We live in an uncertain world, a world where it seems everything is up for grabs, for reinterpretation or disregarding. Things that have been norms for generations are being cast aside. Sadly even in the church, even the 'evangelical' church (that part that used to be certain of what it believed), uncertainty has been making … Continue reading Knowing the Word, Living the Life – 1 John
It seems that there is an increasing measure of shock at the state of mankind today - I mean we are in the 21st century and we shouldn't be behaving like this after thousands of years of evolution, surely we have improved and become better, more educated, more understanding, more socially aware, more just, etc.? … Continue reading We still need the Good News
Looking at some of the recent reports hitting the news it seems that an increasing number of Christians are intent on making God in their own image after their own likeness. To do that of course we must follow this world in making much of ourselves, our thoughts, our feelings, our wants etc.. "If this … Continue reading God with no Boundaries
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!
The incarnation didn't just happen, as we observed in the previous post God took a long time preparing for that first Christmas, and for very good reason. There was indeed much to be done, God couldn't just turn up. For God to come in Christ as he did, he needed to prepare the way, to … Continue reading God Couldn’t Just Turn Up – Israel’s Role in the Incarnation
Sunday it suddenly dawned on me that we are in the run up to Christmas! No, it's not like I didn't know, after all at church we've been preparing for weeks, but rather in the busyness of life I hadn't realised it was that close - I mean, that close! I wonder whether it was a … Continue reading Christmas is Coming – has Come
Passion Week This week we are in the run up to Easter and the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and what a story! The story we have to tell is not a stand alone story, but one that is part of a much larger story that finds it's origins in the heart … Continue reading The Passion of Christ