To Live is Christ
June 13th, 2021
The energetic and effervescent character named Dani Rojas in the sitcom Ted Lasso shares his life philosophy: Football is Life! This reminds me of the Scottish football manager who, when asked, Is foo...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Providential Gospel Progress
June 5th, 2021
When Paul found himself in a difficult situation, he didn't question God's goodness but rather saw God's providential hand opening opportunities for the gospel...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Beginning with the end in mind
May 29th, 2021
Here’s the big idea: God has invested so much to purchase you through Christ, he will finish what he started.The book of Philippians is marked by encouragement and joy. Paul is in prison in Rome, writ...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Power of the Spirit
May 22nd, 2021
Before Jesus ascended into heaven, this is what he told his followers:But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and ...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Gifts of the Spirit - Part 2
May 15th, 2021
God has called us to be a Spirit-empowered community of believers reaching lost people with the gospel. Jesus has told us to go everywhere and make disciples. Our task is so challenging that we need e...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Gifts of the Spirit
May 15th, 2021
A couple of years ago I lost my balance and, in putting my hand out to brace the bang against the wall, broke my thumb. It’s amazing how much we take for granted key parts of our body until we don’t h...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Fruit of the Spirit
May 9th, 2021
What would it be like to live in a world dominated by love, joy, and peace? What would it be like to be surrounded by people marked by patience, kindness, goodness? How aweseome would it be for faithf...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Life in the Spirit
May 2nd, 2021
The Holy Spirit is not an optional add on to an otherwise natural Christian life; rather, the Spirit is the very habitat in which we live the Christian life....  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
April 24th, 2021
The book of Acts begins with Jesus making a power promise: You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you (Acts 1.8). Previous to this, however, Jesus made a beautiful promise about th...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Person of the Holy Spirit
April 17th, 2021
At the college where I did theological studies we took a fifteen-minute coffe breek daily between the first and second sections of class. We would often mingle and speak to people we knew or meet new ...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
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