22Aug 2014

This message is effectively in two parts. Part ‘A’ examines David – a man after God’s heart – as revealed through verses 1-3 of Psalm 23. Part ‘B’ looks at Saul, Israel’s first king who tragically became characterised by ego, self -preservation and manipulation.

05Aug 2014

What does it mean to rightly divide the word of truth? (2 Tim. 2:15). And how do you do it? This message compares text between Paul and James on the topic of “wisdom” to reveal how seemingly different scriptures, if viewed through the lens of Grace, are in fact saying the same thing (Jesus).

21Jul 2014

When the apostle Paul said he had been crucified with Christ, what exactly did he mean?

And if he was dead, what life was Paul living? This message unpacks Galatians 2:20 in a powerful way, and reveals the profound contrast between self (ego) and the Law given by Moses to deal with it, and the reality of the Christ-life.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. ~ Gal. 2:20

17Jul 2014

Do you pray the Lord’s prayer?

It’s innocent, but unnecessary. Why, because each aspect of the “model prayer” got answered through Christ on the cross at Calvary.

Born under the Law, Jesus was confined to its perimeters when teaching. Much of what He taught related directly to those who had been raised and educated under the legal framework (the Law given by Moses).

Today, we are not under the Law but Grace, meaning everything the Law demanded Jesus fulfilled and supplied us through His death, burial and resurrection. So for example, you are completely forgiven because of Jesus, not working through a check-list of people to forgive!

Remember, if it is of “works” it is no longer Grace. Forgiveness is no less important because it helps us, but in no way changes the Father’s abounding, uncaused love towards us, as revealed through His Son.

Check out the video clip.