It should have been me

The story of man began in a garden A garden where God and man dwelt together A garden where all was good But all did not remain good For we were made with free will, the freedom to chose And we chose to rebel We chose to ignore God’s commands and go our own way…

#WeAreGomer

There is a story in the Old Testament of a prophet called Hosea. (Handily it is found in the book of Hosea). He received a somewhat strange message from God. God told him to go and get a wife. But not just any wife. Hosea was commanded to take “a wife of whoredom” Hosea 1:2.…

Kingdom: Gate

[Matthew 7:13-14] “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are hard.” Matthew 7:13-14 The Kingdom of…

Review: Jesus Swagger – Jarrid Wilson

        Jesus Swagger is the new book from trendy minister and author Jarrid Wilson, and unlike his previous devotional book this is comprised of longer chapters. The central message is a call to turn away from poser Christianity and to really sincerely live out your faith and pursue growth in your walk…

Kingdom: Rule

[Matthew 7:12] “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” Matthew 7:12 In the next verse from the Sermon on the Mount Jesus provides his ‘Cliff Notes’ summary guide of all the Laws and Prophets. He condenses it all down to…

Kingdom: Judgement

[Matthew 7:1-5] “Judge not, that you be not judged” Matthew 7:1 The next topic Jesus addresses in His Kingdom manifesto Sermon on the Mount is the area of judgement. Judgement is an area many of us Christians are pretty good at, but when we look at what Jesus says it is clear that as Kingdom…

Kingdom: Provision

[Matthew 6:25-34, 7:7-11] “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” Matthew 6:25 In the next section of the Sermon on the…

Passion Even So Come: Review

Even so Come (out March 17th) is this year’s worship album release from the Passion Conference, which was recorded in front of over 30,000 college students at three separate Passion gatherings in Atlanta and Houston. Each year the worship release from Passion ranks among my favourite worship releases, and I don’t foresee this year being…

Kingdom: Money

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money” Matthew 6:24 Jesus’ next statement in the Sermon on the Mount is challenging for us. We live in a society…

Scary Close – Donald Miller: Review

Scary Close is the new book from renowned author Donald Miller (famous for Blue like Jazz). While popular Donald exists on the outside of mainstream Christian culture and has more than his fair share of critics, mainly because he is not afraid to ask questions and admit to his doubts and flaws. Personally I am…