… 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...]
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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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...]
Hear, O Lord ... listen to my cry. Psalm 17:1 A PSALM OF DAVID David is the typical representative of the new kingdom order. And as such the cry of this psalm is the cry of this new order—the cry of a proven heart. In it, Saul is pursuing David, the man after the heart of God (Acts 13:22; 1 Sam 13:14). From the heights of the first anointing in Bethlehem and victory over … [Read more...]
These were the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he was banished from the presence of Saul ... warriors who helped him in battle. 1 Chronicles 12:1 Before every historic visitation of the Spirit God has sent forerunners. John the Baptist set the pattern; as a voice crying in the wilderness he prepared the way for the ministry of Christ (Mtt 3:3). Likewise, John Wycliffe … [Read more...]
On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight Hosea 6:2 The Third Day Church is not a new denomination. Neither is it any identifiable group or movement. We've been there and tried that before. Under various names and at different times those of us who have had a hunger for God and his kingdom purposes have fallen prey to elitism and spiritual … [Read more...]