“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4.5 “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1.16 From David King Recently there have been scandals aroundContinue reading “When leaders go wrong”
Monthly Archives: February 2021
Do you have a plan?
‘And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.’ – Hebrews 12 vs 1-2 From Helen Machell: Do you have a plan? You may know, I’m a list maker! On a Monday I will start by making a new list ready for the week ahead. IContinue reading “Do you have a plan?”
‘We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.’ – Hebrews 2 1 From Dave Atkinson: Who, or what, do you pay the best attention to? Maybe it is a particular TV programme, a sport or hobby, the teacher of your favourite subject, theContinue reading “Pay attention”
Stone or Bread?
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?” Matthew 7.9 From David King What do you do when your dreams aren’t realised? In our culture this is going to be an increasing challenge. Generations who have been told to follow their dream are now entering into the harsh realityContinue reading “Stone or Bread?”
‘Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!’ – Psalm 27.14 From Sam Lomas: Recently I was watching a documentary about climbing Mount Everest. At one point, two climbers were talking about the strange experience they went through near the summit. It turns out that nowadays climbing Everest, althoughContinue reading “Waiting Well”
The continuing story
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28.19f From Martin Hayward:Continue reading “The continuing story”
What is your problem?
‘When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven”.’ – Mark 2.5 From Sam Lomas: The verse above comes towards the start of Mark’s account of Jesus’ ministry. You can read the full story here Mark 2.1-12. In our present circumstances, it can be easy to let the focusContinue reading “What is your problem?”
From Worrier to Warrior
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry…” Matthew 6.25 From David King When I preach. I like to think and pray about the people who will hear the sermon. I don’t just mean in a general way (although that is good), but to think through who will be listening: what is their context; what areContinue reading “From Worrier to Warrior”