God’s gifted people

Imagine receiving a birthday gift, beautifully wrapped and personalised for you, and then putting it away in a drawer, unopened, unused and forgotten. What a waste, you may think, and how ungrateful that would be. Yet many of us do exactly that with the gifts God has...

The cost of being a disciple

Earlier this week a group of us from church were reflecting on the story of the Rich Young Ruler in Mark 10:17-27. He was the kind of person everyone would love to have in their church – youthful, well-off and influential – and we would have done our best to make him...

My life as a disciple

This month (September 2018) it will be fifty years since I started as a student at the London Bible College. I was a fresh-faced 18 year old, living away from home for the first time, a young lad from a Yorkshire pit village trying to adjust to life in the capital....

A SIMPLE SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER

Lord, our very being here today is a prayer. By being here we say ‘We love you, Lord’ and appreciate all you have done in saving us from our sins. By being here we say ‘Thank you, Lord’ because we are aware of all the daily blessings you shower...

RESCUED!

The dramatic rescue of the boys trapped deep inside a cave in Thailand has been an inspiration around the world. That all of them could be brought out alive seemed almost beyond belief, yet because of the bravery, skill and ingenuity of their rescuers it happened. One...

The Vulnerable Pastor – a book summary

What is your attitude towards weakness? Many of us in leadership seek to eliminate weakness from our lives, thinking we must always appear strong and competent if others are to follow us. Some will be tempted to hide their weakness, especially in public; if we are...