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The Incarnation In September?

September 1st 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

This month sees the UK release of my new book, Pleased to Dwell: A Biblical Introduction to the Incarnation (Christian Focus).  So over on biblicalpreaching.net – my blog for preachers – I am running a guest series.  Great guest writers from the UK and USA will be offering brief posts on particular aspects of the Incarnation to | Read More…

Everybody Hides

August 13th 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

Psalm 46 is always a highly valued text in times of war.  Which is probably why, for a while now, we haven’t heard too much about it.  Maybe we should? In the past the news of an impending threat would come in the form of a breathless messenger coming from the next town.  Today we | Read More…

Sowing to the Spirit?

July 23rd 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

In Galatians, Paul makes several reference to living by the Spirit, walking in step with the Spirit, being led by the Spirit, and sowing to the Spirit.  What does this look like in every day life? It seems to me that the Spirit tends to suffer on both sides of the church today.  On the | Read More…

Ministry Wilderness Temptations

July 2nd 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

Jesus was tempted in the wilderness at least twice.  I know, there were three temptations, stones to bread, etc.  But I am thinking about the other temptation time described in Mark 1:35-39.  Mark launches his gospel with “a day in the life of Messianic ministry.”  During that Sabbath the first disciples got to see Jesus | Read More…

Update #50 – June 2014

June 15th 2014 by Posted in News 0 Comments

“One week…” That was my first thought this morning when I woke up. This is week 19 of the 20 week Cor Deo full-time program and it feels too soon to be finishing! We’ll send a fuller review and reflection of our time together soon but, for now, we’d like to ask you again to pray for us. Here are | Read More…

Satan Hates the Holy Spirit

June 2nd 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

I think this might just be a blind spot in contemporary theology.  We know that Satan hates God and marriage and evangelism and even church planting.  But I have never heard anyone reference his hatred for the Holy Spirit. As I ponder this idea I see more and more evidence to support the statement used | Read More…

Amazing Grace

May 12th 2014 by Posted in Blog 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I had a very encouraging conversation with a thrilled believer. She had read a book about God’s grace and it was a delight to see her so stirred by what she saw there. She described how amazing it is that even though she was so guilty, the judge has paid the | Read More…

With Me

April 15th 2014 by Posted in Blog 1 Comment

Luke knew how to write a Gospel.  Okay, all four of them did, but I’ve been looking at Luke this Easter.  I’ve been struck by his personal attributes of tenacious attention to detail and his tender awareness of people. As a physician and man of science he was a diligent researcher who sought out the | Read More…

Evangelising Me

April 2nd 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

The human problem is far greater and deeper than we’ve ever imagined.  Not only are we all guilty before God, but we are also dead-hearted toward God and we don’t have His Spirit uniting us with Christ or with each other.  This was not God’s design.  He made us to live in the freedom of | Read More…

Three Versions of Divine Marriage

March 13th 2014 by Posted in Blog 0 Comments

The Bible’s favourite analogy for the relationship between God and His people is marriage.  We have certainly mentioned this before on this site.  God’s great plan is to call out a bride for His Son from a fallen and sinful humanity.  God’s great promise throughout the Bible is that you shall be my people, and | Read More…

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