Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

Worship and Prayer

Boldness and Humility in God’s Presence

June 29th, 2013

God does not want us to be timid. He does not want us to hide from his presence. He wants us to come to him openly and honestly, assured of our salvation and confident of our relationship with him. Continue reading»

Holiness: Sacred Separation?

September 28th, 2012

On my recent trip to New Zealand I visited a chapel that had been richly decorated by Maori artisans. The altar had three Maori words boldy written across the front: TAPU, TAPU, TAPU. I asked a New Zealander if tapu might mean holy. She replied “yes”, but she told me that more specifically it means sacred or prohibited. Her answer got me thinking about the meaning of holiness in relation to God.
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Jesus is no longer on a cross

April 9th, 2012

Today I found out that some Roman Catholics believe that Jesus is eternally on the cross. What does the Bible, especially the book of Hebrews, say about this belief? [800 words] Continue reading»

At the Foot of the Cross?

June 14th, 2011

Do we place our sins, problems, and burdens at the metaphorical “Foot of the Cross”? Or do we hand them over to God the Father through the real, resurrected, and exalted Jesus Christ, our intercessor? Continue reading»

Some Thoughts on Prayer

October 26th, 2009

Prayer is a powerful and intimate connection with God, and too vital to ignore. Here are some of my thoughts on prayer. [650 words] Continue reading»

Growing as a Christian – Prayer and Worship

September 17th, 2009

Prayer is simply communication with God – talking and listening. Yet for many Christians, prayer doesn’t come easily. Here is some basic info on prayer and worship. Continue reading»

Partnering with Jesus in His Plans and Purposes

August 9th, 2009

God doesn’t need us to achieve his plans and purposes yet he chooses to use us as co-partners in his ministry. How do we partner with Jesus and discern his leading, his plans and his purposes? Continue reading»

Seeking the Glory of God

July 26th, 2009

Many people are hungry for the greatness, grandeur and glory of God, whether they fully realise it or not. How can we experience and reflect God’s glory? Continue reading»

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