Category: Worship & Song

  • Understanding the Closeness of God

    Understanding the Closeness of God

    When we are dealing with the God who made everything, including every cell in our physical bodies and all the space He inhabits within our atoms – in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28) – there is every justifiable reason why we might get confused about hearing His voice or […]

  • Leviticus! Chap. 3: Peace

    Leviticus! Chap. 3: Peace

    So far we have seen that: Leviticus 1 deals with the need for everyone to have a saviour – a sacrifice that is perfect – before we can come to God.  From the New Testament we learn that that Sacrifice is Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for us (Hebrews 8 & 9). Leviticus 2 deals […]

  • Leviticus! Chap. 2: Worship Offerings

    Leviticus! Chap. 2: Worship Offerings

    In chapter 2 of Leviticus there are no animal sacrifices mentioned.  Whereas chapter 1 refers to offerings related to sin, chapter 2 refers to free will offerings or offerings that are made just because of who God is, not so much what He has done. The elements of a freewill offering (or worship) as described […]

  • The Infinitesimal Drama of the Virgin Birth

    The Infinitesimal Drama of the Virgin Birth

    Incomprehensibly constrained to the size of a pinhead, the Lord of the Universe marches down through the ages and arrives Immanuel in a young girl’s womb. From the first glorious image of Adam through patriarchs and kings, Matthew parades the central march of God’s history before us and brings us to a place of wonder […]

  • Worship

    Worship

    I believe worship is primarily presenting our bodies a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1) before God. Worship is surrendered presentation of our bodies, an out poured soul and an entering into the joy – sometimes ecstasy- of the Holy Spirit’s rejoicing in the finished work of Christ. He spends all His time rejoicing and we enter […]

  • The most beautiful name

    The most beautiful name

    Jesus is the most beautiful name of all. Not the letters in the name or even the sound of the name itself.  No, it is His character that is the most beautiful.  The ideal image of a man as portrayed in movies by any hero strives to capture His character but never can fully.  Only […]

  • The Sea

    The Sea

    Many years ago a preacher pointed out the curious statement at the beginning of Revelation 21:   “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.  Also there was no more sea.” I’ve been thinking about that ever since (among other things). Now […]

  • Format the same, experience different

    Format the same, experience different

    I believe it is a sign that the church is being led by the Holy Spirit that I can be in worship one Sunday and be in a march across the county and the next Sunday in a love-in holding hands with angels (ok my imagination, indulge me) and knowing intimacy with the Holy Spirit as […]

  • Visions during Worship

    Visions during Worship

    Corporate worship where God is moving in the Spirit is amazing.  I am sure all sorts of things are happening while we worship that we are probably only dimly aware of.  For sure there is more going on than most of us realise. This morning during worship I had a series of visions – or […]