"Jesus was dead what's your excuse?" Guest Post from Mrs Warnock

When reading the story of the resurrection in the gospel of John, my friends and I (all ladies) noticed a small detail which showed yet another way in which Jesus is our ultimate example.  Jesus, having been crucified, spent three days dead in the tomb, was resurrected, and did not think twice about neatly folding his grave clothes before departing the tomb.  He didn't just step out of them like some men do with their trousers!  Jesus didn't make any excuses but tidied up after himself.Now, Ad … [Read more...]

Family Safari

At some point soon I will post about my trip to Africa. But, today I wanted to just share this fantastic video my wife made of our Saturday trip to a UK Safari Park. Obviously not as great as the real African thing I saw, but still when I got home I wanted to share at least some of the experience with them! We have a car that has never broken down in five years of use. Imagine our shock when what looked like smoke started pouring out of the bonnet (or hood for my American readers!) of our … [Read more...]

Bringing warmth to a fathers heart

One of my children came downstairs, after being in their room for ages yesterday, with the following list of verses. They had obviously spent a long time going thru a bible looking at highlighted verses and choosing, as they put it, their "favorite ones". I think its a pretty good list, actually, and I am grateful for the grace of God at work in this dear child of mine despite all their father's failings and imperfections. Nothing that I could hope to ever accomplish with the blog will be of … [Read more...]

10 Things I learnt on my summer "break"

Following just over a month of this self-imposed near-total break from my online life (obviously not including my paid work!) what have I discovered?Wordpress's auto-publish feature is bullet-proof and a real gift You hardly missed me as a result of 1. and my kind guest bloggers. Indeed, traffic remained pretty high considering it was August. Phil Moore is better than I am at explaining why digital fasts are so important. A week is definitely not long enough It took me much longer before I … [Read more...]

15 years of marriage to the best woman on Earth for me

Mrs Warnock and I have enjoyed married life for 15 years today.  As I reflect on those years I thought I would share some of those thoughts with you.  Truth be told, marriage has been both the most challenging and the most rewarding thing I have ever done. As society seeks to destroy family life, it is crucial that we fight for a true understanding of something that reflects the heart of God himself. Through marriage I have become more aware of my own weaknesses and sin. I have grown i … [Read more...]

16 Things I am grateful for by Charis Warnock

This is a guest post from my daughter Charis (aged 9). We would do well to follow her example in listing things that she is grateful to God for.  I am sure you don't need me to tell you how pleased I was to read this, especially to see a few of the items she listed.  Here is her list, written without any help:God the bible church the resurrection food water play/fun family friends shelter toys/games sports school/education art music drama/acting … [Read more...]

TOAM10 – Guest post from Mrs Warnock on transition

I was chatting with my wife, Andrée today as we were getting the notes from Terry's talk ready to publish. I felt like what she had to say was so insightful that I decided to ask her to share it here. So here is a rare guest blogging appearance from Mrs Warnock: As Terry was speaking today I noticed he mentioned the word 'transition' to describe the stage we are at as a family of churches. I found myself thinking about that word, and how it is used to describe a stage of labor before the baby … [Read more...]

"Mum, I Like God"

So said George to my wife just recently. She asked him, "Why?" and he replied, "Because he loves me!"  Talk about out of the mouths of babes and infants. He will be three in a few days' time. … [Read more...]

Managing The Re-entry

Jet lag, when you travel from the UK to the USA, is not so bad as the other way around, of that I am sure!  On arrival stateside, for a few days you feel almost invincible.  Although a little tired in the evening, you force yourself not to go to bed too early.  Then, around 3 or 4 AM, it's like a switch is pressed in your head. Bing! You are awake.  So, before anyone else is up, you get to do almost a whole extra day's work.  And until the second or third day, a bit of coffee or tea is all you ne … [Read more...]

My Travel Journal – Bethlehem Baptist Church

Usually when I attend a conference, I sit through the sessions typing furiously trying to capture as much of what God is saying to us through his Word as I possibly can. This is not an easy task, but it is one I enjoy. It is something I am sure I will do many times over the next few years, as I have no intention of stopping.However, preaching is not about making the process of transferring information from the speaker's notes to the hearers' notes as efficient as possible. We are meant to … [Read more...]


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