Walk with Jesus closely

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,”   – Colossians‬ ‭2:6‬ ‭ESV‬ It isn’t enough to just receive Christ – true Christians will  walk in Christ.  What does this mean? A disciple of Jesus will stay close to his teaching  A disciple of Jesus will allow that teaching to permeate theirContinue reading “Walk with Jesus closely”

Go in MY strength – not your own strength

Recently I was reading Judges and I came across a few verses that stirred my heart. God addresses Gideon, who in turn addresses God. read on: God said, Go with the strength you have and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you And Gideon replied, My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe ofContinue reading “Go in MY strength – not your own strength”

Somebody is calling you out of the crowd

We all have a favorite band, team, preacher, etc. We tend to follow their progress; listen to their music or teachings. We follow them, perhaps closely, perhaps from a distance. We invest our time, energy, and even our money in following them. Following others is a natural aspect of life. We are all following someoneContinue reading “Somebody is calling you out of the crowd”

Sometimes you just need to get out of your Church for your own good!

There are times in life when struggle seems to be the norm. Jesus himself taught his disciples that in this world you will have hardships. He also talked openly about the difficulties his followers would face. We would hope that during times like these we can retreat into the presence of God, as well as findContinue reading “Sometimes you just need to get out of your Church for your own good!”

012 Coffee Creativity: The Case of the Nude Barista

The sun is shining on Harrogate today and I can hear the morning coffee call. Responding to the call I step into my local independent coffee shop. I’m greeted by the owner and the barista, both of whom are bright and cheery. The welcome is warm and authentic. This place is a little treasure troveContinue reading “012 Coffee Creativity: The Case of the Nude Barista”

THE GOSPEL BRINGS FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS

I find myself in a reflective state of mind tonight as I sit at the laptop in a room filled with comfort. My wife is just over the room watching television and my children are all sleeping peacefully as I write. I am soaking up the freedom that I enjoy through the sacrifices our ancestorsContinue reading “THE GOSPEL BRINGS FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS”

Are you a city on a hill or a spooky castle?: Thoughts on discipleship and leadership

I was listening to the EntreLeader Podcast recently as I drove to work. The presenter described the interviewee as ‘a city on a hill’. I loved that description and was struck by the thought that Christ-centred people are called to be cities on a hill. And then I thought… …AM I A CITY ON A HILL?Continue reading “Are you a city on a hill or a spooky castle?: Thoughts on discipleship and leadership”