Guest post: Singleness is a gift, have you unwrapped it?

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Today is Valentines Day.In honor of the many faithful godly single people I know, I wanted to share a guest post that is of relevance to all of us, but especially those who face today without a partner.This article was written by someone who I am going to call Phoebe:“Singleness is a gift.”“Yes I’m sure it is Lord, for a few special (probably slightly odd) people but I’m not one of those chosen ones, no thank you.”I had read 1 Corinthians 7:71 and I knew that the bible declare … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

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As I write this it is just past midnight. The breakfast table is laid. The potatoes are pealed. We are just about to lay the presents out around and on the tree. And we wait for the kids to all be soundly asleep so "Father Christmas" can do his rounds.It is Christmas Day for us.May Jesus' presence be close to you this Christmas.May you have enjoyable rest time with your family.May you be well fed.May there be laughter.But among the happiness spare a thought for those … [Read more...]

Revelation TV interview: my story and Hope Reborn

I found filming this interview very emotional. Indeed, at one point I was close to tears. I was asked to share my testimony of conversion, and we spoke about the role that my tent preaching grandfather and prophecy had in shaping my life and ministry. When we turned to discuss Hope Reborn, it struck me that this book, probably more than anything else I have done so far, fulfills the prophetic charge my grandfather gave me.This video should help you understand the goals behind Hope Reborn a … [Read more...]

This is my story – Part Ten: The story behind Hope Reborn

It was Sunday October 14th, 2012. I was happy. My eldest daughter was being baptized that day. I was so thrilled for that, and so glad to be part of Jubilee Church that day. I was listening to my pastor, Tope Koleoso, preaching on the Pharisee and the Prostitute. Suddenly, out of the blue it hit me, “this needs to be a book” and not just that sermon, although it became the first chapter, but other things we had been teaching at Jubilee Church for years.I wrote an outline right there and then … [Read more...]

This is my story – Part Nine: blogging and Raised With Christ

This serialization of my story, my testimony if you will, has become rather long! But I haven’t really mentioned the blog so far. I thought in this post I would mention how the blog began and a few general points about it, and what it has led to for me. This post will not detail the highlights of the blog, as I have looked at that in my recent "most popular posts" article and my blog highlights series.People sometimes ask how I came to write a blog. I wish there was some kind of flash of i … [Read more...]

This is my story – Part Eight: My Career

As I speak about the story of my life, it has seemed easier to me when speaking about some of the most recent years to focus on different areas of life. I seem to wear a lot of different hats. One thing that has always amused me is that several people over the years have assumed that I must be full time working on my blog. But a man has to actually earn a living, as blogging certainly doesn't pay the bills.We all have a vocation. We have a role, we have a job to do. The pinnacle of Christian … [Read more...]

This is my story – Part Seven: My Church

As soon as Andrée and I got married, in the summer of 1995, we moved church, and later home, to be a part of what was then a tiny church plant in Enfield, North London. I had met the founding pastor, Colin Potter at a Newfrontiers conference, and as we planned to live in North London, felt that joining his new church was the best thing for us as a newly married couple.. The early days of the church plant were exciting, challenging, but at times it felt like it was slow moving.For a season we … [Read more...]

This is my story – Part Six: My Marriage

Like many young men and women, I remember being quite anxious about finding my future life partner. I had no real serious relationships, until I had been at medical school for several years. Then there was a girl I dated for a few months, but to be honest I was not a very good boyfriend. We were both Christians, and yet didn’t see eye-to-eye on so many things. We ended up rowing a lot. After a while, I think we both came to realize that being “unequally yoked” doesn’t just refer to a Christian an … [Read more...]

This is my story – Part Five: Moving to London

By the age of 18, I had a lot of the over-confidence of youth, but that was tinged with the realization that I had a lot to learn. As I left the safety of my parental home and launched out into London to study medicine, God had a plan to teach me one of the most important lessons of my life—one which every now and then I am reminded that I still do not fully live in the light of.My youthful enthusiasm for God was, at least in part, because I felt I could hold my own socially in a church e … [Read more...]

This is my story – Part Four: My Teenage Years

I concluded the last section of my story by explaining that because of my father’s job relocation, we moved away from the church in which I had been so happy.For me, moving away from my friends and the church I had so loved was tough. Suddenly I discovered that there were actually churches that were different to the one in which I’d grown up. Well, to be fair, I had previously also been aware of the Anglican church that had been linked to my primary school—but the subtleties of the different … [Read more...]


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