Church without walls

For most people, all they ever see are the external walls of the church. The average person in London may pass by a dozen churches each day but few will enter to find out more about God. Could it be that our church walls are one of the greatest hindrances to the gospel today? Even the dictionary states as its... Read more...



Pray for Britain!

Pray for Britain!

It is our Christian duty to pray for our governmental leaders and all those in authority over us. God wants us to ask him for rulers who promote peace and dignity so that the gospel can flourish. Technically, this can happen no matter which government is in power. But this does not mean we show no interest in the practical... Read more...


Walking in wisdom

Walking in wisdom

“I ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory — to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for Christians, oh, the utter... Read more...


Creating a breakthrough environment

Creating a breakthrough environment

“Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water;... Read more...


The gift of God’s presence

The gift of God’s presence

Hedonism is the philosophy which makes pleasure-seeking the main point of life. Everything is about trying to feel good and pursuing anything that promises us pleasure and enjoyment. This may sound like Scrooge, the Charles Dickens character from A Christmas Carol, but Christmas can play into the hedonism dictated by our cultural environment. The people of the world, for the... Read more...


He came down to earth from heaven

He came down to earth from heaven

Tucked away in a tiny verse in the book of Ephesians we find an amazing truth. Almost as an aside, the apostle Paul gives us a glimpse of the amazing love exhibited in God’s great rescue mission for humanity. “He ascended… but… he also first descended to the lower parts of the earth” (Ephesians 4:9). One of the best known... Read more...


Going deeper with God

Going deeper with God

If you really want to experience a deeper life with God, you need to answer three questions honestly. The first is, “What are you pursuing most in life?” This will reveal what you really are living for. Most people assume that because they are believers in Christ then they are actually living for God as the first goal of their... Read more...


The release of the Spirit

The release of the Spirit

“The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of living water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14) Being filled with the Spirit is more than experiencing his touch upon your life. It is far more profound than that. As temples of the living God, we are already indwelt by his divine presence. Imagine, the... Read more...


Talking to people about God

Talking to people about God

You may not feel particularly attracted by the thought of an octopus. Perhaps your only interest in one is when you eat Calamari, made from one the octopus’ closest cousins, or if you are especially wild about some Chinese specialty dishes. But can a female octopus teach us something about having an on-going conversation with a seeker about God and... Read more...


Out of the depths I have cried to you, Lord

Out of the depths I have cried to you, Lord

(Psalm 130:1) The beginning of this Psalm touches a familiar experience for us all. Of course it’s natural and right to turn to the Lord in times of deep distress. We’ve all done that at one time or another. He always draws close to listen and answer. During times of crushing brokenness he is always present to help, comfort and... Read more...


A place of deep rest, inexpressible joy and pure worship

A place of deep rest, inexpressible joy and pure worship

Have you ever felt a longing inside you so deep, so profound, that sometimes you barely notice its existence? And yet you know it is there. It is like an aching void within that you long to fill but don’t always know how. You believe that you have been made for fellowship with God and that fellowship is profoundly satisfying... Read more...


The power of your testimony

The power of your testimony

God has given to you the ministry of reconciliation! You are an ambassador for Jesus, and he has given you the task of introducing him to people through your testimony. In Acts 1:8 Jesus says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all... Read more...


The promise of power

The promise of power

Jesus said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Now when... Read more...


The anointed Church

The anointed Church

In the Old Testament, a staff was a symbol of prophetic authority. When Elisha sent his servant Gehazi to resuscitate a dead boy, he equipped him with his staff as the sign that Gehazi was acting in the name and authority of a true prophet. Gehazi had previously observed a healing miracle and had only to do exactly what his... Read more...


Jesus is Lord!

Jesus is Lord!

The Lordship of Jesus Christ is one of the most important Christian truths. In fact, your entire life of faith depends on it. Your faith is empty, and you have no hope of salvation, if Jesus is not the Lord (the ultimate authority in creation, the absolute ruler of the universe), and if he has not proved his Lordship by... Read more...