The Church in action

in 1 Peter 4 we see four clear attributes of healthy church life: “Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace […]

The General Election: How should I engage?

Today I stumbled across a document I wrote for Life Church back at the last General Election (May 2015). Reading through it, apart from the references to local contexts, I think little has changed in how I would want to encourage people to engage in the forthcoming (2017) election. Why not take a read 1504_The__General_Election_and_You

10 & 1/2 reasons: The church is the hope of the world

“His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known” (Eph 3:10).   “The Church is not incidental to the great cosmic struggle for the hearts and souls of modern men and women. It is the instrument God has chosen for that battle–a battle we are called to […]

The Glorious Church

On Sunday 2nd April I’ll be back at Kingsgate Community Church (Great Yarmouth) speaking from Isaiah 2 on The Glorious Church. Come and Join us! The church is not incidental to the great cosmic struggle for the hearts and souls of modern men and women. It is the instrument God has chosen for that battle– […]

The forming of a church

“It became more and more clear that when God forms a church, he starts with the nobodies. That’s the way the Holy Spirit works. Those are the people he started with-Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph, Anna and Simeon-to bring our Savior into the world. Why would he change strategies in bringing the salvation community, […]