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Reality check

Over the last few weeks we’ve been thinking, praying and dreaming about how we can be ‘living for God’s Kingdom in our community’ but now it’s time to take a reality check.  If we are extending the boundaries of the Kingdom of God we have a spiritual battle on our hands and the following verses […]

I’m in

Last week we thought about how we could become ‘the dream team’ and the dream is that we become people who are living for God’s Kingdom in our community.
It is my prayer that you will say ‘I’m in’!

Imagine the Future

I found this picture helped me see what our future looks like.

We are gathered around Jesus. […]

The Dream Team!

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will […]

Hope of the world

I am sure that many of us had a sinking feeling last week when we saw the first news report about a man crashing his car into Westminster Bridge and from then on we were drip-fed the increasingly bad news of death, destruction and injury in Westminster.

Yesterday I came across a photo I took in […]

The church has left the building






Matthew 28:16–20
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make […]

Living for God’s Kingdom in our Community








Luke 10:1–12 (NIV – Anglicised)

1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out […]

It’s a Loving Walk

Romans 14:15                                 IT’S A LOVING WALK

We’re looking at what it means to be on a Christian walk. Paul’s last use of this image of the Christian walk in his letter to the Roman believers, is in a befuddling passage in chapter 14. He writes: ‘If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, […]

Spirit Walk

IT’S A SPIRIT WALK                                  Reflections on Romans 8:4

We’re on a Christian walk! Last week we discovered the landscape opened by resurrection of Jesus. Our primary Christian message is not, ‘You’ve got to change’, but rather ‘The world has changed!’ Jesus’ death and resurrection make a profound difference to the way we live. We in a […]

It’s a new walk

1. IT’S A NEW WALK                   Reflections on Romans 6:1-11

Early Christians called what we call ‘Christianity’ simply ‘the Way.’ It was a different kind of human living. We make that Way by walking it. What do I mean? Many have fine dreams, great aspirations and exciting visions, but it’s only those that learn to […]



When I was completing my training to enter church leadership ministry, I was at a college, Spurgeon’s, where preaching was emphasised. There was a weekly ritual called sermon class. Each student underwent it twice before the whole college, including all the teaching staff arrayed in their academic gowns.  After the service you were […]