The simple sermon that saved Charles Spurgeon


An unknown, unheralded, unremembered, unlearned substitute preacher impacted Victorian London, and the English speaking world beyond it more than he could ever have imagined.A young man, who happened into a small chapel, was arrested. These simple truths, spoken by a simple man who was never acclaimed during Spurgeon's life (several men claimed to be the preacher, but were not recognized, and it seems the real preacher was content to remain unacknowledged). These same words which … [Read more...]

Twenty differences between the Psalms and modern worship songs. 


Beware of presumption. We serve a holy God not a cuddly best mate.  There is a major difference between many modern worship music and the Psalms. Too many modern songs speak only of the love of God, and he is seen only as a gentle and loving friend.It's not that the worship songs are wrong. It's just that they can almost completely miss a different side of God's character. I want to explore that a little today before we focus in another post to an event that happened in 2 Samuel 6 which … [Read more...]

Why I am still an Evangelical

Evangelist Billy Graham preaches one Sunday to more than 40,000 worshipers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (UCLA

It seems that hardly a month goes by these days without there being another account of a leading evangelical who has fallen. Perhaps someone has deserted a doctrine traditionally held dear by fellow evangelicals. Or maybe they have had to resign their leadership in a storm of controversy about their leadership style, or because of a significant moral failure.Then, of course, there is an increasingly hostile media and society. Evangelicals are branded as fundamentalists and claimed by some … [Read more...]

A prayer of gratitude to the God who raises the dead


Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ESV).When I feel weak, you are strong. When I sin, you remain righteous. When I am repentant, you forgive. When I am sick, you are the healer.When I am in dispair, you give me hope. When I am depressed, you are my source of joy. When I am angry, you are my peace.When the desires of my flesh threaten to overwhelm, you … [Read more...]

Join 70+ nations united to worship the Lord Jesus!


After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Revelation 7:9)Stop what you are doing. Look in your diary for this Sunday. Ask yourself "Can I cancel that, and can I get to North London?"  If the answer is even "mmmm....maybe?" then DO IT!.  EVERYBODY is welcome. This trailer gives you some idea of what it will be like but  until you have actually been at … [Read more...]

Reflecting on twenty years with the same wife, church and career

Adrian and Andrée Warnock (July 1995)

Today and yesterday I've spent multiple hours carefully completing a General Medical Council Revalidation Appraisal From. If you are a UK Doctor you will know all about this (or if you don't you better find out very quickly!)  But for those of you who are not, this process is a very scary one as for the first time in my twenty year long career, I have to prove that I am worthy to carry on practicing as a doctor.A big part of completing such a form is reflecting. This is something I have not … [Read more...]

Q and A on Evangelism and the Evangelist with Rice Broocks and Tope Koleoso


The final session of last years 300 Leaders was a Q and A, which I chaired. Watch Rice Broocks and Tope Koleoso answer questions on Evangelism and the Evangelist. You can also watch other 300 Leaders videos: … [Read more...]

300 Leaders: Evangelism and the Evangelist by Rice Broocks Session 3


This is the third session on Evangelism and the Evangelist by Rice Broocks from last years 300 Leaders Conference. … [Read more...]

Charles Spurgeon on Tithing


Lined up today toe to toe are two camps of people when it comes to giving. In the one corner are those who legalistically tithe, do so out of fear, and believe everyone must tithe because God demands it. In the other corner are those who say, "We are not under the law of tithing so we don't need to do it." Often these people either don't give to God's house at all, or give very small amounts.Spurgeon, as so often seems to sit right in the middle and challenges both groups. Read the whole … [Read more...]

300 Leaders: Rice Broocks on Evangelism and the Evangelist Session 2


This is session two from the 300 Leaders Conference where my friend Dr Rice Broocks was the speaker. … [Read more...]