Easter may be past as an event, it may be celebrated but once a year, but for the Christian it's an ongoing present reality or at least it should be. Jesus died once for all. He rose again never to die or rise again. It was a unique, never to be repeated, one off event. … Continue reading Living in the resurrection
People try hard to change their ways, they make vows/resolutions, try to crucify the Flesh, pray more, believe more, stand on the promises, bind the devil, etc.. but very often with little effect. Why? It's not for want of good intentions. The reason more often than not lies in the affections, there hasn't been a … Continue reading Spiritual formation – the power of a new affection
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
Found myself reflecting on the words of an old hymn at Easter and suddenly realising afresh the powerful meaning of them... Look! you saints the sight is glorious! See the man of sorrows now! From the fight returned victorious, Every knee to Him shall bow. Crown Him, crown Him! Crowns become the victors brow! These … Continue reading The Champion!
God made us to live. God saved us to live. Living comes through knowing God. Living is what the Christian is called to do - Jesus said, I am come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly - thats more than surviving, more than reacting, that's more than waiting for heaven, in … Continue reading Living the Life
“From now on" says Paul,"we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2Co 5:16-17). What does the resurrection … Continue reading LIVING IN THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION