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 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”
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.
Part 5. So much of baptism isn’t actually about us. We’re declaring what Jesus has done: that he has paid the price, set us free, and brought us into new life. We get to be a footnote in his story.
Part 2. We can call on God in prayer because he is our Father. We can have total confidence in him because he is almighty. He is both willing and able to act.
Part 7. The visions that were given to Daniel encourage us to patiently wait on God, because He is the one who is in control. He knows the beginning and the end of all things and has made a promise to rescue … Continue reading “Pattern and Promise”
Part 7. Theft isn’t something that’s just done by robbers at midnight, sneaking into your neighbours house. More often than not it’s ‘white collar crime’: tax avoidance, inflated costs, stealing from work, sick days and clocking off early.
Part 3. Names are important, because names stand for something. There’s power in a name. In the beginning, Adam got to name all the animals and creatures God had created. But he didn’t get to name God himself. Instead, God simply introduces … Continue reading “Take God Seriously”