Vision

Have you got a vision? How compelling is it? You can't really do life without vision, it's essential to life, without it we stumble or go round in circles. The writer of Proverbs says "without a vision the people perish." (29:18). Vision is needed for ourselves, for marriage, for family, for our work, for ministry … Continue reading Vision

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Encountering God in the Church

Church gets a lot of negative press these days, with some saying that they are happy to believe in Jesus but want nothing to do with the church, and others talking about the potential end of it, and yet the church is the big idea of Jesus and what he said he would build,┬áso we … Continue reading Encountering God in the Church

Open to the prophetic

As people and churches we need not only an ongoing experience of the Spirit and the ministry of the Word we also need the prophetic - the now voice of the Spirit speaking expressly to us as God's people. Several times in Scripture we are exhorted to hear what the Spirit is saying - in … Continue reading Open to the prophetic

An Authoritative Word

Picking up on last weeks post if there's one thing this generation doesn't like it's an authoritative word. That was the temptation at the beginning, the enemy putting a doubt into Adam and Eve's mind that questioned the authoritative word of God who had said "You shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge … Continue reading An Authoritative Word

Are You Ignoring The Red Lights?

We've been looking at how we grow as Christians, or more particularly why we might not be. One of the reasons is we frequently fail to notice the early warning lights, the red lights in our lives. They are like the red lights on a car's dashboard - they are there for a reason, and … Continue reading Are You Ignoring The Red Lights?

Growth – when the past catches up with us

When we become Christians we have a new identity in Christ and a new power within, yet even as we sing songs that speak about what Christ has done, and the past being behind us, and the new life in front, the past seems to lurk in the background and from time to time stare … Continue reading Growth – when the past catches up with us

Growth is not always easy

Growing as a Christian is not automatic. There can be a tendency to think that we just let go and let God, that nothings required of us, that our sanctification is solely a work of the Spirit - how often do people asked God to change them, but want him to do it without their … Continue reading Growth is not always easy