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Lifegroup resources Life at the wall: Nehemiah series – January to March 2019, In the company of Ephesians – May to July 2019, The Long Story Short ‘From Genesis to Hallelujah’ – September to November 2019 Wake up, Advent resources, December 2019 Church news & teaching outlines 1st December – Hallelujah!:- the best is yet […]

John 15

again and again is a foundation bible passage for me…… So to wrestle with seasons, pruning and fruit has been a painful and rich privilege for me. Here’s to sharing that in these days with some new friends. Your prayers and love are appreciated. Here’s to much and lasting fruit in your life too. You […]

local

As ever a privilege to serve a breadth of churches tonight, in their interest and engagement with their local communities. Knowing how to plant ideas that reach across boundaries, know cultural sensitivity, biblical rootedness and some anecdotal life as well as Holy Spirit anointing is always a medium-sized ask, esp. with a group of strangers! […]

conference takeaways

Though I’m not at the Willow Creek, Global Leadership Summit I’ve often appreciated their input. Here’s some snippets and appreciated best-bits already from these sessions last week in Chicago. Here too is a three minute video clip of the best bits! from Andy Stanley “The local church is the activity of God here on earth.” “When […]

48 hours….

I’m in a field,…ok a collection of fields, in the rain-sodden west country. At New Wine LSE. So here’s five highlights that I’m taking away, alongside the gift of being with some of our church families. 1 Jay Pathak brought some great morning teaching from John’s gospel. This was an echo of a conversation that […]

balance….

….in the pattern of Christian discipleship, was my assigned preaching topic yesterday! It’s something I find far from resolved in my life……but I really found myself being ambushed by God in John 8:12-30. A far from easy passage, yet full of the imprint of Jesus for a life of simplicity, confidence and adventure!  Alongside the words […]

the discipline of living truthfully *outline

Exodus 20 v 16 The Discipline of Living Truthfully      Without discipline there is no life at all! Speak well, good and true! Authenticity The mandate of Jesus:- Grace & Truth! Ephesians 4:15 Truth is the pathway to emotional health 1 Truth evidences a change in your life. Colossians 3:9-10 2 Truth provides protection for you. […]

9 ways I hear from God!

One of the questions I get asked lots, is this:- How do I hear and better know God? So here’s a working list of things that help me hear the the still small voice of the Spirit more clearly.   1 I hear God better after I’ve confessed my sin and struggles.  Confession gets rid of […]

the discipline of time *outline

the fourth in our Sunday teaching series:- The Discipline of Time,… Exodus 20v8-11, Matthew 6v25-34 Discipline without direction is drudgery. Time scarity! Compulsions….? Exodus 20v10 i) Sabbath rest will give authentic enjoyment.                                                                   ii) Sabbath rest is for contrast.                                                                                              iii) Sabbath rest gives a glimpse of eternity in our time. Margin? / Procrastination?! /  Ecclesiastes 9:11, Proverbs […]

the discipline of bible reading *outline

from our new teaching series……my outline today… “Without discipline, there’s no life at all!” The Discipline of Bible Reading  Exodus 20 v 1-6, Psalm 119 v 97-112 1 The Command – Exodus 20 v 4 God’s no cosmic killjoy, but always for our good! 2 The Warning – Exodus 20 v 5 Idols will disappoint, […]

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