What we face today with the COVID-19 epidemic reveals even greater realities. Many things we’ve built our life on will fail, but there is one to whom we can put our total confidence in.
Jonah, chapter 1. One thing the story of Jonah teaches us is that God is so committed to saving sinners that he will send a giant fish to swallow a rebellious prophet; just so he can live to preach the … Continue reading “The Prodigal Prophet”
The local church is Jesus’ plan A to establish his Kingdom here on earth, and there is no plan B! When we realise what Jesus is doing—and that the victory is already his—we will be ruined for anything else.
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”
It’s easy to settle for what we can manage in our own strength. But when be attempt bigger things, we become increasingly thirsty for God.
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 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!