Willow Creek Association UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

An Attitude of Gratitude – Helen Paris

We say this every year that “spring is a beautiful season” – re-birthing in all aspects of nature and I believe it for ourselves too. The Holy Spirit is reinforcing the word “Awareness”. Awareness, Awareness, Awareness. To be aware and alert to the presence of God’s manifestation in nature, music, relationships, sunrises and sunsets and […]

Standing Firm – Helen Paris

The Lord seems to be directing me to come alongside certain friends who have shared different aspects of concern they have for their family members. The scripture He had impacted me with towards the end of last year I was able to appropriate:- “There we stand in our appointed Holy places and help families assigned […]

Guided By The Spirit – Helen Paris

Today in New Zealand is “Waitangi Day” which is a public holiday and signifies when the British Crown signed with the Maori chiefs, New Zealand’s forming document known as the Treaty of Waitangi back in 1840. Most years, it is marked with protests by the Maori people airing their grievances on land that was confiscated […]

The Holy Spirit, Part 11: Will the Holy Spirit Ever Leave Us?

Message by John Ortberg. God wants Christ followers to know that we belong to him every day of our existence. The Holy Spirit’s presence reminds us of that. Jesus withdrew and got alone with the Spirit in order to commune with God. We also need to do this, especially in the following occasions: when we’re […]

The Holy Spirit, Part 10: Illumination

Message by John Ortberg. To have the mind of Christ is a goal to which we must strive. However, there are aspects of this world that compete for that mind. That’s where the Holy Spirit comes in. We can allow the Spirit to act as a filter; to keep our mind on the things of […]

The Holy Spirit, Part 9: The Gifts, Part 2

Message by Nancy Ortberg and Jarrett Stevens. After we learn of the gifts the Holy Spirit imparts to us, we are instructed to use them to serve the church, and not let them go to waste. This message is an overview of 10 spiritual gifts. The gifts of evangelism, faith, craftsmanship, apostleship, shepherding, administration, wisdom, […]

The Holy Spirit, Part 8: The Gifts, Part 1

Message by Nancy Ortberg and Brad Mitchell. When the Holy Spirit begins His residence in us, He gives us certain gifts that we use to edify and build up the body of Christ. These “Spiritual Gifts” come in many forms. In this message, nine spiritual gifts are outlined. They are the gifts of helps, prophesy, […]

The Holy Spirit, Part 7: Miracles

Message by John Ortberg. The church is built on the unity of the Holy Spirit, but often churches are divided on the very issue of the role and ministry of the Spirit. Well-meaning Christians have disagreed for years on the Spirit’s work. And the problems are not so much how the Spirit is working in […]

The Holy Spirit, Part 6: The Unity of the Holy Spirit

Message by John Ortberg. The Holy Spirit exists in the Trinity in mutual submission to the Father and the Son. The Son exalts and submits to the Father and the Father glorifies the Son. The Spirit points to the Son, who submits Himself the ministry of the Spirit. The Father delights in and sends the […]

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