We must learn dependence on the Holy Spirit. Whatever our struggles with a more 'charismatic' approach to church liturgy, recognition of the place of the Spirit in all functions of gathered community and His role in our living a life of worship is paramount. We find that as the Spirit of the Lord has liberty, all aspects of community gathering are impacted.
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Chapter 3 includes two of the most well know phrases in the whole Bible. They both come in a conversation between Jesus and a Pharisee named Nicodemus… Jesus says to Nicodemus ‘you must be born again’ (v7). Jesus is trying to explain to a genuine seeker, how to enter God’s kingdom. He is speaking of a brand new start, some...
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Philip Yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered up. What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the 'new, rediscovered' Jesus--or even the Jesus we think we know so well?