What is the Bible?

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Theme: Doctrine‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.’  2 Tim 3:16 I have recently completed a critique of Brian McLarens latest book ‘A new kind of Christianity’ (See Articles section of this Blog) and my conclusion is that he is actually describing a new kind of

Given to Give

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Theme: Anointing – necessary or nice to have?Acts 3:6-7 ‘Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were

Once-off or repeated?

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Theme: Anointing – Necessary or nice to have?Ephesians 5:18 ‘Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.’ Many years ago, Rick Godwin came to South Africa to speak at a convention. His key address was titled ‘Fresh Oil’. The basic idea was that we should not rely on

How do we receive?

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Theme: Anointing – necessary or nice to have?Acts 8:17 ‘Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.’My wife, Pat, and I became disciples of the Lord Jesus at roughly the same time. Some lovely people from the Assemblies of God took us in hand. First they instructed us

From whom do we receive anointing?

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Theme: Anointing – necessary or nice to have?Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”The visiting ‘man of God’ stood on the platform, raised his right arm high

What is the anointing we receive?

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Theme: Anointing – necessary or nice to have? Acts 10:38 ‘…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Several years ago a friend and fellow Christian leader became

Our Need of Anointing

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Theme: Anointing: Necessary or nice to have?I became a disciple of the Lord Jesus at the age of 30. My first church experience was in a Pentecostal assembly whose leaders soon instructed my wife and I on the necessity of being ‘baptised in the Holy Spirit’. As a fresh and excited new believer I took

A new kind of Liberalism

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A review of ‘A new kind of Christianity’ (HarperCollins 2010) by Brian McLarenBrian McLaren is an influential Post Modern thinker in Christian circles.  For that reason alone, his latest book A New Kind of Christianity, deserves probing and analysis for its impact on biblical truth and the centrality of Jesus to his

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