Category Archives: Prayer

“You are the Temple” (1 Cor 3)

“You realize don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? …God’s temple is sacred— and you, remember, are the temple” (1 Corinthians 3:16- 17, The Message). Christianity doesn’t have, and never has … Continue reading

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Who do you think you are?

In Romans 8, there are eight powerful statements of true identity in Christ. As I read through the chapter again this morning, remembering the cross and the empty tomb, I’m declaring them over my life. In Jesus I have no … Continue reading

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What the Cross achieves, the Spirit effects

  The cross achieves something: the Spirit effects that achievement in our lives and in our world. There’s much to say here, but this morning, let’s just focus on this passage from John 16: “But very truly I tell you, it … Continue reading

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“it’s not what he does, it’s what he is…”

  “He cannot do anything deliberate now. The strain of his whole weight on his outstretched arms hurts too much. The pain fills him up, displaces thought, as much for him as it has for everyone else who has ever … Continue reading

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“All things to all people”- The heart of evangelism

  In Paul’s first letter to the young church at Corinth  he spells out a powerful principle which I believe should run through the core of every piece of evangelism (the way that “Blackpool” runs through the seaside rock of … Continue reading

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We are called to a radical obedience

  I’m looking at Joshua 5, and thinking about the way we live before God. And reading this passage, and thinking that thought, there’s no doubt but that we’re called to a radical obedience. Radical to the point of scary. … Continue reading

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Today Lord

  Today Lord, as I go into this new day, as I pick up the brushes on an entirely new canvas, I believe and declare what the Bible says about me, and not how I feel about myself. First Lord, … Continue reading

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