The King had proclaimed a pardon, and that proclamation must have effect—through Christ's Spirit.
Read the creed by William Arthur as he articulates a bold faith in the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
The instant effect of the descent of the Spirit on the first Gentile converts in the house of Cornelius was that they began to “magnify God.”
When sin rules in human affairs, God’s justice is not to be found—which is why he stepped in to make things right.
God will not allow us to bask in some warm, fuzzy glow that does not face reality. If we choose to live without God, his shalom is an impossibility.
Once we have listened to God and our community, this moves us into the loving and serving stage of a fresh expression.
Jesus is a blended ecology, the life of heaven and mud-stuff. The church is his blended ecology, a colony of heaven, in, with, for, and among a sin-marred valley.
As Creator and Sustainer of the universe, God is the only true King.
Worship is the central act of the people of God in response to his majestic and loving rule. It serves as a witness and invitation to the nations.
In seasons of hardship, the eternal God is our hope and the source of renewal for an abundant future.