument of cessationists re the gift of prophecy, that there was only ever one type, and that it was inerrant and totally authoritative and the basis of the Word itself, and therefore all other prophecy is false and such prophecy and people … Continue reading Strange Fire and Prophecy

Hearing the Prophetic

In the last blog I wrote about being open to the prophetic and it's importance, something vital to every Church and every Christian. In this blog I want to raise the challenge as to how we can hear the prophetic. Having grown up in a cessationist church with no expectation of hearing God except through … Continue reading Hearing the Prophetic

Open to the prophetic

As people and churches we need not only an ongoing experience of the Spirit and the ministry of the Word we also need the prophetic - the now voice of the Spirit speaking expressly to us as God's people. Several times in Scripture we are exhorted to hear what the Spirit is saying - in … Continue reading Open to the prophetic