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Blog Post Archive

A Beggars Prayer

Samuel Medley, preacher and hymn writer, of the 1700's penned the following hymn as a description of himself. For me its like looking in a mirror and seeing myself. I am so thankful for the perseverance of God with a sinner like me.A...Show More Summary

Anyway

by Dr. Kent M. Keith People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centred. Love them anyway.If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Show More Summary

A Picture of Humble Leadership

Below is a post by Ron Edmondson on 10 attributes of a humble leader. I am a long way from a number of these attributes but I strive to have the same attitude as Christ Jesus.I also have the honour of working for a leader who I believe the below attributes describe to a T.Dangerous Trust Humility always demands a certain level of trust. Show More Summary

The Chosen Ones

But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. Show More Summary

Just another brick in the wall

Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God. - 1 Peter 2:5 (message)Before we meet Christ we are focused on building a life. Show More Summary

Remember....who taught you the Word of God

As part of Discovery Kids Live, where the the children's ministry of MKCC was showcased in all our services, my wife Nicola brought a great word.Based on Hebrews 13:7Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.Check it out here She even quoted me... Show More Summary

The art or leadership: Who is it about?

Below is a copy of a great post from Dave Kraft on his view on two types of leaders. (Note: Dave Kraft is at MKCC hosting the seminar: Mistakes Leaders Make in November. Check it out)Unfortunately I have met many of group one in "church"...Show More Summary

Satisfied with a Taste?

You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God. - 1 Peter 2:2-3 (Message)The dictionary defines taste as:the sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance.No nothing can compare with the taste of God in our lives. Show More Summary

The Essence of Discovery Kids

This past Sunday at MKCC we had Discovery Kids Live. The leaders, volunteers & children of our church showcased the great work of Discovery Kids in all our services. Here is a short video that was used to intro the services. I think it sums up very well what Discovery Kids is all about:

Defective Leaders

Reflections on Mark Driscoll and the Church from Desiring God on Vimeo.John Piper hits it out of the park with a truly Jesus view on the problems faced when Christian's and christian leaders fail. In this video he is answering a specific...Show More Summary

7 years later

So there I am minding my own business at my in laws Golden Anniversary party and this lady comes up to speak to who I've never seen before. A slight challenge for an introvert like me:)This was further heightened when she said let me tell you about our interaction 7 years ago.She said, "7 years ago I was struggling spiritually. Show More Summary

Golden Anniversary

This weekend is the 50th Anniversary of Nicola's mum and dad. So all the extended family are heading down from Mansfield to be joined by all the local friends for a shindig.I've known them since I arrived in Milton Keynes in September 1984 and became part of the family in September 1988 on marrying their oldest daughter, Nicola. Show More Summary

What Mark Driscoll has learned, and I could too

Much has been written about Pastor Mark Driscoll, some good some bad. People have taken positions most against and some for. Whatever the stance this interview with Pastor Brian Houston has lots to teach us all as leaders. At the core Mark has his own simple story of salvation. Show More Summary

Faith & Suffering

Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory. Show More Summary

Hame

The place I got to call home for the first 19 years of my life and will be forever hame in my heart.

Obedience

God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours! - 1 Peter 1:2 (Message)For so long I lived like my continued...Show More Summary

Have you heard the one about?

An introduction video for our new teaching series starting next Sunday at MKCC - Have you heard the one about?

We are the under rowers

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford THE UNDERROWER Ancient triremes had three banks of oarsmen to provide the necessary propulsion. The lowest tier was called “the under-rowers”. They could but rowed their rhythmic strokes at the drum-beat of the director above. Show More Summary

Happy Families

Check out our new teaching series at MKCC - Happy Families.

Faithfulness

Watch my latest message at MKCC - More Than Words - Faithfulness

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