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Looking for God Moments
When we serve God and create our own definition of success, it can lead to us feeling we have failed when we should be celebrating the amazing things that God is doing! Last week, I spent a few days at … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, Blessed to be a blessing, Faith, Following Jesus, Learning, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Not ashamed of Jesus Tagged are we open to God's leading, being honest and open, Calming of the storm, celebrations, changed by an encounter with God, evangelism, God is at work, God is at work in our everyday lives, honest about our faith, life experiences, pause, peace be still, sharing God's love, telling our story Leave a comment
Are we Listening?: A Modern Parable
The Church was on a mission and they were excited following the launch of several new projects. One Saturday morning they decided to go into their community to tell people about what they were offering. Peter couldn’t wait to share … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, church, Faith, modern parable, Parable Tagged Eastern Baptist Asscoaition, Eastern Baptist Association, evangelism, honest about our faith, jesus taught in parables, listening shows you value someone, listening well, love one another, modern parable, parables, sharing God's love 2 Comments
The one where people looked at me in a strange way
As I was walking around the supermarket, I began to notice that people were looking at me in a strange way (it may surprise you to know that this is an unusual experience for me). Although it took me a while, … Continue reading
The Church in the Wild and Outdoor Enclosure
I have walked past this sign many, many times but a few days ago it really struck me in a new way (no, I didn’t walk into it but I do believe that God spoke to me through it!) The words … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, discipleship, Faith, Life experiences Tagged Christ loved the church and gave his life up for her, discipleship, evangelism, good news people, honest about our faith, life experiences, living church, making disciples, stepping out of our comfort zones Leave a comment
Advent 17: That is Amazing News!
The shepherds were shocked and amazed by their angelic visitors and the mind blowing news that they were hearing. It’s really no wonder that they left their sheep in the middle of the night to go to see if it … Continue reading
Posted in Advent, Being honest about our faith, christmas, Christmas story, Faith Tagged Advent, best christmas present, christmas, Christmas story, evangelism, first Christmas, honest about our faith, kid born in shed saves world shock, overflow with God's love, overflowing, shepherds, Why does God tell the shepherds first about Jesus? 1 Comment
Reconnecting with Jesus: What is important to him?
A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend of mine who helps with the rehabilitation of people who have had a Stroke. Something he said really struck me and I wanted to share it and some other thoughts … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, discipleship, Following Jesus, God is with us, Life experiences, Listening to God Tagged body of Christ, Colne Stroke Group, Eastern Baptist Association, honest about our faith, Jesus is Lord, Jesus is the head, life experiences, one body many parts, Orchard baptist Church Leave a comment
We were absolutely stuffed after enjoying our meals when the waiter asked if we would like any desserts. After some insistence from most of us that we couldn’t eat any more we actually ended up getting something to share. We … Continue reading
I am a priest so I’m afraid that I have to pray
I stood there in disbelief as I realized that he really had just said. ‘I am a priest so I’m afraid that I have to pray’. These words were spoken at the end of a talk given in a school assembly and I don’t … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, Faith, Following Jesus, Life experiences, Not ashamed of Jesus, Prayer, Relationship with God Tagged adventure of following Jesus, do we understand what prayer is?, evangelism, follow Jesus wholeheartedly, honest about our faith, It's good to pray, Jesus is worth following, knowing Jesus, life experiences, privilege of prayer Leave a comment
I want to tell you the good news but I can’t
We were eating a family meal a few days ago when all of a sudden my youngest daughter shouted out ‘I want to tell you the good news but I can’t’. We had got some new pet rabbits that day but my other … Continue reading
A Parable: What’s the Point of the Church?
The team’s preparation for the tournament had been far from ideal. They were the host nation so had not had to qualify for the tournament and had not played a competitive match for a long time. There had been some … Continue reading