Jonathan writes, "But these are specifics, particular things that we mustn't do - what about the general case? Do we always have to be so careful about sin? Surely, Yeshua's forgiveness means that sin doesn't matter any more, provided we don't deliberately go out and sin?"
Jonathan writes, "Anointing declares something to be set apart for G-d, to become holy and consecrated. And that anointing, that holiness, is meant to be contagious."
Jonathan writes, "What, then, lies across the faces of the thousands of men and women in this country and around the world who cannot see Yeshua? What is it that stops them from seeing what seems so obvious to us?"
Jonathan writes, "We have a duty of care too for others, particularly within the family of faith. As we have received this word, we need to share it with others so that they too can understand and come into alignment with what G-d desires of us in this day."
Jonathan writes, "If we are to be effective witnesses for the kingdom of G-d, we have to stand out from the same blandness and hypocrisy in our society today."
Jonathan writes, "In these days, when the world is in turmoil and the foundations of many are being shaken in all sorts of directions, we need to know where our foundation is. Where is our base and upon what are be basing our lives?"
Jonathan writes, "This, then is our social memory, our identity as the people of G-d. Not just Sinai, but Yeshua, the Son of the Living G-d. In his excitement and enthusiasm, John wrote..."
Jonathan writes, "Whether leaders or laity, congregations or individuals, we all need to help others and we all need to be helped. So here are the questions we need to ask ourselves and each other: who is holding your hands up?"
Jonathan writes, "How, then, are we to generalise this command - "and you shall tell your son on that day" - to ensure that our heritage is passed on and maintained for generations to come?"
Jonathan writes, "Is the world constantly pulling the rug out from beneath your feet? Do you feel defeated and brought down by the constant pressure to survive?"