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living for Christ?

Some outtakes or summary from Sunday’s talk with our church family……. From the brilliance of Jonathan Edwards – the puritan, not the triple-jumper! As a young adult mid 1800’s – Jonathan Edwards set down on paper a series of thoughts and practices to help cultivate growth in grace. These resolutions are immense, and Edwards would re-read this […]


Jesus is what matters most…… Yet many things distract from this…… Matthew 4v19 says it plain in capturing the words of Jesus, “Follow Me!” When I was prepping, I read an old classic lengthy sermon transcript from CH Spurgeon. Here’s some excerpts:-   “Every believer here wants to be useful. If he does not, I take […]


Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all human history, and the Lord of all creation. Rouse our spirits to seek your Kingdom first in all that we do. Thank you that you say – Blessed are those who find their strength in you, whose hearts […]

seeking the prototype

I tweeted more about this book than most! Here’s a fuller review……. God named Jesus, His beloved and Jesus believed. Jonathan Martin writes out of the overflow of this foundational truth. For identity is key. You and I are invited to defy fear, woundedness and apathy, in this startling and faithful repainting of what it […]

looking back

It’s all of God’s grace that we have come this far in the journey of life. We are thankful for God’s patience with us, for we have been given much. We have the time needed to learn and to grow and to fill out into all of God’s best for us.  But listen to what Jesus says […]

fear gets beaten…..

Some years ago Basil King wrote a book called, ‘The Conquest of Fear.’ He prefaced the book with these words: “When I say that during most of my life I have been the prey of fear, I take it that I am expressing the case of most people. I cannot remember the time when a […]

why read Christian biographies

I’ve not read enough stories of life with Jesus recently, but am just about to loop around for more….. I love reading the stories of those God has used throughout history. The diversity of lives that God uses is staggering… for days when you struggle to feel that God is big and glorious: trace His hand […]

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