Life in Christ

The Quest For Rest

When Jesus spoke the words “the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” He was not referring merely to physical comforts (Matt. 8:20).  From the beginning of creation God has actively sought a resting place for Himself  among… Read More ›

Community of Grace

From the shadows they came.  From the dark and dangerous haunts of the city.  From the hidden nooks and crannies where they lingered on the fringes of society.  These were the undesirables, the basest and most shunned in the community…..going… Read More ›

Hidden In Plain Sight

Let’s be clear.  A gospel that does not progressively awaken us to the truth that Christ’s sacrifice is all sufficient is not the gospel of the Kingdom Christ preached.  A gospel message that teaches we can gain God’s favour by… Read More ›

The Magnificent Pursuit

He watched intently, wordlessly, as they departed the sacred Garden where all of them had walked together.  There they had communed, talking, laughing and celebrating each other’s presence, while Spirit-breeze, the Ruarch, gently caressed their faces and the sunset marked… Read More ›

The Way Forward

So we’re off and running, or so it would seem.  2017 looms large and beckoning before us, promising all kinds of ‘newness’. Christmas pudding and tinsel are already so yesterday.  The tree is back in storage until needed for its… Read More ›

The Marks of Jesus

A friend recently shared with me this quote from the sermons of Theodore Austin Sparks: “Beloved, you and I will never come through to God’s eternally intended place for us in the heavenly Kingdom until everything of this earthly life… Read More ›

Until Christ Is Formed

Travail. It’s a very outdated way of describing a woman’s heavy labor during childbirth. A word rarely heard these days. Try dropping the word ‘travail’ at the local Playgroup or nearest women’s health clinic and it’s pretty certain people will… Read More ›

Fire And Water

Last week I clocked up sixty-six years of living on this planet. I like to deal with the mixed emotions advancing years can bring by imagining each passing year as just another mile. The greatest part of my life’s journey has… Read More ›

The Word

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God. The beginning.  Not the beginning of God, or of the Son, or of the Holy Spirit,… Read More ›