The Jesus Sim Card

[This is the first article contributed by a member of our forum, Starsky. It was inspired by the pastor Daniel from Arise Church] A guy was walking down the street. He was on the phone and in the middle of a very important conversation. Then unexpectedly his phone cut out for no reason and all…

You see Bones

“The Lord took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the Lord to a valley filled with bones….So I spoke the message as he commanded me, and breath came into their bodies. They all came to life and stood up on their feet—a great army.” (Ezekiel 37 v1, 10) There’s…

Overcoming Troubles

Imagine you are an ant, moving across a lawn, when suddenly you come across a rock. To the ant that rock is a pretty big obstacle that will block its movement and prevent it from going forward without changing direction. Now imagine you are a bird flying over the same lawn, looking down at the…

One Body

A theme that comes across a few times in the New Testament in the letters of Paul is that, as Christians, we are one body, the body of Christ. For example, it comes up in Colossians 3v15, Romans 12, 1st Corinthians 10v17 and Ephesians 4v4-6. You will probably be familiar with this passage from 1st…

Nailed to the Cross

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.” Galatians 5v24 At Good Friday we traditionally reflect on the cross and the suffering Jesus underwent on it for us. On the cross he was “pierced for our transgressions” (Isaiah 53v5 TNIV)…

The Greatest day in history

“The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the…

Called

You may be familiar with the idea that if you are a Christian you have been called by God, but what does that actually mean for us? What have we been called to, and how can we respond to that call?