As Easter follows Christmas, and Ascension follows Easter, so Pentecost follows Ascension. The early church knew in the coming of the Spirit that the Son was at the Father's right hand in the Glory, and had received from Him the gift of the Spirit. Jesus had said while here on earth when conversing with his … Continue reading Pentecost – what of it?
Where are you on Grace, for? against? some and some? not sure? The discussion about the nature of grace continues across the worldwide web amid concerns that it leads to a lazy, happy go lucky, careless, sin enjoying Christianity. It was Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones who said something to the effect that if we are not preaching … Continue reading Grace is not lazy
Reading the Acts of the Apostles one is gripped by its unfolding drama. The way Luke starts it off is enough to make you sit up and take notice - "in the first book (Luke's Gospel) Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken … Continue reading The Continuing Ministry of Jesus
In the last post we looked at the baptism and fullness of the Spirit, in this one we are asking the question, are you quenching the Spirit? A quick glance over the New Testament very quickly reveals the dynamic of a God who was present with his people - present in person and present in … Continue reading Are you quenching the Spirit?
A Spirit-filled life Our tendency in the West is to make everything a matter of the mind, and therefore a matter of comprehension, rationalism, security and safety that manifests itself in utter predictability. I find myself wondering why some want to say that to be filled with the Spirit is to be filled with the … Continue reading Spirit-filled