Thursday, 27 May 2010

Turning the world on its head

A great video...

I have seen it before but got sent the link again and it touched me again.

It is amazing what can happen when the tables are turned.

Isn't that the real essence of the hope of the gospel? Not just the redemption of our own souls (which will take me well into eternity to start to scratch the surface of), but the ultimate redemption of everything.

Thursday, 20 May 2010


On Sunday evening we had a great members meeting during which we shared shared some opportunities that have opened up recently.

The overall response was very positive indeed and lots of people said they had "felt" over the last few years this was the kind of thing we are called to.

That led me to think. What other thing do we feel are on our hearts, or on God's heart for us as a Church here?

So on Tuesday night, at our cell leaders meeting, out came the flipchart and a pen. What is God saying? Where is he leading? What is on your heart?

Wednesday lunchtime, at our staff meeting, out came the flipchart and a pen. What is God saying? Where is he leading? What is on your heart?

The results of both discussions were fascinating, with both variety and similarity and a definite sense of God stirring up something amongst us.

On Tuesday the eldership is having a day away with much to ponder. The challenge now is to take all these great ideas and find God's heart for us amongst them. Please pray for us.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

At last, a government!

1 Timothy 2

1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

Aside from party politics. Aside from local results. Aside from personalities. Aside from the media. Aside from our own persuasions. Aside from deals and power brokering.

I have heard plenty of gossip and waffle in the news over the last few days.

It is time to pray.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


Whatever you do tomorrow, vote.

All over the world people have died that others may have this priviledge.

Others would be willing to die today to get the priviledge in their nation.

I am voting for a local candidate.

I do not see enough differences between national policies, or national personalities to make the decision based on them. I cannot sort the wheat from the chaff in all of them.

So I am voting for the person I think is best placed to represent me, and my area, in Westminster.

Whatever methodology you use to get that box ticked, I do not believe it to be just our right, I think it is our duty.