The Forgotten Arts, part 5. Taking a day of rest is not just good for us. It is an act of worship, and one that causes transformation in our lives.
The Forgotten Arts, part 3. We give out of joy because God has given so much to us. As John 3:16 says “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son”.
Joy, part 11. All work, unless it’s immoral, is part of God’s Kingdom mission. We are gathered to worship in church on Sundays, and scattered to worship through work on Mondays.
Blueprint, part 3. Jesus is the true vine: the one who which all the life, the goodness, the power and the grace of God flows through. It’s only when we’re connect to Jesus that our lives bear fruit.
Part 4. History is littered with empires who thought they would rule forever. Nebuchadnezzar is the classic example. He looks like he may well rule forever—but he doesn’t know history, he doesn’t know God, and he starts to believe his … Continue reading “Responding to Power”
Part 3. Looking at John chapter 13: when the servants weren’t around to do the essential but dirty work, Jesus got down on his hands and knees and washed his disciples feet.
We want to review our giving, not because we want to increase the overheads of the church, but to increase the overspill. We want to love Eastbourne more. We want to bless more. We want to reach the poor, the … Continue reading “Giving Day 2018”
Part 7. Theft isn’t something that’s just done by robbers at midnight, sneaking into your neighbours house. More often than not it’s ‘white collar crime’: tax avoidance, inflated costs, stealing from work, sick days and clocking off early.
Part 4. Want to be blessed? Learn to rest. Take time off, switch off and head off… into recreation, relaxation, restoration, recovery and relationship: ultimately relationship with God.