A couple of weeks ago as a church plant we watched ‘This is how we change the world’ – a documentary about the first 5 years of Elevation Church, Charlotte in the United States. In its first 5 years as a church Elevation saw over 11,000 people make a commitment to follow Jesus. I try … Continue reading
For the start of Advent, thought I’d share this little video in which Glen Scrivener compares Jesus and Santa. Enjoy!
Over the course of the last week or so I have been thinking about a mistake that I know I am prone to make. Maybe I’m the only person who makes this mistake but just in case you make it too, the mistake in question is this… Worrying about battles that God has already won. … Continue reading
Last Thursday morning I was getting into my car when a man cycled past my house. Nothing unusual about that. As I pulled out of my drive, though, and drove along behind him I suddenly noticed what was written on the back of his coat. In large, white, bold print letters on the back of … Continue reading
I came across this video on Pete Cornford’s blog this evening and watched it. You should watch it too!
“Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied.” Isaiah 53:11 Continue reading
Something to ponder (perhaps) over the course of the next 2 or 3 days… “Jesus didn’t have to die despite God’s love; he had to die because of God’s love. And it had to be this way because all life-changing love is substitutionary sacrifice. Think about it. If you love a person whose life is all put together … Continue reading
Yesterday we heard the news that someone we know has cancer and is having an MRI scan today to discover its extent. We are praying for the person in question. Continue reading
It’s always good to have our faith stirred and vision stretched. This was certainly our experience recently when Ruth and I had an opportunity to chat briefly with some of the elders from Kerith Community Church in Bracknell. Around the same time, I finally realised that I could post videos from Vimeo and YouTube etc. … Continue reading
“The amount which you understand the gospel is measured by your ability to be joyful in all circumstances. If you grasp what a treasure the presence and acceptance of God are, then even when life goes really wrong you will have a joy that sustains you, because you’ll recognize the value of what you have … Continue reading