Is GOD near or far? A look at faith v religious practice

It is not our behaviour, our deeds, our successes or our failures that marks us for an intimate relationship with GOD… but it is our hearts — our yearning for Him and the growth of our spirit within us — which sets us apart for Him.

GOD’s Commitment to Israel (Torah Portion Hosea 13)

Yes, the Gentiles have been grafted in (Romans 11), adopted, welcomed into the Kingdom of GOD by faith. How heinous this must have seemed to the Jewish people of the time who had been brought up on their exclusive access to GOD; and yet those Jewish people who followed Jesus’ Way gave way to him, in faith.

In His Presence examined: The Church needs to Change – Part 5

When I wait upon the LORD He renews my strength (Isaiah 40:31) . Hallelujah! What about everything else that needs doing in life? Following on in the Series “Church needs to Change”, I address the second point on the list, that of engaging with GOD’s presence. I Corinthians 1:29 says, “that no flesh should glory… Continue reading In His Presence examined: The Church needs to Change – Part 5

I will build my Church: Church needs to Change – Part 4

We are not to be like the Hebrews who told Moses, ‘You go talk to God and report back to us’. Rather, we collectively and individually are meant to seek relationship with the Father. How important then to be in unity: being gracious with one another, reflecting GOD’s goodness, love and purity, which extends in and through one another.