Joy, part 10. When God created the Universe, he did it by creating and separating different pairs: day and night, earth and sky, land and sea, male and female. As men and women we have our differences, designed by God, … Continue reading “Happy Couple: Beautiful Together”
Joy, part 7. Unity is a critical issue at this moment in our society. There are very few generations that would claim to be have been as divided as we are today. What is it that we must do to … Continue reading “Happy Together: Unity and How to Find it”
Joy, part 5. How would you describe your purpose in life? Most of us would answer that question at an individual level. In many cultures—including that in which the Scriptures were written—people would think about their purpose corporately. The most … Continue reading “Happy Feet: Know Your Purpose”
Blueprint, part 11. God doesn’t just command certain things of us, he empowers us through the Holy Spirit to fulfil them. One of the things he’s called us to do is to bring joy to the ends of the earth.
Blueprint, part 10. The world is crying out for family: a place where you’re accepted, you belong and are known. The church is the family of God, but we’re so immersed in our individualistic British culture that often we’re much … Continue reading “The Family of God”
Blueprint, part 9. In Matthew 5 Jesus delivers the Sermon on the Mount: his mandate for what life in God’s kingdom will look like. He tells his disciples that they will be the salt of the earth, the light of … Continue reading “A City on a Hill”
Blueprint, part 8. The Church is the ultimate example of the ‘ugly duckling’ storyline. Her destiny is to be unveiled as the bride of Jesus Christ, radiant and glorious. But in the meantime, she is an awkward, compromised, and often … Continue reading “The Bride of Christ”
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 … Continue reading “The Jesus Movement”
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!