Richard Burgess, 25.02.2023 We were made for faith, for courageous faith. Effectively all faith should be courageous, but for various reasons it can end up as intellectual assent rather than a dynamic life - more on that later. We were made for faith that is courageous, bold and dynamic. The Bible is a faith document … Continue reading Courageous Faith
Spiritual formation – open to the Spirit
There can be no spiritual formation without engagement with the Spirit. To attempt to do otherwise makes for a hard life, a miserable experience where the flesh gets the upper hand and joy eludes us and defeat is our constant companion. The transformed life we are called to cannot come about by the mere application … Continue reading Spiritual formation – open to the Spirit
A Spirit shaped Church
The shaping of the Spirit is both an individual and a corporate experience. As we go through our Christian lives we find that the Spirit is intent on shaping us... As individuals - each individual is unique… born of the Spirit… shaped by the Spirit. How is he shaping you? And as churches - every … Continue reading A Spirit shaped Church
Pentecost today or yesterday?
Many churches will have celebrated the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost this Sunday, a celebration of a real powerful historical event that came about as the result of Jesus's ascension to the Father, and the fulfilment of the promise of the Father. In doing so though we don't just celebrate a past event but … Continue reading Pentecost today or yesterday?
Are You Spirit Baptised and Filled?
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?