His House Is Us!

Rick Joyner wrote in his book, ‘Apostolic Ministry’, a question that was etched in my mind – ‘What would the Church look like if it were built not to attract people, but God?’  This is not a slam on any seeker-friendly church, but a reminder to us that our primary ministry is first unto the Lord. Jesus must be so centric in all that we’re doing in the church and, as a church, for us to be effective in reaching […]

Loathsome Lukewarmness

I’m certain that the Epicurean Church, usually in her finest element when discussing prime restaurants to indulge her gourmet as well as gourmand appetites, would wholly concur with this biblical statement of fact: lukewarmness is revolting! To this end, the Church and her Christ would be in complete and perfect agreement. There’d be no avenue for splitting interpretative or prophetic hairs here and no scope for creating rival theological camps.  Clearly and simply stated, the Lord loathes lukewarmness!  Now, while […]

Revival or Bust!

‘Astonishment swept over the crowd, for they were amazed over what had happened.’ Act 3:10 TPT  When Peter and John healed the crippled man at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, the Bible says, ‘The whole crowd ran to them in amazement’ Act 3:11 (CEV).  As the Spirit was freshly poured out, the crowds’ reaction to the miracles performed by those go-for-broke 1st century Christians was extraordinary. Luke had to keep coming up with superlatives!  • ‘They marvelled’  • ‘Filled […]

Jesus and Social Justice

The subject of social justice is prevalent. We hear it spoken by politicians, preachers, celebrities, authors, and media influencers. Fallen humanity has produced countless injustices. In the family, it’s in the form of domestic violence, adultery, and child abuse. In the political realm, unjust wars, discriminatory laws, and corruption abound. Human trafficking, child labour, genocides, and abortions go unnoticed around the world. When we see fellow humans treating others unjustly, we’re appalled.  “How can husbands abuse their wives?”, “How can an adult […]

Born With A Mission

I recently heard from a church member that a few of his peers had left the church because they were offended by a preacher saying that this church was not for those who didn’t believe in missions.  I couldn’t help but think – Is there a church that does not believe in missions? When Jesus’ time on earth was ending, He gave His disciples a mission that would affect the entire world to this day. When we become Christ followers, […]

After Darkness, Light

Jesus exhorted us to watch and pray over events in our times. The polarising dynamics of the great outpouring of the Spirit and increased darkness over nations are happening right now and will continue until His return. As intense darkness accelerates, so will the light of God’s glory. Isaiah 60:2 tells us, ‘For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.’ […]

Discerning The Time

‘To everything there is a season; a time for every purpose under heaven.‘  Ecclesiastes 3:1 Whether in sports or stocks, or in nearly anything we do, the adage ‘timing is everything’ is immutably true. So, when the Word equates living by the Spirit and keeping in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25 NIV), the implication is clear: it’s not enough to know what God wants us to do; we must also discern when.  Soon after David’s rule over all Israel […]

A Glorious Church

At His bidding, we open our wallets, our hands, and our homes. When called upon, we lay down our lives. We’re not perfect but, by any standard, the Bride of Christ sure is a beautiful thing to behold.

Cells – The Cradle of Circumcision

Ever wonder why Jesus chose to become a ‘Cell Leader’ for a group of 11 temperamentally-diverse tradesmen, and 1 morally-challenged treasurer? By the anointing of the Holy Spirit, He was already perfect and powerful, so why would He want to fraternise with this ragtag bunch of disciples? I guess it was for the same reason that He chose to get baptised, even though He was sinless, and allowed Himself to be cruelly crucified, loving His enemies right to the end. […]

The Circle Dance of Love

Faith in God is deeply personal. It draws each person into a saving, transforming relationship through Jesus Christ. But our Christian walk is never meant to be individualistic – we’re meant to co-exist with others in relationships.  How countercultural! To the post-modern mind, authentic relationships may not always be a first consideration. “Who needs it? I want to be a self-made man.” Without even realising it, the assumed baseline for life today is the trinity of ‘me, I, and myself’. When Jesus […]