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…

Kingdom: Rest

{Matthew 11:28-30} “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 Jesus spends more time preaching to the crowds that have started to follow His every move. And He gives them a call. He urges them to come to Him. It is a call that we…

Life Is_________ Review

Life is___ is Judah Smith’s follow-up to his debut book Jesus is____ and again it is a play on the ‘fill in the blank’ whereby he starts the conversation with a blank beside what life is all about but through the course of the book proceeds to offer his suggestion to what life is all…

Kingdom:Witness

[Matthew 10:16-20,27-28] “What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops” Matthew 10:27 Jesus takes time to commission His disciples for the harvest labour of declaring the message of the Kingdom to all. They have spent time with Him, learning from Him, and now…

Kingdom: Work

“The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few” Matthew 9:37 Jesus begins moving through the region, preaching in synagogues along the way in all the surrounding cities and villages. The message of the Kingdom was spreading. And Jesus knew His time was limited. He knew the need was great. He knew where He was…