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Being Shaped by God: Some thoughts and questions to help explore Acts 6
We are living in a world where everything feels like it is constantly changing. In Acts 6, the early church faced up to some major issues and as they did so, God continued to shape them. Are we open to … Continue reading
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The Church is like a Piece of Elastic
Someone recently said to me ‘churches are like a piece of elastic. However much you stretch them, they always ping back into place’. This made me chuckle but I hope that it isn’t necessarily true. As we have been stretched … Continue reading
Posted in change, church, creative communication, Faith, Listening to God, video I have taken Tagged being open to change, Eastern Baptist Association, free video resources for church, God is stretching his church, listening to God, the church is like a piece of elastic, the church is like a rubber band, video clips for use in church Leave a comment
Time to Pause and Reflect? Some thoughts and questions for church leaders
This post is a copy of my contribution to the Eastern Baptist Association ‘Thought for the Week’ which is sent to the Ministers in the EBA. I am reposting it here in case other church leaders find it helpful as we … Continue reading
Posted in change, church, Faith, Leadership, Life experiences Tagged are we open to God's leading, being open to change, change, church worship, I am doing a new thing, I'm coming back to the heart of church, Is the church spirit or me centred?, Leadership, living church, love your neighbour, pour our your hearts, scattered church, what is the church for 2 Comments
When was the last time that you realized that you were wrong about something to do with following Jesus?
So, when was the last time that you realized that you were wrong about something to do with following Jesus? If your answer is ‘I don’t know’ and you’re not Jesus then I would suggest that you have a problem. … Continue reading
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Broken Beyond Repair or Ready to be Restored?
How does this photo make you feel? What do you see? Is this a broken and beat up boat doomed to disintegrate on land or is it a boat that is ready to be restored and returned to the sea … Continue reading
Posted in change, creative communication, Faith, Following Jesus, Listening to God Tagged being open to change, brokenness, despair, God at work, God transforms, hope, hope in God 3 Comments
The Shock of Finding Snow after we thought that all the Snow had Melted
Yesterday my wife and I went for a walk and we were astonished to come across snow. Most of the snow where we live has melted and most of the places we went on our walk were also snow free. … Continue reading
Posted in change, creative communication, discipleship, Faith, Following Jesus, Holy Spirit, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness Tagged being open to change, change takes time, ezekiel 36 26, heart of stone, let god change you, life experiences, May God melt our hearts, spiritual growth, walk of life, walking Leave a comment
How do we Measure Success?: People really are are more important than Statistics
The stats counter on this blog has just ticked past 100,000 hits and as a result of this and some other things I have been pondering what success is and how we measure it. 100,000 hits in three and a … Continue reading
Posted in Blessed to be a blessing, change, Faith, Learning, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, success Tagged being open to change, blog anniversary, God is changing us, God transforms, let god change you, life experiences, measuringsuccess, success, what makes a successful blog Leave a comment
Time for a Clear Out?
In the not too distant future we are going to have our garage converted into a bedroom and an office. The church only decided on Sunday to do the work and already Tracey has spent a whole day beginning to tidy the garage … Continue reading
Posted in change, Faith, God loves us, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness Tagged 2 corinthians 5.17, being open to change, change, God is in the business o recycling, God is in the business of recycling, God is in the recycling business, God renews, I am doing a new thing, let god change you, life experiences, new years resolution, renewed by God Leave a comment
How is your life being shaped?
Sometimes, when I am asked to speak to a group of people about my faith I start by giving them some play dough to make something with. The activity is a lot of fun and it is amazing what people come … Continue reading
The God Who Opens Doors
God says, ‘I have opened a door for you that no one can close’ (Revelation 3.8). It is so encouraging to be reminded that God is all powerful and that he can open doors and surprise us as he opens things … Continue reading
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