Setting the scene A little while ago a good friend of mine and I decided to go on a days hunting trip together, we planned where we would go and what to take, gun, knife, food, drinks, first aid kit you know that kind of stuff, you never know what you might meet. When I… Continue reading A short story about my walk with my friend and God up a hill.
After the day of Pentecost the life of the believer was radically changed. No longer did we need to head to a Temple to worship. We individually and corporately became the Temple of the living God. The place where His presence dwells. Just pause and think on that for a moment… When God dwells in… Continue reading Corporate worship and the New Testament (a brief reflection)
The Gospel of John is probably the most intimate account of Jesus’ life that we have, not least because it was written by the disciple who was so close to him. It contains lots of stories of people meimpacted by him. Not surprisingly our current teaching series Encountering Jesus has been deeply moving for us… Continue reading Encountering Jesus
RETURNING HOME Flying over city lights stretched out far and wide Dividing streets into grids and nucleated patterns Returning after a weekend of refreshing revitalization and burden removing A weekend of tenderness of talking and laughter spent Relationships restored answered prayers Fears bought into the fathers light Then bound in the truth of his words Flipped… Continue reading Thoughts from Mobilise 2016
“You’ve got to pray just to make it today” Wise words indeed from Stanley Kirk Burrell aka M.C. Hammer Throughout the bible we see evidence of God reacting when people pray. In the book of Exodus God says he has heard the groaning of his people who had been oppressed by the Egyptians for… Continue reading A time to pray
We were all affected yesterday as Christchurch was again rocked by an earthquake. Those here 5 years ago were reminded of that devastating time and those who have arrived since can only imagine what people are feeling. Christ is our Rock, our Sure Foundation on which we stand. And that was shown yesterday in many ways! … Continue reading Sunday Shakes
The kids and back in school and all the adults breath a sigh… Now we can all think about the year ahead. And what a year it is going to be! In the King’s office we have been planning this year for months already and we have some exciting events coming up. Last Sunday… Last weekend was… Continue reading February at Kingi Whanau