Category Archives: Spiritual Gems in the New Testament

358. PENTECOST. Culminating The Christ Event. From Christ’s Incarnation To Christ’s Pouring Out Of The Holy Spirit. [A Thumbnail sketch of Salvation in Titus 3:4-6]

As I was thinking about Pentecost Sunday, my mind went to the phrase “renewal of the Holy Spirit” so I decided to see how it might relate to Pentecost. There are times when we read quickly over a passage of … Continue reading

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315. Striving for significance? You don’t need to as a believer! The truth of Ephesians 1:4

There are many believers today who are earnestly striving for significance. They feel they are insignificant as people in the world. Others feel that the contribution they try to make to the world is insignificant. The problem is that when … Continue reading

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286. Praying Our Way Through Paul’s Letter To The Ephesians. “Blessing God Who Blesses His People By Adopting Them Into His Family. Ephesians 1:5.”

We as believers choose to bless the Lord who chose to bless us by adopting us into His family. The Passage of Scripture. Ephesians 1:5 Eph 1:5 “In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the … Continue reading

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285. The World Needs God’s Healing Love And Power Now! Let’s together pray it into being! Praying through Ephesians.

I am finding a deep yearning in the hearts of believers in many parts of the world for God to move in a powerful way. The yearning is not just so that believers have a more peaceful life, though we … Continue reading

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284. Praying Our Way Through Paul’s Letter To The Ephesians. Ephesians 1:4. We are chosen by God Himself to fulfil His purpose for us in His world

The passage of Scripture.  Eph 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the … Continue reading

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275.“FROM GLORY. THROUGH GORY. TO GLORY!” The Easter story in 6 words. (Micro version!) Part 1 of 2.

The heading “FROM GLORY. THROUGH GORY. TO GLORY!” The Easter story in 6 words, is a Micro version of the full Easter story. So if someone asks you to explain the Easter story in less than 4 seconds, you can … Continue reading

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248. The Challenge of the Christ of Christmas. [For you and me!] Galatians 4:4-5

A lot has changed in our world over the last 5 years since I last wrote on this subject on this website. More will change in the coming years. But what does remain constant is the enduring message of Christmas. … Continue reading

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247.The Humility of Spirit-filled Believers. Pardon? Say that again! Ephesians 5:18-21

“Pardon! I must have heard you incorrectly. Did you say the humility of Spirit-filled believers?” That would be an oxymoron for sure in the view of many. [NOTE 1} It may be that your experience of people purporting to be … Continue reading

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246.  Genuine love. What is it? How should it behave? Romans 12:9-13

We have many wonderful English translations of the Bible at the moment, but sometimes a few fail to do justice to the real meaning of the Biblical text. Recently I was doing some study on the word for “hospitality” in … Continue reading

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206. “Transfiguration” today. Who? Me? The challenging, comforting truths of 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

After hearing a wonderful sermon by Stuart our new Rector on “Transfiguration” I was prompted to have a look back to an article I wrote some years ago on the same subject but from a different passage of scripture.  It … Continue reading

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