I have been left shaken, tearful and speechless by what I have heard. Sometimes I am just deeply humbled to hear what some people have been through.
We unpack the idea that God is truly among us when we are well-known, well-liked, attractive to outsiders and having huge amounts of fun.
To be honest, there were often times when we felt that we were too young to plant a church, or even be involved in a church plant, but I was reminded of a scripture where Paul writes to Timothy…
It’s not just ‘what’ we do that counts, it’s ‘why’ we do it.
Too often, in misunderstanding Jesus’ words, Christians tiptoe around the elephant in the room that causes broken relationships and conflict.
Is a big church a fulfillment of the ‘Great Commission’ or is it a shallower version of what church should be?
If you need to call attention to the fact that you are Christian, something is wrong!
Kingdom living can be quite a juggle sometimes. How do we live out a healthy, Christ-centered life?
Within 24 hours our church leader had called and asked me to preach at church. Our community was amazed.
Be sure that you’re actually seeking to belong to Jesus’ church and not simply a manmade club.
“When I left advertising to become a full-time pastor I thought I was done with catchphrases. Turns out I wasn’t…”
The Bible warns that many false prophets will emerge before Christ’s return, therefore we should not simply accept every prophet because they are accurate or perform great signs.
What does a servant of Jesus do with the sheer amount of content available to us, which is able to literally fill every waking hour?
The reason for defeat in Christian life and in ministry is departed power. Just as Elisha’s young prophet lost the axe head and stopped chopping until he found it, so there is a lesson for us.
My fear is that in our exuberance to be passionate for God, it is possible to worship in vain- that God would say, “take away from me the noise of your songs”!
It began with something I posted on Facebook – a quote by that great Welsh physician-turned-preacher, Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Here’s what he said almost half a century ago..
Is there more to today’s contemporary church than lights, cameras, electric guitars, skinny jeans, tattoos, cool… and trendy brands of coffee?