I don't know what your thoughts are as you begin the new year - sad, mad or glad... But here's something that makes a world of a difference - we are not living in a closed universe. Now you might be thinking, what has that got to do with it? The answer is an awful … Continue reading Thank God the universe isn’t closed
Baby's cry, it's natural and normal, it's the first thing we listen for when they are born. Children even want their dolls to cry. And yet when it comes to Jesus we don't want it to happen and we sing with Martin Luther "no crying he makes..." That disturbs me. Why don't we think he … Continue reading The Baby’s Crying…
Over the last couple of weeks I've had a chance to finally pull together my devotional study book on James, Living the Saved Life. Martin Luther the Reformer thought it was a letter of straw, but actually it turns out to be a letter of steel. This is no New Testament equivalent to Proverbs though … Continue reading Living The Saved Life
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?
Pentecost - what a day, what an event! Before Jesus went back to heaven he said that he was going to send One just like himself, One who would be in us and remain with us. Now sat down at the right hand of the Father he sends the Spirit, and my, how he came! I'm … Continue reading Are You Spirit Baptised and Filled?
When was the last time you heard a message about the ascension (if you've ever heard one)? What does the ascension mean to you? Most of us are familiar with the birth of Christ, his life, death and resurrection, and the giving of the Spirit at Pentecost, but when it comes to the ascension that's … Continue reading A Forgotten Yet Essential Truth