What a story, every time I read it or hear it it never ceases to amaze me. We stagger at the incarnation, but this parrellels and transcends that part of the story. In the incarnation we see God taking on human flesh, yes, real flesh and blood, and living here in the confines of our … Continue reading Encountering the risen Christ
The resurrection of Jesus was real, powerful and life changing, you only have to look at his followers! They were a strange bunch, much like you and I. They followed him, served alongside him, they doubted him, they denied him and deserted him, and then.... then they encountered him, not a ghost, not a figment … Continue reading Resurrection impact
Risen. Risen indeed! At long last old Adam had been undone, made right, restored. Ever since the first Adam fell the history of humanity had followed an unrelenting cycle of birth, life, sin and death. But suddenly on that Easter day something astounding happened, a Man rose from the dead never to die again! Unheard … Continue reading Risen
Picking up again on last weeks subject I want to highlight the absolute need of the ascension for a fully fledged and true Christian faith. The danger perhaps is more so for those of us who don’t follow a yearly liturgy that forces us to dwell on certain parts of the story. Having said that, … Continue reading The Hope of the Ascension
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?
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!
“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