James 1v2-4 – Steadfast in trials

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4 Trials are a certainty in life. No-one will make it through life…

James 1v1 – Servant heart

“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” James 1:1 This is how James starts off his letter to the church. He introduces himself as a servant. James would have been one of the leading figures in the church, a well respected pastor, the brother of Jesus and with enough of a…

Connect with James

We are about to start on a new devotional journey. A journey through the book of James. A journey through the words of the brother of Jesus. A journey that will challenge and inspire. A journey that will stretch us, a journey that will help us draw closer to God. A journey that will show…

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…