Category: faith

life….. This is the gift of life together with God. Stunning!

I’m preaching today on the beautiful priorities of loving God and loving others. Another massive, but never-preached passage. It’s a shortie in time, but it’s implications are really big! And this is what I closed off with. 1. The way home is really love. 2. Persevere with people. Help them see beyond the struggle in […]

“Mentoring is a relatively recent term especially in Christian circles, but what it describes has been the focus of Christian community since the early church. It is a dynamic relationship of trust in which one person enables another to maximise the grace of God in his/her life and service. It has a sound biblical and […]

“In the spiritual life God chooses to try our patience first of all by His slowness. He is slow; we are swift and precipitate. It is because we are but for a time, and He has been for eternity……There is something greatly overawing in the extreme slowness of God. Let it overshadow our souls, but […]

“Jesus promised His disciples three things: that they would be entirely fearless, absurdly happy, and that they would get into trouble!” Russell Maltby 1 Staying faithful in a small church. Great takeaway content here. 2 A great tune to calm the soul. God’s whisper to you. 3 Bishop Stephen’s Chrism invitation to ‘Lift up your […]

death, failure and struggle! These would not make a compelling conference title?! Right. Yet its the unavoidable way of the New Testament. It’s the fruit of Easter-life. That death proceeds life, that yielding gives way to glory. Maybe we don’t need a turnaround church. A prevailing this, or a successful that. Maybe we need a dying […]

Loving God, thank you for calling us at baptism to be your people and for inviting each of us to serve you through the gift of our lives. In response to your call we again say, “Yes.” Keep us faithful to your mission and our vocation. And, gracious Lord, we ask that you inspire more […]

“This gift is for this day. The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived-not always looked forward to as though the “real” living were around the next corner. It is for today we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.” Elizabeth Elliot 1 Twelve brilliant big ideas about where […]