Did you watch the coronation of King Charles III yesterday? What did you make of it? Personally, I thought it was an impressive spectacle. We do ceremony and pageantry well, here in the United Kingdom. It was at times moving. There were those little individual moments set against the pomp and circumstance, a son kissing… Continue reading The Coronation, the Archbishop and the Holy Spirit
Tag: The Holy Spirit
The Lord’s favour
We now arrive at one of those big hitter chapters in Isaiah, one of the best-known parts of Scripture and the bit that Jesus takes and makes his manifesto at the outset of his ministry. Having seen how Isaiah has built up to focus on the Servant as the one who ushers in God’s reign,… Continue reading The Lord’s favour
The Trinity in Isaiah
If we want to discover what it means to believe in the Triune God, then the clear revelation of this truth that there is one God in three persons is found in the New Testament, especially but not exclusively in John’s Gospel. However significant foundations for this revelation were already laid in the Old Testament… Continue reading The Trinity in Isaiah
Rumours of Revival
There have been some incredible reports coming from Asbury University in Kentucky of God moving in a powerful way starting at a chapel service. These reports describe people to come, stay, come back to an extended gathering where there has been praise, prayer, Scripture reading, preaching and testimony continuing over a number of days. Testimonies… Continue reading Rumours of Revival
Hearing the Holy Spirit
At our Life Group this week, we picked up on the theme of God sending the Holy Spirit from Sunday’s service. We focused in on these words from Acts 2:17-18 where Peter quotes the prophet Joel: ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and… Continue reading Hearing the Holy Spirit
Warning … Danger! What was going on with Ananias and Saphira?
It’s one of the most shocking and disturbing events in the New Testament. Ananias and Saphira, two early Christians turn up to make a donation to the Jerusalem church coffers, neither return home alive. They are struck dead by the Holy Spirit. What is going on there? At one end of the spectrum are those… Continue reading Warning … Danger! What was going on with Ananias and Saphira?
When the Holy Spirit breaks in
In Acts 2, when is seeking to explain what has happened, he quotes from the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.18 In those days I will pour out my Spirit even… Continue reading When the Holy Spirit breaks in
If you’ve been following along with Faithroots over the past few months, you’ll have got used to reading quite a few articles linked to Mark’s Gospel. That’s because I’ve been linking in the day to day articles with the teaching programme that our church are currently following. However, once a month, we take a break… Continue reading Twenty-one
How do you respond when God shakes your world?
Today at church we were looking at “The Birthday of the Church.” You might think we are a bit out of season for Pentecost but we’ve been working through the big story of the Bible at our monthly “all-age-services”. As you may recall, there were different responses to the events as people heard God’s name… Continue reading How do you respond when God shakes your world?
O Thou who camest from above
At the memorial service to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday evening in St Paul’s cathedral, a few traditional hymns were sung that are probably not so well known to many. So, I thought I’d share them with a few reflections. One of them was “O Thou who camest from above” by Charles Wesley. The lyrics… Continue reading O Thou who camest from above