Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and rock of offense ... Romans 9:33 The school of the Spirit is pre-eminently a ‘school for scandal’. Whenever God visits the earth he does it contrary to our patterns and expectations. He does not fit our preconceived notions of who we think he is and of how he should do it. Even though he is the God that never changes, he … [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
… I betrothed you to one husband…to Christ…But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:2-3 NASB The warfare of worship The Holy Spirit is calling out a bride for the Son in this generation. But once we respond to this `wooing’ of the Spirit we … [Read more...]
... again there shall be heard in this place … the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride ... Jeremiah 33: 10, 11 God is restoring the voice of the bride in this generation. The voice of praise and worship—the voice of a passionate and pure love is being heard again across the nations. But as thrilling as this is it's important to understand that in God's biology … [Read more...]
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...]
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 Tim 3:5). … [Read more...]