The Presence of the Holy Spirit
April 10th, 2021
A review of scripture indicates that the Spirit of God has been present in every dimension of the story. Remember, there is one God who eternally exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit....  Read More
by Tom Jackson
On the road to Emmaus
April 3rd, 2021
The post-resurrection episode where Jesus walks with two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus reminds us that it’s not enough to know the facts of the gospel; salvation comes through an encounter wi...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The What and Why of the Death of Jesus
April 3rd, 2021
Easter is the highlight of the Christian year; together with believers all over the world we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. But the reason there is resurrection is because there was a death. Goo...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
This is Jesus.
March 27th, 2021
One of life’s great satisfactions is arriving at a destination we look forward to after a very long journey. In the gospels, Jesus’ long journey began in a place called Caesarea Philippi; at this cruc...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Promise, Presence, and Power of Jesus
March 20th, 2021
This living through the coronavirus pandemic experience has been no fun; it has been a long, dark, painful episode. The good news that we have learned – again – is that Jesus is walks with us through...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Three Heads of Let Us
March 14th, 2021
Our text is Hebrews 10:19-26.This is one of these passages that if I took time to thoroughly unpack it, you’d be here for hours reading page after page.  Rather than writing a mini-commentary, I thoug...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Hope of Glory
March 6th, 2021
Biblical hope is very different from natural hope. Natural hope is the optimistic wish for a particular event within the realm of possibility. Biblical hope is the joyful, confident anticipation of so...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Living Hope
February 27th, 2021
When we lived in Ukraine, part of the difficulty was the lack of predictability, especially around shopping. We simply did not know when what might be available. And so something like a grocery list b...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Promises, Oaths, Anchors, and Priests
February 21st, 2021
In I Corinthians 13.13, the apostle Paul writes that ‘So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love’.We know that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith, and s...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
More than a name
February 13th, 2021
One of the fun things about being a parent is the ability to name a child. But it can be a bit daunting as you begin to realise this little person is going to have to live with this name for the rest ...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
El Shaddai - God Almighty
February 6th, 2021
Have you ever wanted to start over? Hit the re-set button? Make a clean break with the past? Once at a summer camp pottery class, I accidentally made an object that looked like a Salvador Dali sculptu...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Yahweh Jireh - the Lord who Provides
January 30th, 2021
In Genesis chapter 22 we read one of the most poignant stories in the Bible, the episode where God instructs Abraham to do sacrifice Isaac. The difficulty of these chapter occurs on at least three lev...  Read More
by Tom Jackson