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 […]

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 […]

Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

On Sunday 19th March, I’m going to be finishing off my three part series on what a community would look like that is saturated in the world shaping cultures of grace, love/identity and fellowship of the Spirit as prayed for in the benediction at the end of Second Corinthians:  May the grace of the Lord Jesus […]

Making much of Jesus in a growing and changing environment

On Sunday I kicked off part 1 of a three part series looking at a the culture of a church that looks to make much of Jesus in a constantly growing and changing environment. I think 2 Cor 13:14 gives us a wonderful picture of three world defining realities that are needed to shape the culture of […]

A Personal God

In ‘Leap over the wall’  by Eugene Peterson there is fabulous quote on the personal nature of God as seen through the lens of the Old Testament: “the Ark didn’t have magical properties. When the Hebrews treated it (and later the Temple) that way–as a source of power or good luck–the prophets did their best […]