A Spirit shaped Church

The shaping of the Spirit is both an individual and a corporate experience. As we go through our Christian lives we find that the Spirit is intent on shaping us... As individuals - each individual is unique… born of the Spirit… shaped by the Spirit. How is he shaping you? And as churches - every … Continue reading A Spirit shaped Church

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Laying hold of God’s purpose

Vision without action is nothing more than day dreaming. Day dreaming is thinking about nice things that simply transport us out of the present and provide some momentary relief. Vision is more than a few nice thoughts that relieve our uninspiring present. Vision is something that grabs us and inspires, and calls us from where … Continue reading Laying hold of God’s purpose

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

His Church is Marching On

Just recently I was involved in running a module on the history of the church, and in doing so I was struck by the dynamic history of the church and it's far reaching impact upon the world - yes there are the bad bits, the bits that the atheist will be quick to point to … Continue reading His Church is Marching On