trusting

By |2014-08-01T14:25:36+00:00August 10th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

Psalm 135 says it this way:- "The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; They have eyes, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, Yes, everyone who trusts in them." This is the danger. To trust stuff. The Psalmist says if you trust stuff or money then you become a lifeless object. Why? Because of this vital truth. You and I become [...]

a classic re-read

By |2013-08-02T22:05:07+00:00May 29th, 2013|discipleship, faith, leadership, theology, writing|

Last month, I read Basic Christianity by the late John Stott again. Here are some of the things I highlighted again. This title's on the slate for a re-release this summer. Whenever our behaviour is inconsistent with our belief, or our practice contradicts our preaching, we take God’s name in vain. Religion is man-initiated. Christianity is God-initiated. A man may study Jesus with intellectual impartiality, but he cannot do it with moral neutrality; we must declare our colours. Jesus is the only preacher who could preach a self-centred message. Charles was great. Napoleon was great. Jesus was the Only. Legislation exists [...]

Uncle John’s daily prayer

By |2014-10-13T16:32:48+00:00August 19th, 2012|church life, faith, leadership, theology|

John Stott passed away from this earthly scene late last year. He lived a unspectacular life, left a remarkable legacy and set a tremendous example of integrity and faithfulness to millions. As a nod to the life and memorial legacies of 'Uncle John', and because of having it fixed to my bathroom mirror for some time.....I share this great morning prayer. "Almighty and everlasting God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, I worship you. Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour and Lord of the world, I worship you. Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the people of God, I worship you. Glory be to the Father, [...]