The Saul-David Transition Part 1/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22 The transition from Saul to David typically foreshadows a shift currently occurring in the church. As I write in 2005, many across the Western church, including market researchers such as George Barna, are now recognising on empirical grounds (through measuring trends) that a … [Read more...]
This teaching stream will explore the New Reformation.
While the Reformation of the 1500s was a watershed of gargantuan proportions, reshaping the religious and geo-political landscape of Europe and indeed the world to this day, nonetheless, it was only the beginning—reformation is still in process. In the light of Scripture, issues of authority and leadership, and especially sectarianism and division, remain unresolved. This calls for a more fundamental reformation at a moral and spiritual level across the whole church.
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... until a time of reformation Hebrews 9:10 Having established the deeply personal heart-foundation of reformation let us move from the individual to the corporate—from the new wine of the processed heart to the wineskin of corporate life. Like the 16th Century Reformation, the new reformation will be triggered through the unveiling of a truth. However, the unfolding of … [Read more...]
... until a time of reformation Hebrews 9:10 Christ's coming triggered a reformation, inaugurating a new order. The letter to the Hebrews is a transitional, and therefore, reformational book. Using both comparison and contrast, it shows the superiority of the new over the old, calling the believing Hebrews into complete transition. With a foot in both camps, they were caught … [Read more...]
… they thought he was a ghost. Mark 6:49 Jesus, teaching on the mount they knew. Jesus, feeding the five-thousand, and even raising the dead, they knew! But what was this new and strange manifestation? The disciples had been directed by Jesus to get into a boat and cross the lake to Bethsaida. When evening came a storm had blown up and they were ‘straining’ on the oars as … [Read more...]
How long will you mourn for Saul...Fill your horn with oil and be on your way ... 1 Samuel 16:1 Many are currently networking the old instead of anointing the new. Let me explain: because of his unbroken inner life the kingdom had just been taken from Saul and promised to one better than he—to David (1 Sam 15:28). His days on the throne were now numbered. But Samuel mourns … [Read more...]