Romans 8:14-15 This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. (Message Version) Sometimes reading a familiar verse, with an unfamiliar translation helps it come … Continue reading Child

Nailed it

Earlier in the year, I developed an obsession with watching Nailed It! on Netflix. The series is a reality bake-off competition where three amateur bakers compete to replicate complicated cakes and confectionery in order to win a cash prize and a “nailed it” trophy. Usually, their offerings are truly horrendous – and it makes for a good giggle with friends. “Nailed it” means to get … Continue reading Nailed it

Dwelling Place

Romans 8:9: The Hopefuelled are fuelled by being His Dwelling Place “Pleased, as man, with men to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel!” We’ve been singing this beautiful version of the carol in our Gospel Choir. It’s actually, at least for this year, my favourite carol and this version is just **goose pimples** At Chrismas, we remember that God was pleased to dwell, pleased to abide with us. … Continue reading Dwelling Place


Hopefuelled & Righteous Today we are going to jump back as Romans is absolutely saturated with this word ‘righteous’. Romans 5:1-11 6-8 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for … Continue reading Righteous


Yesterday we started reading through Romans 8, looking at verse 1. Reason number 1 that fuels our Hope is that we are the uncondemned. What does that mean for us? It means we can approach God blameless, knowing our Father does not disapprove of us. Where does that leave us? Verse 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in … Continue reading Free