Pentecost Hope of the world

“And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” Acts 2v21 Now more than ever we need the church to be the hope on earth. We need God’s kingdom to come and grow. There is so much chaos happening all around, and the only ultimate…

Inclusively exclusive

“Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes…

Doubts and accusations welcome

“So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”” John 11:16 Thomas is the disciple who will later refuse to believe in the resurrection until he can place his hands in the scars on Jesus’ hands. And his lack of faith is evident here…

No risks in Judea

“So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus…

Rejecting Mudpies

““‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!  So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”” Revelation 3:15 It is easy to slip into what is safe and comfortable. To settle into routines and patterns that enable…

The story of grace

“The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”” John 8:3-5 So there…

A better narrative

The world is full of godlessness – culture is living in error. Society has turned its back on God’s story and said that we can create a better story. But life lived in error is a narrative heading to a bad ending. All around us we can see the result of society rejecting God’s story,…

The story

The Bible is the story of grace. It is a consistent narrative that runs right the way through the entire Bible, from Genesis, the beginning with the creation of Adam and Eve in perfect relationship with God, a narrative that continues even though we rebelled and turned away from God. It is a story of…

The world v the Word

God’s word helps us stay rooted. It speaks truth into our souls. It anchors us to righteousness in the tossing waves of culture’s folly and error. The word speaks truth that exposes culture’s lies   The world says we are the result of chance but the Word says we are fearfully and wonderfully made The…

Kingdom: Bread

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But…