The hope that makes even death into a gain (Philippians 1:21)

  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. - Philippians 1:21 READ more on this verse at Bible Gateway.Paul's words here are some of the most challenging in the Bible. But they also offer an incredibly comforting perspective. The old puritans used to encourage us to think often of the day of our death. I don't know about you, but the thought of death still makes me uncomfortable. It's not something I look forward to. It's not something anyone enjoys the process of.The … [Read more...]

The God who never quits: Philippians 1:6

Was reading Philippians 1:6 this morning, and was very encouraged. "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."READ more on this verse at Bible Gateway.  On this second day of they year, perhaps you've already failed to keep your New Years resolutions! But God never fails to keep his. And he has resolved to work in and for is! We are unreliable. He is reliable.We falter and fall all the time. We stumble ou … [Read more...]

Tope Koleoso interviewed on BBC Radio 5 by Dotun Adebayo

Last night as our Jubilee Crossover Service came to an end, Dotun Adebayo interviewed my pastor, Tope Koleoso, for BBC national radio. It makes for quite an informative and amusing little clip, I'm sure you will enjoy it. … [Read more...]

Praise, Pray, and Party into the New Year from London

You can join us in person at Lee Valley Athletics stadium from 10pm UK time (5pm ET).  Or, you can watch live right here!  We will be celebrating the change of the year together as one family, giving thanks to God for 2015, and looking forward to 2016! … [Read more...]

Top 100 Most Read Posts by Adrian Warnock in 2015

In my last post I shared some of the highlights of 2015. Today, as is my tradition I want to share with you the posts that have been most read here on my blog over the past twelve months. As is typically the case, this is a mixture of old and new, with some posts from back in 2003 still making it into this list!The power of a blog lies not just in its most recent posts, but in the collection of articles from the past: in this case over twelve years now.  This selection below is really just a … [Read more...]

The year my commute almost killed my blog. Review of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, it is my tradition to review the year that was. I have reviewed my blog previously, looking at posts from 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.   Each time I do so, I find that it is helpful for me to reflect on what I have written, and behind that what God has done each year.2015 was a year that I had been slightly concerned about for many years. It was the year that my eldest, Tamasin, would take her A Levels, my next, Henry, h … [Read more...]

The Boy Who is Lord: A Christmas Spoken Word

Proud to know my friend Nizam. Been beautiful to watch him grow in the Lord for a few years now. This year, he shared this Spoken Word at our Christmas Carol service.  You will be blessed by this telling of the timeless story, and listen up and you will hear a shout out for my book about Easter, Raised With Christ!  If you are looking for a last minute Christmas present, that could do it, or even my other book, Hope Reborn!Happy Christmas to you all! May you have a blessed time off with fam … [Read more...]

Paris Terror attack: We are at war. But not against Islam

We wake up this morning to news of great tragedy in Paris. Before we went to bed, we knew there had been attacks. Today we learn that over 120 are dead. More than 200 have been wounded, at least 80 of them seriously. There were eight attackers. Bullets were sprayed. We are told at least seven attackers blew themselves up with suicide vests.This, not on the streets of a Middle East hotspot of terror, but of a capital city of a major Western power.When I woke there had been no official … [Read more...]

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...]

Sex, Violence, War, Betrayal, Blood and Guts. The Bible as it really is.

Comics are not just for kids. They are collectors items that adults treasure into their old age. In this visually focussed world, they provide a new way to get people reading again. If you have seen Bible picture books before, the planned Bible Comic is nothing like them.All too often we sanitize the Bible, and airbrush out the bits that modern culture doesn't like. But the real bible is full of violence, sex, betrayal, blood and guts. Just the sort of thing the average older teen and … [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...]

Leaders: remember the reason for your leadership 

There are two verses in 2 Samuel 5 which together make a very important point for every leader. Whether your leadership is at work, in the church, or at home, you do well to take notice of these verses. The first answers an important question: "how did David become a great King?" The answer is simple: because God was with him. It is God who raises up leaders. It is God who determines our positions. And it is God who grants success. This is a vital antidote to pride. "And David became greater … [Read more...]


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