Standing on the Prophetic

Standing on the Prophetic

Recently I have felt stirred to go back and review some of the prophetic words that have been given to our church. There are dozens which have been recorded, going back over a period of 22 years. A common theme that weaves through many of these is that God has plans for us to grow and be a bigger church than might be expected for the size of our village. I believe that we need to lay hold of prophecies like that and believe them even though we don't yet see them being fulfilled.

Turning Over a New Leaf

Turning Over a New Leaf

I am writing this on what seems like the first sunny day for ages, which has come as welcome relief from all the rain of the previous couple of weeks. So much for the great British Summer! Hopefully we will see plenty more sunshine before the shorter, colder, wetter days of autumn and winter draw in. I am often amazed at how weather reporters always seem to be able to say that we are experiencing the hottest, coldest, wettest or driest season since records began regardless of whatever weather we are experiencing.

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Recently I was in Tesco and noticed a young American couple doing their shopping. What particularly attracted my attention was the man's t-shirt which had the words 'And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us' Heb 12:1. I spoke to them and said that I liked the scripture on the shirt and we struck up a brief conversation in which they commented that I was the first Christian they had met during their time in the UK.