Whatever the Cost

When you count the cost of being a Christian, how often does it REALLY hurt? Those of us who follow Jesus count the cost all the time, even those of us here in the UK, where we’re free to do almost whatever we like.  We count the cost when we end a relationship...

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By Faith…

Like many of my childhood friends, I enjoyed a Christian upbringing. I’ve always believed in a Creator God, who sent his Son, Jesus, into the world to make us right with him. Perhaps, if your story is similar to mine, you’ve felt that your faith has slipped into...

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Continue…

In my last post, The Life-Blood of the Church, I touched on the fact that the Bible expects those of us living freely as Christians to share the burden of persecution with our Christian family, who suffer for His Name’s sake. We are to do this by continuing to...

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God on the Move

I have found it difficult to write this blog. Let me tell you why. Recently, I have tried to keep up with what has been happening in the Middle East, particularly with the radical Islamist group, the ‘Islamic State’ or IS. For the past few months, every time I have...

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The Power of Prayer

A few weeks ago I heard that a Christian pastor in Bhutan who was being held in prison had had his sentence reduced and been granted bail. One of the first things he did upon receiving the verdict was to pick up the phone and share the great news with those who had...

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The Cost of Discipleship

If you’ve been hanging about with Jesus and His crew for a little while, you’re probably familiar with the whole “pick up your cross and follow me” situation.  Depending on your length of Sunday school service you can probably sing a version or two of it or maybe...

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The Life-Blood of the Church

Persecuted Christians for me were a distant truth but a truth nonetheless, taking many forms worldwide. Sadly, however, to say such instances go largely unreported is an understatement. Nevertheless I am challenged and endeavour to reflect on what can be learnt from...

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One Body

One body We are different A people HOLY Set apart Among the rest of humankind For us It is not About ourselves. We follow One person JESUS CHRIST With HIM, in HIM, with HIS strength We will not bow to any other name And not to the world’s will We are one family All...

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