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Comma or full stop? #5

This is the final post in a series of posts entitled ‘Comma or full stop?’ In each post, I have been using the above phrase from Coldplay’s song ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ to look at what I think it means, as a Christian, to be a comma rather than a full stop. Each post is based on Matt … Continue reading

Comma or full stop? #4

This is the fourth in a series of posts entitled ‘Comma or full stop?’ In each post I have been using the above phrase from Coldplay’s song ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ to look at what I think it means, as a Christian, to be a comma rather than a full stop. Each post is based on … Continue reading

Comma or full stop? #3

This is the third in a series of posts entitled ‘Comma or full stop?’ The second thing I am learning about what it means as a Christian to be a comma rather than a full stop is this… 2. Learn to take courage often. In other words, being a comma rather than a full stop … Continue reading

Comma or full stop? #2

This is the second in a series of posts entitled ‘Comma or full stop?’ You can read the first here. In each of these posts I am looking at some of the things I am learning about what it means, as a Christian, to be a comma rather than a full stop. Each of these … Continue reading

Comma or full stop? #1

Comma or full stop? This is a question I have been asking myself at different points throughout this year. Am I more like a comma or like a full stop? It started shortly after I bought Coldplay’s album Mylo Xyloto earlier in the year. On the album, in one of the songs ‘Every Teardrop Is … Continue reading

Automatic Doors and Asian Food

This morning we went along to Jubilee Church, Shepperton. I am speaking at their carol service next Sunday evening and as there were no morning services at King’s Church, High Wycombe today, this morning provided the ideal opportunity for me to get a little bit of a feel for Jubilee before pitching up next Sunday. … Continue reading

‘Compass or Map?’ #4

The final way in which God’s Satnav works is through the godly advice of Christian friends. Discovering God’s will is often far from straightforward, which is why God has not asked us to do it on our own! As Moore writes, “Acts is a book about Christians finding guidance together. Paul began his journeys while … Continue reading

‘Compass or Map?’ #3

The second way in which God’s Satnav works is through open and closed doors. If we rely on common sense alone we may end up missing opportunities that God is leading us into. In his book, ‘The Purpose Driven Life’, Rick Warren writes about how many people are driven by fear. He then goes on … Continue reading

‘Compass or Map?’ #2

In the first of this series of posts, I touched on the importance of drawing a distinction between God’s ‘general’ will and his ‘particular’ will, and tried to highlight the change of perspective that understanding this distinction brings. Steven Furtick captures something of this change of perspective when he writes the following… “When it comes to … Continue reading

‘Compass or Map?’ #1

During the summer, we attended a young people’s event known as Newday. On the final morning, Joel Virgo shared 5 things that he wished someone had told him when he was young. One of these was that God gives us a compass, not a map. Often, when it comes to discovering God’s will for our … Continue reading

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