For some of us, those two words don’t naturally seem to fit together; holiness and love. The idea of God’s holiness can feel daunting or scary, whilst the idea of His love may feel far more warm and inviting. So it’s tempting to see these as two aspects of God’s character which are at war…
Ground black pepper and holy robes
Two illustrations on Jesus, healing, and ritual impurity.
Healing in his Wings (Luke 8:40-56)
This weekend I preached at Christ Church Manchester, and in the morning I spoke on one of (or rather, two of!) my favourite stories in Luke’s gospel: the healings of Jairus’ daughter and a lady who had suffered from bleeding for twelve years. It’s a remarkable passage, which demonstrates the heart of God, the power…
Living Sacrifice: Leave Room for God (Romans 12:17-21)
When we are wronged, we can easily feel tempted to retaliate, defend ourselves and seek revenge. But Paul says there is a better way. In the penultimate talk of our series, I consider how and why we should resist vengeance, and what it means to trust in the justice of God. For more on this…
God among the sheep tails
God among the sheep tails: Bruce Waltke on the humility and holiness of God, revealed at the burning bush.
Consuming Fire: Seek the Kingdom (Matthew 6:33)
In Matthew 6:33, Jesus told his disciples to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. In the final talk of our Consuming Fire series, Liam unpacks this phrase and considers the themes of holiness and mission. Listen or download
Equipped: The Breastplate of Righteousness (Ephesians 6:10-13)
Perhaps the most important bit of the armour is the piece that covers the heart. In this talk, Liam considers Paul’s instructions to protect ourselves with the breastplate of righteousness. Listen or download (Right click the link to save)
Brand New You (Eph 4:17-32; 5:2)
How can we exchange old habits for new ones? (mp3)