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…

No risks in Judea

“So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus…

Live surrendered

It is time to start taking risks. When the way we live our life doesn’t require the Holy Spirit to come through for us something is drastically wrong. Often we play it safe. We don’t take risks. We hear the stories in Sunday School of Bible characters who did bold things in faith, like Daniel…

Doing Lent Right

This week sees the start of lent (on Wednesday, after Pancake feast Tuesday) and so often in Christian circles Lent is seen at a second attempt at our new year’s Resolutions. Diet not going well? Never fear, just give up sweets for Lent. Not being as productive as you like? Time to say goodbye to…

Platform

I write devotional blog posts. And sometimes people read them. And sometimes the people reading them are people I know. And sometimes they tell me how they appreciated it. How it spoke to them. How they found my writing funny. How it encouraged them. And sometimes people I don’t even know read it and say…