Giving in Love = Powerful giving

This year is all about walking in love and and seeing His glory revealed. And so our hearts desire is to embody this attitude in every area of our life and worship – including our giving. Giving is pointless without love: 1 Corinthian 13 says: “If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and…

Praise God in all circumstances

I love the way that God is so unlimited by our circumstances. I love the way that there are no barriers that withstand His word. I love the way that he speaks through anyone and anything, anywhere. I have been travelling for work in China. On the evening of my second to last day, at…

The land of praise and hearing God

The concept of “taking the land” is a central theme of the book of Joshua. As Joshua and the people of Israel are obedient to the commission passed down by Moses and their forefathers and step out in faith on the promises God made, we also get a first hand account of what it looks…

Thank You for the blood

As Jesus breathed His last, by this point marred beyond recognition and no-doubt suffering from acute respiratory distress, He must have coughed up blood. The liquid of life (Lev 17:11) was every more slowly circulating in His veins and instead was flowing all over Him and around Him. And thus He must have diffused the…

John Wesley on spiritual gifts and faith

John Wesley on spiritual gifts: “Some of these appear to have been chiefly designed for the conviction of Jews and Heathens, as the calling out devils, and speaking with new tongues; some chiefly for the benefit of their fellow Christians, as healing the sick, foretelling things to come, and the discernment of spirits; and all,…

Leadership thoughts

Two thoughts on leadership and development: Leadership is empowering others and taking responsibility. Maximisation of strengths = competence. Growing in areas of weakness = maturity.  

Rob Bell’s circular questions

Earlier tonight I got dragged into another Rob Bell discussion. Probably shouldn’t have, but still… Anyway, I came away with similar conclusions to last time. Let’s keep the main thing the main thing. This time however, I also want highlight his use of circular questions. It seems Rob Bell likes to raise questions in answer to questions…