Just such a time

God is not in the business of making mistakes. He has plans that have been in place from before time began. Plans to prosper and not to harm. Plans that don’t always make sense right now, but with the hindsight of eternity always will. He is in the business of taking what man meant for…

Restore

Psalm 126v4-5 “Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” Often walking with God can be like crossing a bridge in the fog. We can’t see the other side. But we know there is a path beneath our feet and we trust…

90 Days in John 14-17, Romans and James Review

90 Days in John 14-17, Romans and James is a new 90 day devotional from Tim Keller and Sam Allberry (it is part of a new series of 90 day devotionals from various authors that take several books of the Bible and focus on working through the book verse by verse) Each day has a passage to…

Passion – Worthy of Your Name Review

For many years the Passion conference has been one of the highlights, combining solid teaching and great worship, and consistently being an event where new songs are debuted that go on to have a huge impact in the church around the world. And after their experiment with a studio album prior to the conference last…

God Bless America?

Today sees the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. And while many of us will have strong opinions about him given his very controversial statements during the election campaign and the vast array of incompatibilities between his policies and Christian values I wanted to remind us of the words of…

Stop only praying small prayers

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself praying almost exclusively about small things. Prayers about relatively trivial matters like that my work day would run smoothly or that the food I am cooking would taste good and not give me food poisoning (an important prayer to pray…). And while God cares about…

Risky Faith

We are saved only by grace alone through faith alone. But faith that saves is never alone. We are saved and called by God to the work of spreading His kingdom on earth as in heaven. We have not been saved to just sit around waiting for heaven. Church is not meant to be a…

Full surrender

It is easy to slip into what is safe and comfortable. To settle into routines and patterns that enable us to get by and have a decent life. But God is calling us to more than that. He does not merely want us to survive, He wants us to thrive. He desires to use us…

People like you and me

For people to enter the Kingdom of God they need to hear that message of freedom through Jesus’ death on the cross. Which is where the responsibility lies with us. You see God delights in using people like you and me in the advancement of His kingdom. He doesn’t need us, but He wants to…

White stones for a new year

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.” Revelation…