To live is Christ.

Keep going

There are many terrific quotes attributed to Winston Churchill, even discounting the ones erroneously given to him. For a man who ‘mobilised the English language and sent it to war’, Churchill did a good business inspiring turns of phrase to lead and motivate the British people through the dark times of the Second World War.

Dealing with doubts

Doubts. We don’t often talk about them, but we all get them. We’re in a great spiritual war. Wherever a little green shoot of life pops up, you can bet your last Rolo that our enemy the devil will rush to jump on it. To survive, we must deal with our doubts and fight back.

Whatever your problem(s), start with God

For believers, the ultimate end-point of everything is certain: an eternity with God in paradise. But that’s definitely not always how we start when confronted with a trial or problem in the day-to-day. To endure through dark times, we must take our eyes off of ourselves and our problem(s) and fix them instead on Christ Jesus.

When God doesn’t answer our prayers

Let’s be honest, the life of prayer isn’t always a joyride. Sometimes it can seem that God doesn’t hear our prayers and His presence seems far away. We feel discouraged as heaven is silent. If this has ever been you, then I hope you can take some comfort from this blog post. God is on the throne and He is good!

Seven things the Holy Spirit does for us

Seven things the Holy Spirit does for us

It seems to me that Christians today either make too little or too much of the work of the Holy Spirit. In this post, I want to consider seven ways in which the Spirit has communion with us (with thanks to John Owen for pointing them out in his book!).

Signals of transcendence

Os Guinness, in his new book, defines a signal of transcendence as a life-event or experience that transcends you beyond the normal, material world revealing something deeper which causes you to stop and think on the big questions of life and death, meaning and purpose, or the prospect that there is something more — a reality beyond physical matter.

Fight the good fight of faith

Fight the good fight of faith

‘Fight the good fight of faith.’ Those words written to Timothy could not have been timelier. The young Ephesian pastor and his fledgeling congregation had to flee many things whilst living in a city dominated by pagan religion.

This Christmas don’t forget the wonder of the Incarnation

What is the greatest event in the history of the world? What is the most amazing thing to happen across the entirety of the cosmos? What story lies at the centre of absolutely everything, past, present and future? God coming as a man. That’s what.

Praising God

Billy Bray was an eccentric preacher of old. He was known for spontaneously breaking out in song and dance (not unlike David, 2 Samuel 6:14). A lot of people didn’t know what to make of him, was he a raving loony or was this genuine joy in the Lord? When people complained of his over-enthusiasm, […]