Posts Tagged Spirit

A dwelling place for the Spirit

And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ NIV) It feels like a mystery, that God should dwell in us. That we should contain something of Him in our hearts. More so that as a people He is building us together and that His Spirit would dwell in us as a body. It realigns our thoughts of a personal walk with God to seeing it as corporate journey, we are together. We can grieve the Spirit on our own, but we can also grieve the Spirit

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Led by the Spirit

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1 NASB) At the beginning of a new year I try to gather my thoughts, I pray for wisdom for the coming season, looking to see what he will do and his desires for my life. It is simplistic, but profound, but this can all be summed up with the basis of the ministry of Jesus. Jesus was led by the Spirit. If I have any prayer this year it would be that I would be led by the Spirit. Led into

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Consumer church

We are more influenced by our culture than we think. Subtle changes. Small erosions in the landscape. And like a meandering river cuts it’s way through the valley and discards those bits that are superfluous so our culture discards those bits that are not relevant. Over time you notice the landscape change and wonder how it got there. We are in a consumer culture. From the onset of Sunday trading to the 24hour stores. I remember as a child having to drive to a local petrol station to buy milk on a Sunday, the station owner had a small shop

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Hidden from God

“My punishment is more than I can bear…… will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth” (Genesis 4:13, 14 NIV84) Cain is always thought of as an evil man who killed his brother. We forget that he loved the presence of God, and his greatest fear was to be hidden form Gods presence. I often wonder what it was like for Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel post garden. How did they interact with God, what was it like? How did god help them? We know they knew the presence of God but

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