Recently, I have been considering our calling as saints and faithful in Christ. Paul at the outset of his letter to Ephesians makes it plain to whom he is writing. Paul addresses his readers as ‘saints who are faithful in Christ Jesus’. In his Colossians letter, probably written at the same time, in 1:2, Paul […]Read More SAINTS AND FAITHFUL
How does God’s Word come to us? The Word of God comes to us in four major ways. God speaks to us through: 1. The Personal Word – The Lord Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. 2. The Spoken Word – The Gospel of Christ preached in the Spirit. 3. The Written Word – The […]Read More THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF GOD’S WORD.
Having spent all my life in churches and fellowships that have delighted in the custom of extemporary prayer, I have also found it helpful to give form to my heart cries and praises to God in the shape of written prayers and especially those couched in the language of Scripture. Praying in the Spirit, in […]Read More PRAYERS FROM PAUL’S LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS.
Our two texts make it very clear that the motive that moved Jesus to die on the Cross was his great and unfathomable love. This immeasurable love was firstly and supremely directed towards the Father, expressed in his loving obedience to God’s call to die on the Cross. Secondly and in agreement with his love […]Read More LOVE MOVED JESUS TO DIE ON THE CROSS
THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS IN ISAIAH 53. Isaiah chapter 53 is the fourth of the five Servant poems found in the book of Isaiah. They are addressed to or about the promised Servant of the LORD ( Heb. Ebed Yahweh), the Anointed One. Each song declares a particular aspect of his saving work. Uniting […]Read More THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS CONCEALED IN ISAIAH 53
“We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange, I speak as to my children, open wide your hearts also”. 2 Cor 6:11-13. Paul had been suffering serious painful difficulties with […]Read More FELLOWSHIP & AN OPEN HEART.
MISSIONS EVANGELISM DISCIPLESHIP – INTRODUCTION THE GREAT COMMISSION: Is the primary task and ongoing responsibility of the church., Through the Great Commission, the Lord Jesus has committed to His Church, in every generation, the responsibility to go into all the world and preach the good news to all nations. He is ready to equip the […]Read More MISSIONS – OUR CALL
In chapters 24-25 of Matthew, what is called the Olivet Discourse, Jesus unfolds the signs connected with his second coming and the end of the age. Unambiguously, some of these signs and events apply to a local geographical setting and to the great tribulation (Mt 24:21) and specifically to the Jewish nation in Jerusalem and […]Read More Be Ready!
He (Christ) will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. Mt 3:11 We often think of the baptism in or with the Spirit as […]Read More His Winnowing Hand
BECAUSE I LIVE YOU ALSO WILL LIVE Living in resurrection life and power and dealing with the remains of sin. Text 1. Ephesians 2:1-8. Paul teaches us that when we are saved by grace through faith, we are made alive together with Christ, that is we become partakers of Jesus’s own resurrection life by the […]Read More Living in resurrection life and power and dealing with the remains of sin.