Let's Go – Day Two

I am exhausted after another amazing day! We began with worship led by Gareth LeLong-McKean, where again we really sensed God’s presence with us. Plus teaching from myself and Terry Hotchkiss on how God could use even a single conversation to change someone’s destiny. Stirring stuff.   In the afternoon we litter picked across our estate and picked up around 20 bags of rubbish, while others supported a football tournament for 7-11s.   After a short break we moved on to the evening activity which was a BBQ with our…

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Let's Go North Shrewsbury – Day One

Well we’re up and running! Let’s Go North Shrewsbury began today. We were so encouraged by the turn out with 54 volunteers from 5 churches coming on the first day. In fact we had so many people that we did an expected 2 afternoon’s work in one. We delivered over 5500 Gospel Newspapers (The Son) and the same number of invitations to events taking place over the weekend.  In the morning Bernard Glover (Wildwood Christian Fellowship, Stafford) led us in worship and Nigel Lloyd (Gateway Church, Wrexham) set the scene…

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Absent again

I’ve been getting ready for our church’s biggest ever outreach which starts tomorrow so I’ve been a bit busy and I guess will be a bit busy until next week. I’ll post some stuff if I get the chance about how things go, but we’re looking to raise the profile of the church, proclaim the good news about Jesus, pray for the sick and trust God for salvation and healings. In the meantime I’ve been debating with another pastor about the nature of forgiveness (more on that soon) and the…

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Book Review: Generosity

Generosity: big-heartedness as a way of life by Michael Wakely is a great book (Click on the title to buy it). What is generosity? How do we cultivate it? How do we know when to stop? Generosity should be at the heart of the way a Christian lives, anything else is meagre crumbs from the table living. That and simplicity of course. This reads easily but packs a punch, the stories are relevant, accesible and the example one to follow. There is sufficient Biblical evidence and good use of scripture…

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Watching the body in action

Today was a good day. Our little church is preparing for mission (I know we’re always on a mission but the next few weeks are a little higher profile) and we needed to get a job done – we needed to label 6000 newspapers with our church contact details on them ready for delivery. We provided lunch and our home and 25 people ranging from 2 to 72 provided the drive. It was incredible seeing how much fun it was for everyone as they chatted while they worked and how…

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Who are the baptised?

A new debate has kicked off on both sides of the Atlantic, this time concerning baptism. To follow the links to the various debates head over to Adrian Warnock who as always trackes these things pretty thoroughly. I’ve added a comment or two over there as well. In a nutshell the debate started within Baptist circles about whether to admit into membership those who were baptised as infants. Needless to say it spread pretty quickly to the infant baptism v believer baptism debate in some circles.  In my mind no single…

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