Richard Burgess, 20.03.2021 In the previous post we saw that those who are in Christ (in union with him) are no more under condemnation, and have a new life through the Spirit - and that is powerful! But more than that, we saw in Romans 8:29, that God has predestined us to be like Jesus. … Continue reading Called to be like Jesus – part 2, healing and deliverance
Reigning in life - to good to be true? That's what the enemy would have us believe. If he cannot stop us coming to Christ his next step is to somehow undermine the effectiveness of the gospel in our lives as God's people. He would be happy to convince us that the gospel simply saves … Continue reading Reigning in life – to good to be true?
Christmas is past, the New Year is in, and we've moved on, but the incarnation hasn't! The incarnation didn't stop at Christmas, Jesus didn't grow out of it. Neither did the incarnation stop when Jesus left the earth, He didn't ascend out of it. No it continues, an amazing, glorious truth we'd do well to … Continue reading It’s not over
As we come towards the end of the Lord's prayer we are confronted by a request for very specific help about living in this world. Temptation and sin are common to all humanity. It doesn't matter where you live, east or west, north or south, whether you have money or none, educated or uneducated... we … Continue reading Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
The promise of pain? Sounds a contradiction doesn't it, I mean pain, who wants it? My guess is no-one, yet it's part of life in a fallen world (even saved lives) and therefore everyone one of us experiences it in varying degrees at some time or other. Correspondingly, down through the centuries we have sought … Continue reading The Promise of Pain