Encounters with Jesus, part 4. In Matthew 26 during the Passover, we see Jesus break bread and established communion for the very first time. And in prophetic symmetry, in his death on the cross Jesus became the perfect lamb of … Continue reading “The Lamb Led to The Slaughter”
The book of Hosea is quoted more times in the New Testament than any other Minor Prophet, and introduces us to the concept of God as a bridegroom, married to his people.
Surprised by Joy, part 2. Unity is actually the by-product of us all serving one another. When we value others above ourselves, looking first to the interests of others out of love, something beautiful happens: we become one in mind … Continue reading “Joy in Service”
Incomparable, part 6. In John 14 Jesus tells us that he has not left us alone in this world, but God has sent the Holy Spirit to be with us, and in us, continually.
We love, part 5. So often we try and get through life difficulties in our own strength, forgetting that the Holy Spirit is central to our lives following Jesus. Today we look at how we can walk in the power … Continue reading “We Love: The Holy Spirit”
The Forgotten Arts, part 3. We give out of joy because God has given so much to us. As John 3:16 says “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son”.
Joy, part 8. The gospel transforms us from death to life. In this we take off the ‘old self’ and put on the ‘new self’. But how do we go about doing this in our ordinary, everyday lives?
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”.