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»
Worship and Prayer
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.
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»