Be Fierce

Courage is not the absence of fear! Courage is acknowledging our fear… and then stepping out, in the face of our fear, to fight for what we know is right.

The Missing Peace

Christians love praying for peace. But do we even know what we’re praying for? If Christians seek the peace of the world, a peace without God, that peace is merely a façade.

Departed Power

The reason for defeat in Christian life and in ministry is departed power. Just as Elisha’s young prophet lost the axe head and stopped chopping until he found it, so there is a lesson for us.

What Made the Early Church Different? 

With the students we work with, we have seen how the Holy Spirit has done a significant work in their lives.. This has really brought a heightened sense of the significance of the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives. Here are some of the things that stood out for me regarding the work of the Spirit this year:

When the Spirit Moves in Power

When the Spirit falls, the response of the crowd is very sobering. Some are “amazed”, they are in awe and curious wonderment. Others are “perplexed”, confused and cautious, they have no reference for what God is doing and are on the very edge of offence.

The Person of the Holy Spirit – Part 2

Growing up it never dawned on me that the Holy Spirit was actually a divine Person. I did say the creed, and with my mouth acknowledged that, “I believe in ‘God the Father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit.” But there was no inward reality of His divinity until years later.