Category: Discipleship

WORLDWIDE MISSION…..The opportunities that await the local church

One of the most underutilised areas of ministry in the life of local churches is their involvement in God’s worldwide mission field. Jesus’ commission to local churches was not just to go to their Jerusalem, but to their Judea and Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth.
Satan’s lie is that you are too small and lack the resources to be involved in mighty acts of mission beyond the four walls of your church. Don’t believe it!

I discovered in our church that if we truly believed that the Father was at work in the world and we asked Him to show us where He wanted us to join …

LEADERSHIP….IN TIMES LIKE THESE

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I haven’t met one person yet who has told me that they could have anticipated the events that have shaken the world in recent days. We live in times of disruption and instability where the only uncertainty we have is continuous change and where our national leaders seem incapable of finding answers to the challenges that confront us. In addition, we are realising that what got us to where we are now, will not be capable of taking us to where we want to go.

It seems that this very situation is creating a crisis in leadership for how can you lead when you can’t see what’s ahead and don’t …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE 76 – 83

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(76)  “THE DANGER OF BEING EDUCATED BEYOND OUR EXPERIENCE”
“But anyone who hears My teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against the house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
(Matthew 7:26-27)
I will never forget the time a young man came to me to share a concern that Bible study was becoming a danger to him. He went on to tell me that he was regularly attending 4 Bible studies and that he was struggling to take in all he had been learning and to apply it to his …

A WORD FOR THE NEW YEAR… 2022

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“So Peter left the prison cell, following an angel. But all the time he thought it was a vision. He didn’t realise it was actually happening. They passed the first and second guard posts and came to the iron gate leading into the city, and this opened for them all by itself. So they passed through and started walking down the street and then suddenly the angel left them.” Acts 13:9-10

I was led to these verses on the second day of this new year with the prompt that they are meant to encourage many people who have experienced a very difficult year in 2021.

Like Peter, God is opening …