Born of the Holy Spirit

In his book, An Anthropologist on Mars, neurologist Oliver Sacks tells about Virgil, a man who had been blind from early childhood. When he was 50, Virgil underwent surgery and was given the gift of sight. But having the physical capacity for sight is not the same as seeing. Virgil's first experiences with sight were … Continue reading Born of the Holy Spirit

The life-changing power of God’s Word

Reformation 2014 Scripture Readings Psalm 19 1 Peter 1:13-25 Introduction Us who grew up in modern times will find it hard to imagine life without electricity:  no running water in our homes, no fridges, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, TV’s, computers, air-conditioners … How annoying is it to have only one powerpoint in a room of … Continue reading The life-changing power of God’s Word

Imperishable new life

The seed of God’s word is imperishable, and therefore, the life that it generates and sustains is imperishable. The blood of Christ is of infinite value, and therefore, its value never runs out. It is an imperishable value. That is how we are ransomed. That’s the price of the new life we receive in the … Continue reading Imperishable new life