Knowing the Word, Living the Life – 1 John

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

When Trials become Temptations

If we we don't handle our trials in the right way various temptations can seem like viable options. In fact if we fail to get the wisdom of God for our trials, temptations of various kinds become so much more enticing - temptations to think and act in ways that are contrary to God's will … Continue reading When Trials become Temptations

We still need the Good News

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

God with no Boundaries

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

Your Kingdom Come

The next phrase in the Lord's Prayer, 'Your kingdom come,' reminds us that God is King, he is sovereign. His will and word are final. All the rights are his. He is the One who creates. He is the One who sustains. He is the One who makes the big decisions. His will, will be … Continue reading Your Kingdom Come

God Couldn’t Just Turn Up – Israel’s Role in the Incarnation

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

The Cross Has Said It All

In a world that likes to exalt man and speak of his advances and goodness, the cross doesn't make sense. In a world that likes to say we are all victims but no one's guilty, the cross is a foreign and alien concept. For many it belongs to a bygone era when humanity didn't understand … Continue reading The Cross Has Said It All