The Restoring Power of Criticism

Last night at the grow bag, we at Kingsgate, were looking at what it means to be Faithful, Accountable, Servanthearted and Teachable (FAST). Today as I read from weakness to strength by Scott Sauls, he nailed the importance and priority of allowing criticism to be a tool in the hands of a loving God to change and transform us.   “Writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard … Continue reading The Restoring Power of Criticism

Navigating Change

Here are some edited notes from a recent sermon I preached at Kingsgate Community Church, Great Yarmouth   PSALM 125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. 3 The sceptre of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might … Continue reading Navigating Change

The world is NOT your Oyster

One of the great mantras of our generation is that the world is your oyster. However, I want to suggest that it is part of the reason community life is fragmenting and is the result of people who have lost touch with what words such as commitment, community and fellowship really mean. Commitment, community and fellowship require people to shrink their worlds to ‘this’ group … Continue reading The world is NOT your Oyster

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 in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:7-10 Continue reading The Church in action

Update: Moving to Great Yarmouth

Quite a few people have been asking when we will be moving to Great Yarmouth. Here is are current answer: Sunday 21st May is going to be are farewell Sunday at Life Church. Sunday 4th June will be out first ‘official’ Sunday at Kingsgate. It’s unlikely that are house move will have gone through by then so I (Adam) may have to split my week between … Continue reading Update: Moving to Great Yarmouth

Making Much Of Jesus

Over the last term, at Kingsgate Community Church, I spoke about three glorious world altering cultures found in the benediction  in 2 Corinthians 13:14: May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. These cultures are: A community of people who express the extravigant and life transforming nature of grace … Continue reading Making Much Of Jesus

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