PENTECOST SUNDAY The Pentecost Event was an incisive Kingdom invasion, with Jesus not waiting for the disciples to attain to a state of full readiness. It was clearly a ready-or-not…
One of Isaiah’s prophecies regarding Jesus, states: “. . . He possessed no distinguishing beauty or outward splendor to catch our attention – nothing special in his appearance to make…

Alone or In Tandem

October 8, 2023
The early Church lived an uprooted and overturned life, while the world around them stayed rigidly unchanged, ignorant of the new life Jesus offered. And the old life was seriously…

The Light Now Ours

September 3, 2023
When God’s Majesty is seen accommodating the relative inferiority of mankind, it staggers the (human) imagination. Pondering the ever-expanding universe alongside the miniscule planet on which we live is equally…

Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

August 20, 2023
Life in the Kingdom of God is lived in stark contrast with life in the ‘kingdom’ of unredeemed people. The differences were constantly highlighted by Jesus’ way of life, his…

A Beloved People

June 18, 2023
In a magnanimous show of Eternal Love, Jesus came to live amongst us. He chose to die in our place. He rose from the grave to share resurrection life with…

An Embarrassment of Riches

November 20, 2022
We live in the ‘time between the times,’ the Now and the Not Yet,’ the ‘here and the still arriving;’ all these descriptions of our day swirling with mystery and…

The Spirit’s Impact

November 13, 2022
In the weeks and months following Pentecost there was, in the hearts of the disciples, a hyper-tangible sense of the realness, the immediacy, of the inside-of-them, superpower in the person…

Dimensions of Glory

October 30, 2022
Jesus’ miracles kept the disciples’ heads spinning: water, now wine, the blind, now seeing, Peter’s mother-in-law, bed-ridden, now preparing a meal for everyone, life-threatening swells, now a placid lake, an…

The WORD Now, as Then

October 23, 2022
We are those who live in this world but who have citizenship in another. We are aliens, a people of another realm, another authority, another power. Our life in Christ…