10 & 1/2 reasons: The glory of God

The chief aim of man is to glorify God… (Westminster Catechism) “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” (Hab 2:14) “What are you really living for? It’s crucial to realize that you either glorify God, or you glorify something or someone else. You’re always making something look big.” (Ken Sande) Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: The glory of God

10 & 1/2 reasons: A mission worth our all

“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” (Jim Elliot)   “It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God.” Brother Yun (The Heavenly Man) Great Yarmouth needs people who will live lives ‘to the hilt’, pouring themselves out to make much of … Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: A mission worth our all

10 & 1/2 reasons: A Spirit empowered people

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14) I want to walk in step with God. Don’t you? Here in this prayer, we see the Apostle Paul praying that the church in Corinth would know the ‘fellowship of the Holy Spirit’. Deep, personal interaction with the … Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: A Spirit empowered people

We’re off to Kingsgate (Great Yarmouth) for the weekend

This weekend we’re back in Great Yarmouth with the church family from Kingsgate. Here’s a rough plan for the weekend.  Most of the weekend is packed full of lots of meeting up with people. Some who are existing members of the church and others who are exploring what it would mean for them to come and join the adventure! Oh and we’re also planning a … Continue reading We’re off to Kingsgate (Great Yarmouth) for the weekend

10 & 1/2 reasons: The Father’s love

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14) Knowing (and I mean really knowing) God the Father’s love is world altering. We come to see our relationship with God, not primarily as servants, but sons (and daughters) and how we then relate to others gets systemically changed. … Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: The Father’s love

10 & 1/2 reasons: A community of grace

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14) I believe this benediction highlights for us three world shaping realities, the first of which is grace. Grace is that lavish, extravagant and some might even say wasteful activity of God that is poured out upon undeserving people, … Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: A community of grace

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 by virtue of being members of His body” (Charles Colson). … Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: The church is the hope of the world