All in

This is the start of a new year. A time when we get all reflective and think of what we want to change from years gone past, what we want to achieve in the months to come and how we will go about it. And I have been thinking too. I don’t think there is…

Kingdom: Attitudes

{Matthew 5:30-42} Jesus continues with more “You have heard…but I say” statements as He continues on with the Sermon on the Mount. Now He moves on to talking about the law and the legal obligations of people. Firstly He points out that while the law technically permits divorce, in the plan of the Kingdom divorce…

Kingdom: Light

“Let your good deeds shine out for all to see” Matt 5:16 Jesus continues in the Sermon on the Mount by talking about how we are to be salt and light to the world. He tells us firstly we are the salt of the earth and that salt that has lost its flavour will be…

Kingdom: Principles

“For the kingdom of heaven is theirs” Matthew 5:10 In Matthew 5 we reach the Sermon on the Mount. The mission statement of Jesus’ teachings. This is where he lays down what it is He stands for. This is where He reveals the principles of the Kingdom, the principles we are called to live by…

Kingdom: Here and now

The Kingdom of God. That’s what happens when we die, right? That’s all about heaven, not about earth, right? Wrong! Something we need to get clear, right at the start of our look at the Kingdom is the fact that this isn’t mere speculation about some future possibility but is a discussion about a present…

Kingdom: Basics

“For the Kingdom of God is not just fancy talk; it is living by God’s power” 1 Corinthians 4:20 The Kingdom of God. A phrase that Jesus keeps talking about again and again through the gospels. But what is it? What is it all about? And what does it mean for us, here and now,…

“Sometimes, being the nice guy sucks”

A few weeks ago I was going through a few days of a depressed mood. I was sick of being the “nice guy”. I tend to try and be generous as best I can, and was getting frustrated that I wasn’t getting good anything in return. That day I had bought a multi pack of…

You don’t know you’re beautiful

Hey girl. You are beautiful. Truly, crazily beautiful. You probably don’t hear that enough, but I think it is true. I know you haven’t been on the front of any magazines, but you have great beauty. I know you haven’t been asked to walk down a catwalk, but there is something amazing about you. I…

Read it, read it, read that Holy Book

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”…

What comes next

I don’t know if you have ever been involved in a big mission effort. Maybe you helped at a summer camp, or your church put on a special outreach event. Maybe your scripture union had a big praise night, or you were involved in street reach projects in your community. Maybe you had a powerful…