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Archived Since:August 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Encounters with Jesus

This past Sunday Discovery Kids took over all our services at Milton Keynes Christian Centre. It was great to get just a small glimpse of what the amazing people, who invest into the children's lives, do each week.Here is the message that Nicola, our Children's Pastor, and more importantly my wonderful wife shared with the church. Show More Summary

"Greater than" Leadership

Being given the honour of leading in God's Kingdom is any guise is a great responsibility. It means that God has entrusted you with the welfare of his children. When caring for the children of a great God it requires truly great leadership.So our leadership must have the characteristics of the greatest leader - Jesus. Show More Summary

Delight in the riches

I read this today by Seth Godin, as he talked about the the historic decision of the Swedish government over 200 years ago, to ensure all their citizens were literate. "Teach someone to read and you guarantee that they will be able to learn forever. Show More Summary

I am the one who.....

Being a follower of Jesus is not for the faint hearted it is a call to be a radical one.... who loves God with all his heart and soul and mind and strength (Matthew 22:37) who loves Jesus more than mother or father or son or daughter...Show More Summary

Health Check

Towards the end of last year MKCC sent me of a health check up. Probably because I have reached that age when everything starts to fall apart. Thankfully, apart from my ever decreasing ability to read a book because my arms are not quite...Show More Summary

Revival vs Routine

The word "revival" probably means many different things to many different people. Even in church world it is viewed in different ways. For me, growing up in church, revival was the panacea of evangelism. Hundreds if not thousands of people were suddenly convicted of their sin and started to knock on the church doors begging to be let in. Show More Summary

Dependant

Almighty God, as nothing is better for us or more necessary for our chief happiness than to depend on thy Word, for that is a sure pledge of thy good will towards us, grant that, as thou hast favoured us with so singular a benefit, we may be attentive to hear thee and submit ourselves to thee in true fear, meekness, and humility. Show More Summary

Psalms - a real life story

In the psalms I find myself at my worst and my best. Here I can acclaim God with warmth and confidence and hope, but here I can also give vent to those black thoughts that might otherwise lie hidden in the dark and angry corners of my...Show More Summary

My Food

This week at HTB Leadership Conference I heard Bobbie Cheema, Senior Treasury Counsel, talk about her faith with Nicky Gumbel.Bobbie was introduced to the Gospel when she visited a tent mission which was being held in a park in Leeds...Show More Summary

Overture

"Faith is to see everything against an infinite horizon...when we have the eyes of faith we see a certain divine glow shimmering within the ordinary." - All Sons & Daughters"A blessing is the visible, perceptible, effective, proximity of God." - BonhoefferCheck out the latest video from All Sons and Daughters - Overture

Live for the line not the dot

Part of our teaching series at MKCC - RICH. God wants us to be Rich but maybe not in the way we would initially want or think.The line of eternity dwarfs our lives to the extent that it seems like a dot in comparison. God wants us not to live for the dot of this life but the never ending line of eternity with Him.Check out the video. Show More Summary

Worth it All

I heard and tried to sing this song by Ben Cantelon at the HTB Leadership Conference yesterday. I say, try, as the words are hugely challenging to me. Worth it All - Listen to it in the video below. All I am, Lord, here before YouReaching...Show More Summary

Our Great God - Newspring Worship

Just loving the new song "Our Great God" from the new Newspring Worship album - Salvation Rise. Thanks to Lee and the rest of the Newspring team for giving us such great songs to exalt "Our Great God"! It releases 27th April - Do yourself a favour and preorder on iTunes for £7.99. Show More Summary

Resurrection Sunday Recap

He is Risen, He is risen indeed Sonia likes to wear slippers on stage during the service run through. lol It blows my mind as I drive into the church car park at 8 am and see the place brimming with so many volunteers at work. In a sick way having problems with traffic and car parking at church is a good thing. Show More Summary

Reconciliation - How God brings us home to Him

Had the awesome opportunity to share from God's Word at the Milton Keynes Christian Centre Good Friday service. We were continuing our series God is the Gospel. Here is a video of the message.For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. Show More Summary

A different kind of Atheism

The Roman Emperors referred to the Christians in the early church as "atheists". The didn't believe in the Roman God's. The Emperor Julian (AD 332-363) was frustrated that more and more people were being drawn to this new religion. Not...Show More Summary

Hope has a name....JESUS

If there are words for Him then I don't have them. You see, my brain has not yet reached the point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God, and my lungs have not yet developed the abilityShow More Summary

In it for the LONG haul?

"The essential thing “in heaven and earth” is that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living" – Friedrich Nietzsche“There...Show More Summary

12 ways a leader can kill his church

This post is a little bit a reaction. In no way do I think I have it all together and know that I have much to learn and these are purely my personal thoughts. I read an article today titled "Church Members, Here Are 10 Ways to KILL Your Church". Show More Summary

Seeing only Jesus

Dwelling in a secret placeOvershadowed by His graceLooking up into his face.Seeing only Jesus.Dwelling there, how truly blest!Leaving all, how sweet to restHead upon my Saviour’s breastSeeing only Jesus.Resting there, no more to roam,Drawing near to heaven and home.Waiting there until he comes.Seeing only Jesus.- Grace Clement(via Colin Hurt)

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