Jesus people, loving people

Feeding of 5000

30th May 2019
“Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” (John 6:5) Jesus asked Philip from Bethsaida, up on the hillside on the east side of the Sea of Galilee, faced with a clamouring and hungry crowd (5000+) and no shops anywhere near. Philip was a man with a practical head – and there is […]

A Global Return to Grassroots Church

2nd May 2019

Julia Faire explores the historical roots of our christian faith and considers the clues that may give to where we're headed.

Christianity’s humble beginnings A handful of fishermen, a tax collector, a political revolutionary and some women – all beginning with the Carpenter Himself: Christianity, or ‘the Way’ as it was first called, did not originate with th[...]

See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptised?

17th December 2018

This is the first of two posts on baptism: its importance, history and development in the early centuries and to us today.

I’ve seen many baptisms … they are some of the most exciting moments in a church family’s life… let alone in the life of the individual being baptised. My baptism? The most important d[...]

Paul Sets off Fireworks in Galatia

11th December 2018

The book of Galatians contains Paul's most forceful language. As a former Pharisee he knew exactly what was at stake as he walked right into the heart of the major controversy of his time. Julia Faire details the explosions.

This is good news, many are finding Jesus BUT these Gentiles who join our religion must do things the right w[...]

Barnabas The Encourager: A Brief Biography

8th October 2018

Both Luke and Apostle Paul write of how Paul and Barnabas worked closely together on their church apostolic adventures. In any study, Paul usually steals the limelight. But what about Barnabas? What did he do? What can we learn from him?

Was Barnabas (Joseph) one of the original 120 on the Day of Pentecost? Or was it [...]

A picture of generosity

9th March 2018

Some reflections on generosity looking at the New Testament and early church writings.

What does the New Testament really say about true generosity? What comes out looks rather different from the almost unquestioned acceptance by evangelical Christians today of tithing (giving 10 percent of your income) as a guide for financial giving. Here are some thoughts about givingR[...]

WordPress Lightbox