Richard Burgess One of the biggest questions relating to the Christian life is the question of faith and works - is it really faith only, or is it faith and works, and if so how much faith, and how much works, 90%/10%? 80/20? Or 50/50 etc? And if so, what kind of works? It’s a … Continue reading Justified by faith or by faith and works?
Thinking about Easter, I was reflecting on the words of the modern worship song "The Cross has said it all" by Matt Redman, and couldn't help but think that the cross has not said it all, if so it would be a very sad day indeed - Good Friday would just be another Friday, there … Continue reading The Cross has Said it all – or has it?
Revelation is a gripping book. There are heights and there are depths. It shows you the glory of God and the the depths of human sin. It's a book of blessing and of judgment, and a word that frequently occurs is 'wrath' or more specifically the wrath of God, unveiled in the seven seals, seven … Continue reading The Wrath of God & Rebellion of Humanity
Reflecting on the theme of justice this morning it struck me how justice doesn’t make sense in an evolutionary world. Yet time and time again we here the cry for justice – justice for people in all sorts of varying circumstances. But why? for the evolutionist there is no moral power or authority. Any sense … Continue reading Justice
Three things to note about the Gospel: The gospel is central to faith in God. There is no other name, no other way to know God. The gospel is central to the church. It is the centre and circumference of the church’s existence. We exist because of the gospel, we exist for the cause of … Continue reading The Gospel