Heaven Touching Earth Devotional Book

This December, in the run up to Christmas I want to invite you to come on a journey of reflection, taking time to ponder the amazing truth at the centre of the celebration – Heaven touching earth. Heaven Touching Earth is a daily devotional for the days leading up to Christmas from December first that…

Kingdom: Living

{Matthew 16:24-28} “Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me”” Matthew 16:24 In Matthew 16 Jesus is speaking to His disciples again. He has just started to reveal to them the path He is on to Jerusalem and the cross…

The world v the Word

God’s word helps us stay rooted. It speaks truth into our souls. It anchors us to righteousness in the tossing waves of culture’s folly and error. The word speaks truth that exposes culture’s lies   The world says we are the result of chance but the Word says we are fearfully and wonderfully made The…

Kingdom: Purity

[Matthew 15:1-20]   “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person” Matthew 15:18   In Matthew 15 we find Jesus having a clash with the Pharisees. The religious elite of the day were starting to feel under threat from the radical liberating message of the Kingdom that…

Kingdom: Worth

[Matthew 13:44-46]   “The Kingdom of heaven is like treasure in a field, which a man has found and covered up. Then in joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” Matthew 13:44   In Matthew 13 we find Jesus teaching privately to His disciples. He has spent time preaching…

Big Daddy Weave – Beautiful Offerings Review

Beautiful Offerings (out 18th September) is the latest album from Contemporary Christian Music mainstays Big DaddyWeave. They are back with the soft rock style that has served them so well since starting out in 2002. The album starts with title track Beautiful Offerings, a song of devotion and commitment to worship God through all the…

Kingdom: Family

{Matthew 12:46-50} “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother” Matthew 12:50 While Jesus is talking to the crowds his mother and brothers arrive to see Him. There’s a large crowd present. Jesus is inside speaking and the size of the crowd prevents Mary and the…

Rend Collective – As Family We Go Review

Rend Collective are back with a new album, their fourth ‘studio’ album and they are showing no signs of running out of ideas or passion. The title As Family We Go (released 21/8/15) reflects the fact that since Rend Collective started there have been several band weddings and babies and also the fact that they…

Tunnel Vision

I was walking to my girlfriend Cherith’s house one evening a few months ago. It is a walk I have made many times, as it was also for the most part the same walk I took to work every morning for eight months. It is a walk I know well. And as I was going…

Kingdom: Words

{Matthew 12:34-37} “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words will be condemned” Matthew 12:37 Jesus gives a firm warning about the power of our words. He is addressing the Pharisees who, in their evil opposition to the Kingdom, are now trying to discredit Jesus and claim He is only able…