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The Idolatry of Mnistry

If we only rejoice in God because of what He is doing through us and not because of what He has already done for us, we cherish our ministry more than Him. If our awe for what He is doing through us surpasses our awe for what He has done for us, we have made ministry our god. - Eric Geiger

A walk is really good for you

If you've been unfortunate enough to get my status updates via social media for the last 10 months you will have noticed that my health has been a concern. There are still some strange sensations going on in this ageing body but in other ways so much has improved. A year ago I went to the NFL at wembley. Show More Summary

A rant to my fellow church leaders about children's ministry

I find myself having very similar conversations with church leaders here in the uk over and over again and their reluctance on some of these issues confuses me. One such conversation is around providing a dedicated children's churchShow More Summary

The Heart of Worship

On my walk today I was brought to tears by the following part of a message by John Piper - The Heart of Worship. It was given in 2009 at The Worship God Conference. The New Testament is stunningly silent about forms of worship. The Old Testament is not stunningly silent. Show More Summary

Reckless Ones - Love your enemies

This past Sunday I had the honour of continuing our teaching series at MKCC - Reckless Ones.We looked at Matthew 5:You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies,...Show More Summary

Trusting enough to love a enemy?

"When Jesus calls a man to love those who do not love him, He is not calling for heroes who, by sheer will to self surrender, act for the good of others. He is calling for insecure and self indulgent children to trust their father and...Show More Summary

The steadfast love of God

You know that, in a wheel there is one portion that never turns round, that stands steadfast; and that is the axle. So in God's Providence, there is an axle which never moves. Christian, here is a sweet thought for thee! Thy state is ever changing; sometimes thou art exalted, and sometimes depressed; yet there is an unmoving point in thy state. Show More Summary

Reckless Ones - Above All Else

This past Sunday I had the honour of launching our new teaching series at MKCC - Reckless Ones. In the early history of the church a group of Christians gained the nickname, "Parabalani" the reckless ones.At a time plagues were wiping out whole communities at the first sign of an infection in a town the rulers, priests and medical people would leave. Show More Summary

Longing for the perfection of transformation

"Christians today will understand that biblically authentic Christianity is never merely a matter of rules and regulations, of public liturgy and private morality. Biblical Christianity results in transformed men and women - men and women who, because of the power of the Spirit of God, enjoy regenerated natures. Show More Summary

An all knowing God

Had the great privilege to share a message at MKCC this past Sunday in our series Awesome God. My subject an all knowing God. You can watch it in the video below.

Christ Alone

We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ. We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else. If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is "of Him". Show More Summary

Christ all in all

"The religion taught in the New Testament, is Christianity in the most emphatic and peculiar sence of the term, "Christ is all in all". It is his religion. It is all by Him; it is all about Him; he is its author, he is its substance; he is the sum of this system, the soul of this body. Show More Summary

Elements Children's Ministry Conference

At Milton Keynes Christian Centre we are so looking forward to hosting around 300 people who are involved in Children's Ministry. On Saturday 11th June we are hosting Elements Children's Ministry Conference.Early Bird Tickets are still available till the 24th May here.Here is a message from our keynote speaker Cherie Duffey, Director of KidSpring at NewSpring Church, SC.

Bigger than we think

This quote from J C Ryle reminded me that the church of Jesus Christ is so much more diverse and larger than my puny mind can comprehend! "Here is a golden rule indeed, and one that human nature sorely needs, and has too often forgotten. Show More Summary

7 months of silence

This morning on my walk I listened to my friend Roger Blackmore preach a message called Jesus does all things well. The phrase comes from Mark 7:37 “And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” One observation Roger made really stood out to me. Show More Summary

Every line your story, Jesus

Write me with your glory, Jesus Every line your story, Jesus Author of my faithThese are the lines from a new song soon to be released on a new album from NewSpring Church, SC. (Watch the full song here)I left home at the age of 19 starry eyed dreaming of doing great things for the glory of the author of my faith and saviour Jesus. Show More Summary

Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

This past weekend we hosted Author and Leadership coach, Dave Kraft at Milton Keynes Christian Centre. During his ministry Dave has served on staff and volunteered in leadership in all sorts of churches, both large and small.A few years ago he wrote a short book called Mistakes Leaders Make. Show More Summary

The motivation for giving?

It was great to have Andrew Shearman with us at MKCC. He has been a great friend and influence to our church and leadership over many many years. He continues to lead G42 Leadership Academy in Spain inspiring many young people into the great mission of Jesus. Show More Summary

Taste driven effort

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that...Show More Summary

The essential church clothing

A few years ago I was asked to perform a wedding at church. The prospective bride having seen me week after week in church in jeans and a hoodie asked her dad in a slightly concerned manner if I would officiate the wedding in my usual attire.But I was not always that casual. Show More Summary

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