Have you seen the footage of people who have had a cochlear implant hear for the first time? Or when someone first puts on glasses that corrects their colour-blindness? These are moments filled with joy, amazement, shock, excitement – they are life changing. These moments are just the same as when you receive the Holy Spirit. It is a moment in time, a real encounter. The life-changing realisation that God is there. It’s not just a warm-fuzzy feeling – it is an experience that can be seen and heard, just like what happened in......
A thousandth of a second makes all the difference in sporting achievements, but when it comes to word of God – is near enough good enough? We want things to be easy – but what does God want? He has set out one clear way, make sure you are on it. “Straight is the gate, and narrow is the way”. Talk given: 21 August 2016...
Is God looking for a safe bet? A celebrity? Or for those who turn aside, who hope and wish for more to life? God destroys the wisdom of the wise, he chooses the foolish things to confound those wise in their own mind. If you wish for more, you can have proof. One that is based on experience, rather than natural analysis of ‘the smart money’. Learn to trust, you won’t feel foolish for long. Talk given: 3 July 2016...
What is the church? Is it a grouping of folks who have agreed on version of the bible, or can it be born of a miracle? God makes himself known and gives you what it takes to follow his word – a prayer language, healing, provision, prophesy, wisdom, comfort – these are all available to those who have met God. See the miracle, make the choice. Repent, be baptised and receive the gift of God’s Holy Ghost. Become part of The Church. Talk given: 29 May 2016...
Was the Day of Pentecost a once-off curiosity, or something more? The Day of Pentecost was a pivotal moment in history, prophesied throughout the Bible. It is the day everything changed. You can have the same experience as the people did on that day 2000 years ago. “Tarry here until you receive power from on high” (Luke 24:49). Talk given: Biennial Conference, 14th March 2016...
Jesus’ first two miracles set the scene for His purpose. In each case He appears reluctant: but only so that He can make us pause and realise that the miracle was speaking of a time that was not yet. He would first go through His ministry, be crucified, rise from the dead and then pour out the Holy Spirit – the fulfilment of His first two miracles. The miracles that Jesus first performed looked forward to the time of which He said his followers would be involved in: “greater works than these”.......