Category: Articles

Learning to be an encourager

| November 3, 2011 | Comments (0)

Jesus, who is the true source of eternal life provides all that we need to develop the ministry of encouragement. In John Chapter Seventeen, he describes himself as the True Vine, giving life and fruit to the branches which represent our lives. We are connected to him and to each other. In the same Chapter, […]

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The Ministry of Encouragement

The Ministry of Encouragement

| October 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Of all the ministries God has given us encouragement is closest to his heart. God is the great encourager. He gives hope to the dispirited, healing to the broken-hearted and joy to those who mourn. Encouraging one another is one of the most godly things we can ever do. And, what’s more, we are all […]

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David Cameron jokes about the death of a ‘devil’:Muammar Gaddafi

| October 21, 2011 | Comments (1)

David Cameron has made further mention of Gaddafi’s death last night as he spoke to prominent members of the Sikh and Hindu communities at a reception for Diwali inside 10 Downing Street. He said: “Obviously Diwali being the festival of a triumph of good over evil, and also celebrating the death of a devil, perhaps there’s a little resonance […]

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The cry of the lost, the city of London in trouble

The cry of the lost, the city of London in trouble

| October 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

At that time, I was deeply troubled by the state of my own city, London. I was heavily burdened for the lost who have no hope, no joy, no peace. When I travelled on the tube, I could see their burdens etched on their faces – their loneliness and fears, their disappointments and hurts. And […]

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Forgiving others

| October 14, 2011 | Comments (1)

Jesus broke the barriers of legalistic religion when he spoke about forgiving our enemies and all those who sin against us. The Law of Moses spoke about the rights of retaliation, ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ Jesus showed us a better way, the way of grace and forgiveness. He […]

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Freedom from religion

Freedom from religion

| October 13, 2011 | Comments (0)

Jesus came to set us free from the bondage of religious teaching that continues to hold us captive to sin – always more to do, always more sins to be forgiven, always more repentance needed. We have been saved from ‘the uttermost to the uttermost’ – from the state of uttermost sin and condemnation to […]

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Consequences of judgementalism

| October 12, 2011 | Comments (0)

Closely related to unforgiveness is the sin of judgementalism. The harsh and negative judgements you make against others will always rebound on you. If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone it will roll back on him. Proverbs 26:27 Many bring suffering on themselves as a […]

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The place of forgiveness

| October 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Forgiveness is the standard for the Christian. God has forgiven us and he calls us likewise to forgive others. No matter what the sin or hurt committed against us, God always calls us to forgive. His forgiveness sets the standard for our lives. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as […]

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Dealing with emotional pain

Dealing with emotional pain

| October 2, 2011 | Comments (0)

There is dangerous traffic on life’s highway and much that can harm us, leaving us by the side of the road broken, bleeding and hurting. We are all casualties in something, whether broken relationships, abuse in our childhood, parental failures, personal sins or tragic happenings. Pain caused by other people God has made us dependent […]

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Serving God by grace

| September 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

Every serious church leader asks, ‘How can I raise a generation of believers so passionate about Christ that they are prepared to lose everything in order to gain him?’ The answer is of course that we cannot do this, but the Holy Spirit can. When people receive a deep revelation of Jesus they will follow […]

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