As every Christian generation, we live in turbulent times. Times that can make living out our faith difficult. But In Jesus’ high priestly prayer of John 17 we can discover what He intended for His followers. To be in relationship with the Father, to be strengthen by His Word, to live out our faith in […]
Even when we do not understand in every instance why God chooses to heal or delay healing, we are confident that God is not wasting our illness or wasting our brokenness, He is in fact redeeming it. How do we walk with God and join Him in the redemption of our suffering?
Everyone needs healing. Illness, depression, anger, loneliness, anxiety, addiction, pride, greed, unforgiveness, sin. Our need for healing is deeply personal and, properly, an important part of our relationship with God. How are we as Christians meant to understand God’s healing, and then live in a world (and bodies) so much in need of it?
The last two weeks we have bee considering the gift that God gave us in Jesus. Of course that is what we celebrate today. That’s a great thing to think about God giving a gift, Jesus being the gift, and our receiving the gift. But what now that we have received Him? What do we […]
“God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…”, what strange paradox seems to lie at the heart of God’s love. So strange we often don’t even see it. God loved the world so much that He sent the Son in order to die, to save the world from…. God? What a mistake we make in trying to constrain the […]
“Gory to God in the Highest and on earth peace on who His favour rests.” God desires we have peace with Him. A peace that assures us His favour indeed rests on us. In our second Sunday of Advent we consider the peace that becomes available to us by the arrival of Jesus, the Prince of […]
When mankind sinned against God, His first action was to step in and offer hope. Immediately. The first words out of His mouth were literally a curse on our enemy and a promise that a future son would finish the job and set us free (Genesis 3:14-15). The entire Bible is the historical unfolding of […]
There is not only joy in being a disciple, there is joy in making disciples. Looking at Jesus, John and Paul we see a pattern of disciple-making that is in itself joyful. John writes so that “our joy may be complete”, and Paul writes to his church that he is “overflowing with joy”, and the […]
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