In 1967 the Beatles released a Lennon-McCartney song called The Fool on the Hill. I'm showing my vintage here, but it struck me as a genuinely prophetic statement then, and still does. The lyrics go: Day after day, alone on a hill, the man with a foolish grin is perfectly still But nobody wants to know him, they can see that he's just a fool as he never gives an … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores walking in God’s Ways, as a Christian believer, but also as a society.
What are God’s ways? Certainly not ours as we pride oursleves on doing it "my way", and this is despite news media daily broadcasting the result—accelerating societal breakdown. God’s ways are therefore not only personal, but societal and ethical; they are the knowledge of God and his law for all humankind practically applied; they are wisdom for living.
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God’s ways therefore involve:
- Law and Gospel
- Social Ethics
- Path to Maturity
- Life in the Spirit
- Bible Characters
My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you Galatians 4:19 Christ being formed within us is the sine qua non of Christianity. It is the true apostolic burden and the essential ingredient of the spiritual life. Without it we are reduced to either merely a religious or rationalistic code—to "a form of godliness" (2 … [Read more...]
You shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man John 1:50, 51 At particular turning points of history a window opens and heaven is poured out. God localises his presence over the life of an individual, a church, a city, or nation in outpoured blessing and power, in what we often call revival. They are special moments of time when … [Read more...]
His dreams of fulfilled destiny lay wrecked before him. From the heights of being anointed for the throne, and of a famous victory over one of Israel's most forbidding enemies David was now thrust from Saul's service into a fugitive life. Far from the comforts of the palace he found himself fighting for his survival alone in the wilderness. But this time, instead of a … [Read more...]
“Behold the days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD." Amos 8:11 Is it possible to attend church week by week, listen to sermons, engage in all the activities of church life, perhaps even read this article, but never really hear the voice of God? … [Read more...]