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“The gospel begins with our brokenness and inability, not our power and potential. Billy Graham once said that rarely is it someone’s sin that keeps them from heaven; usually, it is their good deeds. In the same way, it is our false sense of ability, not our inabilities, that keeps us from the power of […]

five on Friday

“When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves—that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. “ N.T. Wright 1 Really […]

movements

Movements that change the world, by Steve Addison is a great book. And here’s some of my favourite parts. “Movements are informal groups of people with an agenda for change. They have leading figures but no one person in control. Movements make history. “Movements change people, and changed people change the world.” “The New Testament […]

life

“The Holy Spirit is the unrestricted presence of God in which our life wakes up, becomes wholly and entirely living, and is endowed with the energies of life.” So said @moltmannjuergen How brilliantly true. This is a lifetime of an invitation: to inhabit the unrestricted presence of God!

Pentecost Day

Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do? The answer is yes–all the time! It must be that way, for God’s glory and kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we often claim the glory; if we give ourselves over to the power of the Spirit within […]

Holy Spirit life….

‎’Many people do not receive the Holy Spirit because they are continually asking and never believing. “Everyone who asks receives” Matthew 7 v 8. He who is asking is receiving; he who is seeking is finding. The door is being opened right now; that is God’s present Word. The Bible does not say, “Ask and […]

spirit rising

I’m still a big fan of Jim Cymbala’s book, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. Recently I started chewing through his newest book, Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit. While I struggle to agree with all of Cymbala’s theology, when it comes to the Holy Spirit, he has seen some incredible things. He calls […]

startling words…..

…..can come from all sorts of places! Morning prayer can capture profound challenges at times. It’s honestly not where I always expect impact to come from……but this regular rythmn in anglican life is rich and powerful and it keeps on coming! Regular morning bible and prayer together is part of my weekdays……and it’s a great […]

beyond ministry abstraction

this….is a great definition for that awkward….what is it you do? what does that vague-odd ‘ministry’ word really mean!? ‘Christian ministry is fundamentally about participation in the ongoing ministry of Christ himself, who invites us into all that he is doing today by the power of the Spirit.’ We’re joining in with the Holy Spirit, […]

pentecost life…..

whats not to love about Sunday life, four adult-baptisms, and pentecost fire….and the call to a greater ‘Holy Spirit’ life…….Know the spirit, know life! Love this from the poet William Blake about Pentecost. ,……part of the poem says: ‘Unless the eye catch fire, God will not be seen. Unless the ear catch fire, God will […]

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