Blueprint, part 7. You cannot stop the Kingdom of God. Over the last 100 years the number of people who identify as Christians has grown from 600 million to 2.18 billion. Despite the current outlook in the UK, Christianity around the world … Continue reading “The Jesus Movement”
Blueprint, part 6. It’s been observed that where fatherlessness increases, atheism increases. The experience of growing up without a dad is increasingly common in the UK. To address the men in our church, we have a tremendous responsibility and privilege to reflect … Continue reading “Temple: Purity, Passion & Presence”
Blueprint, part 4. The Church has been put in place by God to hold high the truth so that everyone can see it. Our job is to stand strong, without bending, subsiding or collapsing. Don’t just do something. Stand there!
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 2. What does a church filled with the Holy Spirit look like? Every Christian needs the ongoing baptism and filling of the Holy Spirit to live out the lives God’s called us to.
Part 1. The community of believers that God establishes and brings together is beautiful. As individuals we’re all flawed, we’re all different, and the church is by no means perfect. But we’ve been put together by a master builder who calls us … Continue reading “The Dream”
The life of the church needs both the eucharistic depth and the charismatic heights. Like jumping on a trampoline: your height is produced by your depth. You can’t have one without the other.
Is human life ultimately a comedy or a tragedy? Does it end ‘happily ever after’ or does it finish in disaster? A lot of views of the world teach that life is indeed a tragedy, but the Christian faith holds a very … Continue reading “Is Life a Tragedy or a Comedy?”
Part 12. Many people think of Heaven and Earth as two separate spaces, but it was never meant to be that way. When Jesus came, he started bringing Heaven to Earth, and when he returns, the two will be reunited forever.