The Holy Spirit, however, has set times, when He works extraordinarily, pouring Himself out with dramatic and unprecedented results, in order that the Church might be strengthened for future times: “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.” (Psalm 102:13)
"The heart of the Spirit is infinitely more tender towards us than that of the most affectionate parent can be towards an only child.
In the best possible sense the Christian should be addicted to the Holy Ghost, craving each and every day His infilling. This study poses a challenging question that we need to take to heart: Have we a thirst for the power of the Holy Ghost?
The middle aged father sat in the congregation listening to another sermon, praying, wanting to believe there would be a message of hope. He has grown desperate when looking at the wreckage of sin in the life of his son, now turned 19. The abuse of alcohol, the increasing smoking habit and the justification... Continue Reading →
The term sanctification means to be set apart for God. Sanctification is the ongoing process of dying unto sin and living unto righteousness...People progressing in Sanctification are being changed in their hearts by the Holy Ghost into the likeness of Christ.
Eighteenth Century Philosopher David Hume was one of the great thinkers in the period of history known as the enlightenment. His ideas, however, were atheistic, with his denial of God and the miraculous. Towards the end of his life, however, he showed how his ideas were flawed in that they could not bring the individual... Continue Reading →
The intercession of the Spirit is not to be confused with the intercession of Christ at the right hand of God. Christ prays for us as our Mediator. The Holy Spirit, however, prays within our hearts, giving us desires, praises and petitions as we pray. Therefore the intercession of the Holy Ghost is our intercession and His groanings are our groanings.
WHAT CHILD IS THIS? The Popular Christmas song, written by William Chatterton Dix, “What Child is This?” asks the all important Christmas question: “What Child is this Who laid to rest On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping?” We do well to ponder the question and... Continue Reading →
Normally Churches are delighted to welcome the stranger but this week we had a visitor we rather wish had never bothered to stop by. On Wednesday 20th December I received a phone call from the Principal of the Christian School attached to our Church, telling me there had been a burglary. Entering the space... Continue Reading →