New Year Manifesto

Another year over and a new one just begun. Maybe you have a list of resolutions, maybe you have no intention on making resolutions you know will be broken by the end of the week. But maybe it would be worth having a read over Paul’s words to the church in Rome and see if…

Make room

“And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 It is a classic scene in the nativity play – Mary and Joseph arrive at the inn, helped by a donkey (that usually…

James – coming soon

It has been quiet here for a while but this January we launch a major new devotional series working through the book of James. And there will be some Christmas reflections coming your way soon before that. #ComebackIsOn Follow @All4God

Rejoice Not

“Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me” Micah 7:8 If there is one thing the devil hates more than anything, it is Christians boldly living out the life God has called us to, working to advance…

Why we do what we do: Make Disciples

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And…

Why we do what we do: Seek and Save

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19v10 We are called to be transformed day by day into the image of Christ. And being transformed into the image of Christ means doing what Jesus did while he was on earth. He summarised his mission on earth as seeking…

Why we do what we do: Ambassadors for Christ

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us”   2 Corinthians 5:20   This should be the central reason to everything we do. We are Christ’s ambassadors. God is using us to represent Jesus to the world. We are how the world will see his love. We are how the world…

Sustained

“Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 In life there will be days when you feel like you can’t go on. When it has all got too much for you to handle. When everything has piled up on you at once. When there seems no escape from…

Leaving 99

Jesus tells this parable about a shepherd who has 100 sheep, but has lost one (Matthew 18:12-14). Rather than being content with the 99 he leaves them in the safety of the sheep-pen and goes out to search for the one missing sheep. High and low he searches until eventually he finds that stray sheep…

Back to the Source

Jesus teaches us that man shall not live on bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). The Bible – the God-breathed living Word – is to be as vital to as food. It has everything we need for teaching, correcting, rebuking and growing in godliness. Yet often…