First Love – Book 5 – Now Released!

After five years in the writing, I am thrilled to say that First Love is now available. Those people who have read the previous four books will notice a change in the feel and focus of the writing. The first four were written to provide a foundation for this book (and the one following). In First Love the focus now moves from learning about God to encountering Him. With this aim, each chapter is followed by some prompts and reflections, designed to inspire you to engage with God. Rather than a book that you can read in a day, First Love is designed as more of a daily devotional. People who...

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One with Christ Studies

1 Corinthians 2:9 Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him. In Jesus we have an inheritance that surpasses our understanding. The depths of Christ’s love, presence, nature and life are ours to experience. He has freely given us His Spirit and all the qualities that flow from His life: He has given us His love, joy, peace, healing, wisdom and more. But how do we experience the reality of what we have been given? How do we connect with God and know His power and love in a real and tangible...

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Predestined To..

On a few occasions in Scripture we find the word predestined. For some people this word is almost entirely overlooked throughout their spiritual lives. For others it is a word that shapes their spirituality and defines the way they view their salvation in God. So what does it mean to be predestined by God? How does predestination affect our spiritual life and our growth in God? Romans 8:28-31 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become...

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Growing in Christ

Growing in Christ is about deepening our relationship with God. In the natural realm we have many different relationships. We have friends, colleagues, spouses, children, mentors, teachers, students and so on. If we share a mutual desire to deepen a relationship with someone, then we invest more into the relationship. We put more time, energy and resources into that relationship, and we reap the reward of having a deeper relationship with that person. By investing more in the relationship we experience greater growth, connection, fulfilment and intimacy. The same is true for our spiritual...

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Baptism in the Spirit

When we first enter into relationship with Jesus we are given an awesome inheritance in Him. To lead us into the depths of our inheritance, God reveals what He is doing and creates faith in our hearts, so that through faith we will enter the reality of what He has prepared for us. As He leads us into different aspects of our inheritance in Christ we will come to a place of being offered the gift of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Mark 1:4-8 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea was going out to...

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The Essence of Faith

If we were to reduce our faith into a single principle, what would it be? What’s the essential point of being a Christian? Why are we here? Mark 12:28-34a One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that he had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, o Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ “The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as...

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