Category Archives: THE CHURCH

Honouring God in our Worship


I believe most Christians would affirm that worship should be God centred but in practice we often evaluate our worship time by how much we enjoyed it. subtly self creeps to the centre. We know that this is not how … Continue reading

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From Purity to Power: A study in the development of the doctrine of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit


                                     INTRODUCTION This dissertation is looking at the development of the doctrine of the baptism with the Holy Spirit in nineteenth century America.  It will be confined to looking at the change of emphasis from purity to power … Continue reading

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Fix Your Eyes On Jesus


I believe that we need, above all things to “fix our eyes on Jesus”. that statement sounds fine until we start to think about it. We don’t know how to do this at time,so I want to make a few … Continue reading

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Word and Spirit part 4- The Sacraments


The Sacraments – the enacted word of God. The Sacraments are the enacted word and show forth so much of the Biblical story, but many Evangelicals miss the impact of the sacraments because there is little expectation to see the … Continue reading

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Word and Spirit Part 1


At the heart of a Trinitarian Theology of revelation is the belief that the Father has supremely revealed himself in Christ Jesus through the power of The Holy Spirit. This means that Holy Scripture is the infallible testimony inspired by … Continue reading

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Jesus the healer


Whenever we read the gospels one thing that we notice is that Jesus was concerned to bring healing to people, he was not just concerned about their spiritual state but also about their physical needs. What also becomes clear is … Continue reading

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How Inclusive is the Gospel?


Inclusiveness is emphasised as part of political correctness, all sorts of documents claim that one must be inclusive. Recently various Christian speakers and authors have been claiming that because the gospel is inclusive at its heart this can justify behaviour … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit is not just for Pentecost


Sometimes it seems that around Pentecost Christians suddenly remember that The Holy Spirit exists and yet the scriptures are quite clear that the Holy Spirit has come to indwell both the individual believer and the Church of God. Sometimes in … Continue reading

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I want to be filled with the Holy Spirit: A prayer


Gracious and heavenly Father I thank you that in your great love for me you sent the Lord Jesus into this world to save me from sins. Yet Father I realise that without the empowering of your Holy Spirit I … Continue reading

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The Generous Saviour, giver of good gifts: A reflection for Pentecost


So often when we think of God we come to him as though he was mean and tight fisted, but the Scripture paints a very different picture it shows us a God of grace and love. In this post I … Continue reading

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