It's weird, it's foreign to us! Short spells, OK, but for days or weeks, most of us are struggling to do it. We weren't designed and made for it! With the outbreak of coronavirus and various governments endeavours to manage it we have had to go into voluntary or legislated isolation, an isolation we're discovering … Continue reading Coronavirus and the challenge of isolation
If Jesus has done it all, do I need to confess my sin? do I need to ask for forgiveness? Big questions, good questions. So here are some thoughts. I love the grace of God, I preach and teach grace with a passion, because it's in the Bible, because it is the gospel. It saves, … Continue reading Confession, repentance and forgiveness?
It was a joy to be teaching on the Trinity this weekend, a subject that is still too frequently left in the background of our personal and corporate Christian life, with far too many evangelical Christians statiscally really not certain of what the Trinity really is. Thats serious, because true Christianity stands or falls with … Continue reading Delighting in the Trinity
There's something about a good storm - so long as you are not caught in it! Acts 27 is one of most exciting narratives in the whole book of Acts, it’s full of drama describing in great detail a ship at sea in the midst of a very violent storm, the loss of navigation and … Continue reading God is with you in the Storm
I don't know who first said it but the Happy Land of the Trinity is a beautiful expression of all that the Holy Trinity is as Father, Son and Holy Spirit from all eternity. It is so because... God has never been lonely. God has never lacked in love. God has never needed. God has … Continue reading The Happy Land of the Trinity
I wonder what resolutions you've made, if any? I wonder what your hopes and aspirations are, even your prayers for yourself and others? Are they just need based, problem solving, helping etc.? Paul's pray for the Ephesian Christians was the opening of their eyes that they may know God (1:17). God, you say, haven't they … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Three
Thinking further about whether we see ourselves as 'just sinners saved saved by grace or saints,' I've been thinking that another part of our problem is speed. Today there seems to be pressure to produce disciples overnight - as if knowledge and maturity is something that can just be taught in just a few lessons; … Continue reading Saved sinner or Saint Part 3