Blueprint, part 6. It’s been observed that where fatherlessness increases, atheism increases. The experience of growing up without a dad is increasingly common in the UK. To address the men in our church, we have a tremendous responsibility and privilege to reflect … Continue reading “Temple: Purity, Passion & Presence”
Blueprint, part 4. The Church has been put in place by God to hold high the truth so that everyone can see it. Our job is to stand strong, without bending, subsiding or collapsing. Don’t just do something. Stand there!
Blueprint, part 3. Jesus is the true vine: the one who which all the life, the goodness, the power and the grace of God flows through. It’s only when we’re connect to Jesus that our lives bear fruit.
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 … 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.
Part 3. Most of us don’t like to think of ourselves as sheep. We prefer to think of ourselves as rugged, sovereign, independent, I-did-it-my-way individuals. But the lives we lead and the choices we make are suspiciously similar to everyone around us.
In Mark 2 Jesus is confronted by four men so eager to get their paralytic friend to him, that they take the roof off what was probably Jesus’ own home. It was bold, risky and expensive.
Part 9. The final instalment of our series on the Nicene Creed looks at the last two lines, looking forward to resurrection life.