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…

Bikinis are not the problem…

Over the past couple of weeks I have seen a couple of blog posts on various Christian websites attacking the bikini. Posts urging girls to avoid wearing bikinis when they go to the beach at the summer, as otherwise guys won’t be able to resist the temptation to lust. I want to take a different…

My 9km angel in red

Last night I took part in a 10K race around my home town of Lisburn (I was doing it to raise funds to drill 2 boreholes to provide clean water for the people of Ibba, South Sudan). Before I signed up the furthest I had ran was about 5 kilometres, and I only signed up…

Replica jerseys, righteous deeds and menstrual rags

Last weekend I was down in Dublin to watch the mighty Ulster rugby team take part in the Pro12 Final, which they narrowly lost. (NB for American readers – rugby is like American Football only played by real men and the Pro12 Final is like your Superbowl final, only without the continual pauses for ad…

New Life

When you become alive in Christ, when God puts His life into you, then you aren’t the same any more. You have a new nature, and your old sinful nature is nailed to the cross. “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and…

Dead to life

“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to…

Made alive

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)… Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have…

Label

There is a clothing store that specialises in selling budget price clothes by not really paying the workers who make those clothes very much. And recently one of their t-shirts became very popular. If you have been anywhere in the UK where there are teenage or 20 something aged girls you have probably seen at…

God's masterpiece

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 That verse tell us that we are God’s masterpiece. It is important that you get this, because it isn’t a message that the world tends to tell…