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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…

Worldly Church

February 18th 2014 by Posted in Blog 1 Comment

On a normal street in a town near somewhere, there is a church.  I won’t describe the building in any detail because this may cause you to either disassociate yourself from it and start pointing the finger at others, or to feel like I am pointing my finger at your type of church.  Let’s just | Read More…

Life-Giving Love

January 27th 2014 by Posted in Blog 5 Comments

As you read 1 John it is clear that John was profoundly marked by Jesus’ commandment in the upper room to love one another.  He grasped that this was more than a pragmatic suggestion, but that it went to the very heart of what it was to be a disciple of Jesus, the Christ, the | Read More…

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