When? 13.11.16 Where? Emmanuel Church Title? What does a healthy church look like? Passage? 2 Thessalonians 1 ... Continue Reading
Spurgeon wasn’t remembered for how great Spurgeon was, but for how great his God was
"Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." - Hebrews 13:7-8 Why is the author of Hebrews encouraging us to remember our leaders, to consider their conduct and to imitate their faith? They spoke ... Continue Reading
HEADSHIP DEFINED BY GRACE.
Headship is the divine calling of a husband to take primary responsibility for Christlike, servant leadership, protection, and provision in the home. - John Piper John Piper has been such a model to me in leading the family and the church and is spot-on in the above quote. Leading the family is not easy and has been something God has broken ... Continue Reading
Books I enjoyed in 2015
“Reading is more important to me than eating." - John Piper. As a dyslexic book worm I love it when people post book recommendations, granted it takes time to read and process the words, pages, chapters and books but I love it. Not for the sake of academia, but for the sake of knowing God and myself in relation to God. Nothing beats (or ... Continue Reading
How can I truly know God?
“And now, O Lord God, you are God, and your words are true.” – 2 Samuel 7:28 As an early Christian I asked myself, “How can I truly know God?” I allowed the philosophies and ideologies of the day to influence my knowledge of God and myself. I was blinded by what tickled my itching ears and what my heart believed to be right in ... Continue Reading
To be created is to be related to God.
"WE CAN NEVER REALLY SEEK GOD IN EARNEST UNTIL WE BEGIN TO DESPAIR OF OURSELVES." - JOHN CALVIN In my personal study Jeremiah 9:23-24 has been pressing into my proud heart of flesh. It's so easy to trust in ourselves, our own works, wisdom, might and riches. I've been a Christian for 20 years now and I still battle with depending on self for ... Continue Reading
What Insurgent has in common with Easter
"Bury the truth - when that message gets out, it will be the end. Kill them!" After watching the recent Insurgent film as part of the Divergent series I thought this wasn't a half decent action movie with a bit of romance in there too to even it out. However the line that came out of the baddy's mouth above hit me between the eyes, "Bury the ... Continue Reading
Christmas is over so now what?
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God - 2Corinthians 5:20 With Christmas over we can sometimes feel the focus on Jesus Christ has ended, like the decorations and presents we can put Christ away, hidden until the next big event to remember. . ... Continue Reading
Am I getting my Church high?
"Many people go to church, not to learn the truths of God's Word, but to get an emotional high." - John MacArthur Sadly Church over time has become soft and flabby here in the UK and across Europe when it comes to God's word, it has exchanged the truth and tough teachings of Scripture for a worldly lie that exchanges knowledge for emotions, no ... Continue Reading
The 70 Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
"Being sensible that I am unable to do any thing without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him, by his grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake." - Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards is one of many Christian hero's I have, his passion for his faith, discipline in Christian ... Continue Reading