God’s Zeal for Us – The End

*** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** “And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For … Continue reading

God’s Zeal for His House – Our Purpose

*** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** The Garden of Eden: paradise, inhabited by God and man. God with man and woman…the way it is meant to be; friendship with … Continue reading

God’s Zeal for His House – Jesus’ Passion (Part II)

*** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** So this was God’s plan: a house of prayer for us (i.e. the untold joy of being God’s friends), a crucifix for Jesus. … Continue reading

God’s Zeal for His House – Jesus’ Passion

*** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** For Jesus, establishing God’s house of prayer took drinking the cup of the wrath and fury of His Father against all our sin. … Continue reading

God’s Zeal for His House – The Holy Spirit’s Work (Part II)

*** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** Two weeks ago I tried to answer the question “What is successful prayer?” or “What is the goal of prayer?” My conclusion was … Continue reading

God’s Zeal for His House – The Holy Spirit’s Work

*** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** Prayer should be like paddling into a mighty wave and then effortlessly riding its force into the intimacy and victory of true prayer. … Continue reading

God’s Zeal for His House – The Father’s Mission (Part II)

 *** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** …their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer…. Isaiah … Continue reading

God’s Zeal for His House – The Father’s Mission.

 *** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** …these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices … Continue reading

God’s zeal for His house – Defining prayer

*** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can check out the Introduction to the series here. *** So prayer is strongly on God’s heart as we saw last week. But what is prayer? This may seem like it has an … Continue reading

God’s Zeal for His House – Introduction

 *** This article is part of a blog series by a Guest Author: Nic Thackwray. It is a journey into understanding better God’s Zeal for His House. You can read the Introduction to get a good perspective of where this journey will go. *** …and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from … Continue reading