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TO BE LIKE JESUS

Jesus,Holding,Male,Hand,To,Bless,And,Heal,Christian,,ReligiousThe remarkable life of Jesus was brought home to me when I read these words,
“The life of Jesus was so unique, unpredictable, illogical and inconsistent that it would have been impossible for someone to make it up. It had to be true.”

And yet Jesus’ calling to us is that we are to learn to live like Him. He said to His disciples, “As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.”  John 20:21  As I grew to understand this calling, the words of a Salvation Army song took on a deeper meaning for me :

“To be like Jesus, this hope possesses me,
In every thought

WHY GATHER TOGETHER?

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In recent years the presence of Covid19 has greatly impacted how we do life, including how we live together in community as the people of God. For many of us it has not been possible to regularly meet together and so we have become the church on-line which has made it possible for us to choose the time in our week’s schedule when we can view the latest church service.
But should this become the usual practice as things get back to normal? Some people are asking why we should go back to meeting together as one family. Whilst there are good reasons why some people are unable to do …

LESSONS A TEACHER LEARNT FROM THE CHURCH IN NEPAL

I will never forget my visits to Nepal to undertake week long leadership intensives with leaders who were highly motivated to grow and impact their nation. On a number of occasions I realised that I was the one being taught as I listened to the stories of these men and women who had chosen to deny themselves and take up their crosses to follow their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Let them be your teacher as you read these lessons from the lives of men and women who deeply impacted me during my visits to Nepal.

From just a single secret Christian residing in Nepal in 1951, the number of …

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR A STRONG LEADERSHIP TEAM

building blocks (2)“When you share with me your vision, the first question I will ask you is, ‘Who is on your leadership team?’ The success of your vision is going to be determined more by who is on your leadership team than anything else. If you have a big vision, the first thing you need to do is to start building a strong leadership team.”
John Maxwell

For buildings to stand the test of time, they need to be constructed on a strong foundation. Just as in buildings, so it is with building a strong church or a strong organisation, the leadership team must be built on a strong foundation. More often …