John14v1-3. Heaven is the Bible term for God’s home, where His throne is; the place of His presence to which the risen Jesus returned; where the church triumphant unites for worship; where Christ’s people will be with their Saviour forever. At Jesus return heaven & earth unite.
Rev.20v14-15. Our culture has an exalted optimism about human nature, a shrunken idea of God and a skepticism as to whether personal morality really matters. So it’s difficult for Christians to take the reality of hell seriously or to talk about it - but Jesus & his apostles did!
Tuesday 31st October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of what many consider to be the start of the Reformation. Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis onto the church door in Wittenberg, going public with his call for reformation in the Church. This [...]
Our God speaks! It’s as natural for him as it is for me. He made me, after all! There is no doubt that the one, true and living God is a God who speaks. The Bible often emphasises that the idols of [...]
I love reading the stories of the Reformation, the Puritans, the Great Awakenings, the Revivals. I also love learning about the lives of great figures in church history, missionaries, evangelists, pioneer Pentecostalists, the great preachers and the great social reformers. It is [...]
I love the story of Esther in the Old Testament. This beautiful, godly young woman was a Jewish orphan. She, along with most of her nation, had been taken into exile when the vast, pagan Empire of the Medes & Persians overran [...]
It was a break between sessions at a conference for church leaders. As I stood in line for a drink I engaged in conversation with a young church leader. It soon became clear he was tussling with an element of confusion. My [...]