Author Archive | Peter Mead

Incarnation

Just an Annual Incarnation Celebration?

As we head toward another Advent season it is inevitable that the Incarnation is going to get some airtime in our churches.  Perhaps you will hear sermons on the classic Christmas passages in Matthew 1-2 or Luke 1-2.  Maybe you will hear sermons on John’s prologue, or Isaiah’s Immanuel prophecy, or Galatians 4:4.  Hearing about […]

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Easter Does Not Fade

This post originally appeared on Peter’s preaching blog: Biblical Preaching. It’s a great place to explore and ponder preaching that shares God’s heart. ————————— Easter has come and gone for another year.  But Easter will never fade for God’s people.  Think about the Apostle Peter, for instance.  He was a rugged fisherman called by Jesus […]

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Rebuilding the Bridge to Life

Most of us have seen or used the bridge to life illustration at some point.  Maybe you have even preached your way through it.  On one side there is God and on the other there is humankind, and they are separated by a chasm (sin).  Perhaps God is represented by a throne or a crown. […]

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Fully Known, Fully Loved

Human beings tend to default to a self-at-the-centre mindset in everything.  We even bring this predisposition to our understanding of Christianity and end up with variations on the same theme.  We are the seekers, we find Jesus, we commit to Jesus, we live for Jesus, etc.  If we are not careful we can paint our […]

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The Paradox of the Heart

The biblical imagery of the heart is one of the most misunderstood.  Many will assume that references to the “thoughts of the heart” mean that what is intended is the rational faculty of the mind.  Others will see the heart language in the sentimental terms dictated by the Valentine’s Day greeting card industry – syrup […]

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Foundations for a New Year

This post first appeared in the extratime blog. We’re very grateful to them for letting us re-post it here! Check out their talks page, including recordings from Cor Deo’s own David Searight and Mike Chalmers. —————————————————————————————- Another New Year, another set of resolutions?  Every January gyms sign up loads of new members, people give up […]

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Terror, Compassion and Proximity

The terror attacks in Paris last Friday have saddened us all. In a sense we know, unless we are utterly naive, that this kind of attack is on the way. Nevertheless we so quickly settle into a false sense of security when these things are not happening right where we are. I remember the morning […]

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Shot Across the Bow

Sometimes what we see in the Bible is not what we experience in everyday life.  Sometimes this is a good thing!  For instance, think about these examples: In Genesis we see that God’s response to the wickedness of the human heart is to flood the Earth and destroy every creature from the face of the […]

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What is God Like?

Yesterday I was given a copy of The Root of the Righteous by A.W.Tozer.  It has been a while since I read any Tozer, so I used my train journey to read a few chapters.  Many of his books are made up of brief articles he wrote for his church newsletter, so essentially he was […]

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Repentance Uncompromised

One of the greatest terms in the Old Testament prophets is the word “turn” or “repent.” The prophets spoke to a nation of God’s people who had consistently turned away from God and to others. They turned to Assyria or Egypt for support via political alliance. They turned to their own military might for confidence. […]

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