A river that I could not cross …

“A mighty wave, a mighty wind is coming from heaven, to raise up our nation again” (Ulf Christiansson) – As I walked along the beach, feeling the wind and watching the waves, these words of faith came into my mind. God is calling us to move - from where we are right now to where …

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What does God’s Word have to say to us? (some sermons)

Sermon on John 11:1-57 The story of the raising of Lazarus has a great deal to teach us. A good starting-point might be the name, "Lazarus." It means "God is my help" or "God helps." Isn't that a great starting-point? It reminds us that God is our Help. It reminds us that God helps us. …

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“Be filled with the Spirit” and “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly”

Scripture speaks with authority because it speaks as the God-breathed Word. The authority of the Word by which we are brought to faith must be seen in connection with the power of the Holy Spirit. The life of faith into which we are brought by the Word and the Spirit is both life in the …

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“The virgin will be with child … ” (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). “He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

Matthew 1:18-25 The birth of Christ is a fulfilment of prophecy: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a Son, and they will call Him Immanuel’ (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14). Christ is ‘God with us’. He was born through the power of the Holy Spirit  (Matthew 1:18,20). He is still ‘God …

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