The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ. ‘No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit’ (1 Corinthians 12:3). ‘In Jerusalem’, on ‘the day of Pentecost’ there are ‘Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven’ (Acts 2:1, 5). They are ‘amazed’ at what they hear – ‘we hear them telling in our […]Read More Come, Holy Spirit.
“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). One ministry was about to end. Another ministry was about to begin. The second ministry would be greater than the first ministry. – The first ministry was the ministry of John the Baptist. – The second ministry was the ministry of Jesus the Saviour. What a […]Read More A Christ-Centred Life And A Christ-Centred Ministry
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Here are some thoughts on our true freedom in Christ. When Jesus began His teaching ministry, He quoted from the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has sent Me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives … to set […]Read More Our True Freedom In Christ
“Anyone who comes to Me, I will never cast out” (John 6:37). Often, it seems like we’re living in an earthbound existence. We look out beyond ourselves, and we see nothing but an enormous iceberg that keeps us from getting through to the God who loves us with a warm-hearted love. Then, Jesus comes along. […]Read More Jesus Is The Ice-Breaker.
Psalm 2:1-12; Mark 8:27-9:8 We’re going to think together about Jesus is and what He has done for us. We’re also going to think about keeping our eyes on Jesus and living for Him. (1) We begin by looking at two questions – “Who do men say that I am?” and “Who do you say that […]Read More Thinking Together About Jesus: Psalm 2:1-12; Mark 8:27-9:8
“Your eyes are too pure to look on evil” (Habakkuk 1:13). The contrast between our sinfulness and God’s holiness is an absolute contrast – never the two shall meet. Can we raise ourselves up from our sinfulness to God’s holiness? – No! We cannot. We need to be raised up from above, by the Lord. […]Read More You Raise Me Up …