Part 2. What does a church filled with the Holy Spirit look like? Every Christian needs the ongoing baptism and filling of the Holy Spirit to live out the lives God’s called us to.
Part 1. The community of believers that God establishes and brings together is beautiful. As individuals we’re all flawed, we’re all different, and the church is by no means perfect. But we’ve been put together by a master builder who calls us to live out … Continue reading “The Dream”
The life of the church needs both the eucharistic depth and the charismatic heights. Like jumping on a trampoline: your height is produced by your depth. You can’t have one without the other.
Is human life ultimately a comedy or a tragedy? Does it end ‘happily ever after’ or does it finish in disaster? A lot of views of the world teach that life is indeed a tragedy, but the Christian faith holds a very different view.
Part 12. Many people think of Heaven and Earth as two separate spaces, but it was never meant to be that way. When Jesus came, he started bringing Heaven to Earth, and when he returns, the two will be reunited forever.
CentrePiece, part 11. Jesus says “In the world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world”.
Part 10. Why did Jesus come? To “seek and to save the lost”. He came to reach the broken, the fallen, the despised, the guilty, the ashamed. He came to reach you and me.
Part 9. Jesus has come and conquered Satan. For all of us who are in Christ, when Jesus wins, we win. As Romans 8 proclaims: “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us”.
CentrePiece, part 8. We’re in a culture that loves new things. Rather than fixing something broken, we replace it with the latest model. But Jesus doesn’t give up on us. He takes the broken world and makes it new.