How Now Should We Live?

Men and brethren, what shall we do? Do you understand what you’re reading? Here’s water, what’s stopping me getting baptised? When the King heard the words, he rent his clothes and called for national reform. When he recovered his sight and got baptised, filled with the Spirit he went about preaching the good news. These…

Sons and Servants

Son of God. Son of Man. Prince of Peace. Suffering Servant. It’s something that keeps on bugging me about the example I’m supposed to follow. Truly knowing Jesus and following in His Way is something that is both glorious and humbling. It is supposed to capture the reality of being seated with Him in heavenly…

We Will All Be Changed

Paul encourages the church in Corinth something rather interesting. In 1 Corinthians 15:51 Paul says that not everyone will sleep but they shall all be changed. Of course that promise doesn’t mean much until we appreciate what we’re being changed from and we’re being changed to. The contrasts given are stunning – death to imperishable…

Recounting the Cost

It’s worth saying again that in as much as you think you’ve counted the cost there are always emerging factors that muddies the waters. Committing to follow Jesus Christ can appear a wonderful and beautiful thing at first. He has rescued us from sin and by His Spirit He lives within. We have newfound joy.…

Making Connections

People didn’t always understand Jesus. It didn’t always bother him that they didn’t. In fact He knew a lot of the time they wouldn’t understand Him. But they did connect with Him. There was something about what He said that caused them to react in one way or another. It wasn’t just the signs He…

Another Word on Inferiority

You may not think it at the time, but having an inferiority is one of the most defiant and stubborn positions you can take. The most tragic thing about the inferiority position is that it is based on false information. What doesn’t help is when people bring in the term humility to suggest that this…

Dryden On Pride

Humbly walking before God leaves no room for pride. I don’t presume to put my name in a blog entry because usually it’s not necessary. Indeed at the end of the day it’s not even about what I think about pride, it’s about what God thinks about it. Yet I felt it was good to…