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
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 Gospel Plant
"The heart of the gospel is redemption, and the essence of redemption is the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ. They who preach this truth preach the gospel" - Charles Haddon Spurgeon What is the Gospel? The gospel is God's reconciling work in Christ, that through His life death and resurrection, God is making all things new for those who ... Continue Reading
The wrong wells
What well's are you drinking from? John 4 is the famous passage of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. When Jesus offered her water that was long lasting and more refreshing then the water at this particular well (Jacobs well); the lady had a few questions for him. Are you too good, are you greater than our father Jacob who's well it is? ... Continue Reading
Acts29 Europe Conference
Church Planting with a Purpose The Gospel when centralised and grasped in a persons life can be infectious and a surefire way of hardening peoples hearts or melting hearts. The puritans believed that the same sun that melts the ice hardens the clay. Not everyone will accept Jesus Christ as Lord, but If you don't model, preach, teach or disciple ... Continue Reading
5 ways to kill repentance
The previous post was on repentance, well I thought it was only right we go through some things it is not (because I have done some myself). 1. Confessional repentance As mentioned in the previous post, repentance is a 180 degree turn away from sin. Confession acknowledges it but does nothing about it, without a repentance of the sin ... Continue Reading
Forget New Years resolutions, start New Life resolutions
God’s kindness and mercy should lead us to repentance, it should not be something we take for granted or abuse. Romans 2:4 says; "Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?" Repentance brings change, maturity, productivity and rightfully turns ... Continue Reading
Just missed the bus, God must be punishing me for my sin.. Say what now?!?!
SIN Let me just say if you have this mentality that when something goes bad its God punishing you for your sin, you need to rebuke that thought because it most definitely is not from God; and that when you get a pay rise its because you've read your bible every morning, this mentality of God is false. Being a follower of Christ does ... Continue Reading