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BRACHIATE………A word worth living!


During a recent conversation with a friend of mine, he mentioned a word I had not heard before……brachiate. He suggested I search it out on google when I returned home. He said it is a word worth discovering……..and even more important, a word worth living. I did as he said and discovered the following :

BRACHIATE : comes from the Latin BRACHIUM, discovered in the mid eighteenth century and means “arm” or “arm swinging”. The verb means to swing by the arms from one hold (branch or tree limb) to the next and one of its uses is for smaller monkeys that proceed through the jungle by swinging from one

The University Of the Desert………….God’s choice training ground

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“At certain times and places God will build a mysterious wall around us.  He will take away all the supports we customarily lean upon, and will remove our ordinary ways of doing things.  God will close us off to something divine, completely new and unexpected and that cannot be understood by examining our previous circumstances.  We will be in a place where we do not know what is happening, where God is cutting the cloth of our lives by a new pattern and thus where He causes us to look to Him.  Most Christians lead a treadmill life – a life in which they can predict almost everything that will

The Great Omission of the Great Commission…….What’s Missing in Evangelism Today?


I have a file of articles I have collected that go under the heading of The Secret to an Evangelising Church. The following are some of the keys listed in these papers that will transform a church into an evangelising church :

  • A church where people bring people to church
  • A church that moves from being inward looking to outward looking
  • A church that holds evangelism conferences
  • A church where evangelism is everybody’s responsibility and not just the pastor’s responsibility

Whilst these keys address some of the symptoms that relate to churches that fail to fulfill the great commission, they don’t get to the heart of the problem which …

The Qualities Of A Leader….A paper that took 36 years to write


When God wants to get something done, He finds a person, but not just any person.  He looks for a person with certain qualities.

Consider the following examples:

  1. But select capable men from all the people – men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain – and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.  Exodus 18:21.  Jethro to Moses (also Deuteronomy 1:9-13)
  2. Brothers choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. Acts 6:3.  The 12 Apostles to all the disciples
  3. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to