2000 posts and a big thank you to The Doctor

This is the 2000th post on this blog, which means that I have been posting on average just short of two posts a day for almost three years. That's a whole lot of words one relatively recent reader has set out on a quest to go back and read 'em all. I am not sure that too many will want to join him!As I drew near to this post, I wondered how best to use it. I briefly considered a review post like I did at the end of 2005 and 2004. I also thought about doing a post on what blogging has meant to … [Read more...]

Encouragement as I prepare to preach

Imagine my surprise to read the following post over at Miscelanies on the Gospel . To be honest it was just what I needed tonight. It is probably a bit over the top, but I need to remember that it is as wrong for me to be sitting here doubting that God has made me to be a fit preacher to preach in the cinema tomorrow as it is for me to be complacent and self-sufficient. This has been a busy weekend, and right now I am casting myself on the mercy of God. I am crying out for more of that same … [Read more...]

Prayer works when life is tough

My sermon on sunday was on prayer (which will be no surprise to my regular readers!) I focussed in on how prayer changes us and the vital importance of believing in and experiencing a present God. The audio is available at http://jubilee-church.org/sermons/2006/01/prayer-works-when-life-is-tough.htmHere are the notes I preached fromFour groups of people here this morning, and I have something to say to each of you Those who are not yet Christians You will have an opportunity to become a … [Read more...]

My Story part four

I have been sharing my story rather slowly this past year. Back in Feb. I begun with part 1 and part 2, it wasn't until March that I shared part 3. Since as one of my commentators pointed out blogging is not a profession I probably shouldn't apologize for the length of time it has taken to get to part four, but I will anyway! So here is part four of my story-Moving home away from my friends, and the church I had so loved growing up in was tough. Suddenly I discovered that there were different … [Read more...]

What's God doing in your church?

I posted some news over at my site about an amazing story of revival/renewal at a friend's church this past Sunday. It started out of a confession of sin and brokeness and led to 100 people on stage repenting and seeking forgiveness.First, I love to hear what God is doing. I especially love to hear stories of God moving powerfully among His people, rebuilding what we've torn down. If something like this is going on at your church, let's hear about it! … [Read more...]

An old sermon on discovering the Will of God

Many Christians struggle with finding God's will for their lives. I though I would share with you an old sermon I preached on this matter......Proverbs 3:5-6 by Adrian Warnock Introduction A changing, uncertain world. Cast off tradition and Christian ways of doing things now what do we base decisions on? Illustrate from politics. Tony champions even a britain where the elite is finnished. Family values, but a foreign minister can be trusted to keep his promises to his country when he cant … [Read more...]

The Toronto Blessing

Eleven years on from the birth of the Toronto Blessing I republished an article I wrote at the time. Some thought this was a time when the Church seemed to be going mad.UPDATEIn January 2008, the following post was identified as the 12th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 13th most-read post was my post concerning Bishop Tom Wright's response to John Piper.The post below was republished from an article I wrote many years ago. In some ways it was this article that first … [Read more...]

Revival in a picture found at Wesley cottage

Just minutes from the busy A30 in Cornwall lies an amazing little cottage that Wesley stayed in several times. It is now known as Wesley Cottage There is an unusual feel to the place- part shrine to the memory, part place of worship, part threshold of revival. A priceless picture is there which appears to be based at least on verbal memory of the events of the Wesleys preaching in a pit also in Cornwall.I love the imagery of this picture with the dark clouds of ignorance hanging over the … [Read more...]