SERMON: Abounding in Thanksgiving

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The above sermon was preached at Jubilee Church on Sunday 31st May. Here are the notes I preached from: Colossians 2:6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. I am, just like you, grateful in light of all God has done. We celebrated vision day, then international day, thankful to God What could we better look at in God’s word than an exhortation to abound in T … [Read more...]

A prayer of gratitude to the God who raises the dead

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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!

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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...]

REVIEW: The Plausibility Problem: The Church and Same-Sex Attraction

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My post yesterday generated quite a bit of interest. The comments section over there is quite interesting, and so far it has been very civil, which is all too rare when this subject is discussed. It seems to me, however, that some people felt I had not gone far enough, some people felt I had gone too far, and some people were confused about just how far I had gone!To summarize what I am trying to say on the subject, I really believe that the Church has a serious problem with how it has t … [Read more...]

Why Christians should support International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

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Today is commemorated around the world as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.  In this article I want to persuade you that Christians should support such a day, and speak out against violence against gay people, against discrimination, and against rejection. We should instead offer an olive branch of love to these human beings as made in the image of God, and people for whom Jesus died.I was speaking to a friend recently who told me that when he comes out as a … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Four meetings with water

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My son George is a real cute one sometimes. Tonight when I was tucking him into bed he prayed as follows:Thank you Lord that I had four meetings with water today: Shower in the morning, swimming at school, the rain, and shower in the evening. Amen! … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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

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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

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

300 Leaders: Rice Broocks on Evangelism and the Evangelist: Session 1

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My friend Rice Broocks spoke at 300 leaders last year, and I haven't yet shared the sessions here. I encourage you to watch these important talks which address the vital place of evangelism in the modern church, and the missing gift of the Evangelist. Here is the first session: … [Read more...]


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