Category: Mission

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

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 …

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 …

THESE ARE THE WORST OF TIMES THESE ARE THE BEST OF TIMES

These are the worst of times

In 1859 Charles Dickens wrote the novel A Tale of Two Cities where the plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution in the late 1700s and culminates in the creation of the first French Republic. Charles Dickens began his novel with these contrasting words;
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredibility,
it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

And down …