The Subtlety of Self (video clip)

Here’s how he (|Paul) unpacks it (Divisions) and he breaks it right down for understanding. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:12 (ESV) This used to puzzle me a bit – “I follow Christ,”  which sounds…

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JESUS – the Gift of Peace

Do you remember Jesus’ first words to the disciples after His resurrection? “Peace be with you.” (Jn. 20:19) The very same peace Jesus promised within hours of going to the cross (Jn. 14:27). And as we turn our attention towards Christmas, we discover peace was the angelic pronouncement upon Jesus’ birth.

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Heartburn

Jesus alone reveals God. That has been the theme of recent weeks. And particularly, how He met sinners where they were at, not where religion demanded they should be.

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let Me love you

Over recent weeks we have been exploring John 15 – what it means to abide in the Vine. In the final hours of Jesus’ life with his disciples, he placed great emphasis on this imagery.

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diVINE supply

The gospel of grace is a blessed revelation: that what God requires of us he himself supplied and supplies in the person of his beloved son Jesus. Lets discover more of it today. This is Jesus to his disciples on the evening before his death…

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Righteous Reminder

Last week we zeroed in on Romans chapter 5 verse 8… But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (AKJV) You will remember that the phrase “Christ died for us” is in the aorist tense, meaning a past action completed never to be…

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Reigning Grace

Today we revisit the book of Romans. I recommend going there often. It is the doctrinal foundation of our faith. There, the apostle Paul unpacks in great and compelling detail what the finished work of the cross has accomplished for those who trust into it. Romans was arranged first in the order of New Covenant…

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Blessed In His Rest

The imagery of being IN Christ occurs over a hundred times in the apostle Paul’s letters (i.e. in Christ, in Him, in the Beloved). Today’s message begins there…

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Abide N’ Ride!

John, the “beloved disciple,” has provided our working text over recent weeks… 1 John 4:16a (NKJV) And we have known and believed (Trusted in) the love that God has for us.

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Rest In Divine Reliance

You are God’s original idea brought to life through Jesus. He willed for you to be His child and He is happy that you are! Your new birth is proof of it (Jn. 3:3, 1 Pet. 1:3 & 23, Jn. 3:6).

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Labour Of Love

WORKS! It’s a scary word if you’ve been burned (or burnt out) by religion. By “religion” I mean all systems of self-rightness towards God.

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His Grace Towards Me

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:10 (ESV) Paul embeds himself in God’s grace.

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The Lord Our Righteousness

In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. ~ Jeremiah 23:6 (NKJV) In Jeremiah’s day man supplied his own righteousness in keeping with his fallen covenant head, the first man Adam.