“Thy Kingdom come” – it’s a phrase many are familiar with, but do you know what it means? This phrase reflects the plan of God, a plan he demonstrated to everyone when he raised Jesus from the dead. Is the resurrection of the dead is a fairy tale? A story to make death easier? When you receive the Holy Spirit, you receive the power that raised Christ from the dead. You are given the confidence that this life is not just for a fleeting moment. When His kingdom comes, will you be......
The Bible – an old, irrelevant story book? Or a teacher, full of lessons for those choosing to follow God? The Bible exists for the benefit of the reader – so that we can be confident in His love and plan for mankind. It is not a philosophy book, but a record of man’s interaction with God. It leads us to know Him personally through receiving the Holy Spirit. We are encouraged not to neglect God’s word, but to live by it. The Bible is limited to what it can fit on it’s pages,......
New York, London, Ankara, Beirut, Paris… Jerusalem? How do we react to atrocities like the attacks in Paris a couple of days ago? Are we foreign policy experts? It’s easy, too easy, to talk tough: to say we are “in a war” (no, we’re not); to say we are being overrun (no, we’re not); to point out difference; to tar the innocent with the shame of the guilty, because in our feeble understanding they seem the same to us. We conflate the issues. And we perpetuate the problem. Time for us to......
History repeats itself, each generation pulls down and puts back what they think is better. Generations of men come and go. God will judge all men and things done in the past. Would King Solomon have changed his life if he saw his future? He knew of God’s plan, but got caught up with his own ideas. We are the temple now. Talk given: June 2015....
Jesus rose from the dead and sent the Holy Ghost as a Comforter. The Holy Spirit’s presence was confirmed with the evidence of speaking in tongues. The apostles were there on the day of Pentecost when more than 3,000 people received the Holy Spirit. The hope for the world changed that day. Talk given: 14 June 2015....