Complexity has its purpose!

Matthew  8:1-4   “Jesus Heals A Leper” When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him. And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. […]

Reminded by the Spirit

It was in 1987 that I surrendered my life to Jesus and then shortly after I experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit which was an amazing experience that set my life on a pathway of dynamic encounters along with times of considerable suffering but with great spiritual growth. Its been 31 years since those early days and I continue […]

His hand is still stretched out

Isaiah 9:17 Therefore the Lord does not take pleasure in their young men, Nor does He have pity on their orphans or their widows; For every one of them is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth is speaking foolishness. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away and His hand is still stretched out. This is […]

And We Still Go To The High Places

The Pastor, Vicar or Priest welcomes the congregation into the house of God and encourages everyone that today they have come to meet with the living God. This encouraging invitation to worship has a measure of truth in its statement but at the same time falls short of the reality of life in the Spirit. It’s hard for people to […]

The fear of losing

Having served in the armed forces I appreciate the reverence of the US soldier for his rifle. The video clip is almost like a military Psalm of praise to the rifle. In my time of service in the British Army the standard issue was the British L1A1 SLR and mine was customised just for me. It was early in training […]

Shouting to be found

As a young child I always enjoyed a game of hide and seek but it was always difficult if the friend looking for you got distracted and went off and did other things, for those friends the game had to make a little easier with the odd noise for a clue thrown in. I’m 52 years old and still playing […]

The Alters In Our Temple

2 Kings 16:12-14   When the king came from Damascus, the king saw the altar; then the king approached the altar and went up to it, and burned his burnt offering and his meal offering, and poured his drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar. The bronze altar, which was before the LORD, he brought […]

Have You Ever Paid For Sex

  There’s not many men or women who will openly confess to having paid for sex. Being a “punter” is something that men will rarely boast about, but the fact is many have used the services of a prostitute. If you have then you’ll appreciate some of the bible stories better than others and recognise that not much changes in […]

Unsung heroes – Author Michael Duncan

The Gospels record the burial of Jesus clinically. The detail is limited.  Yet we do know that it was Joseph of Arimathea who bravely requested permission to treat Jesus body after his death.  Mark tells us that Joseph “took courage” before he made his request; and John records that Joseph took Jesus’ body “secretly for fear of the Jews”.  As […]