Blog Profile / What Is So Amazing About Grace?


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I am His and he is mine

Beloved with everlasting love,Led by grace that love to know;Spirit, breathing from above,Thou hast taught me it is so.Oh, this full and perfect peace!Oh, this transport all divine!In a love which cannot cease,I am His, and He is mine Heaven...Show More Summary

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

This song and video about sums today up. From NCC Worship.

Calvary's Anthem

"The day that he crucified our death and overcame""The day he brought us back to the father as sons and daughters"Click here if you can't see the video.

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

VERSE 1Come behold the wondrous mysteryIn the dawning of the KingHe the theme of heaven’s praisesRobed in frail humanityIn our longing, in our darknessNow the light of life has comeLook to Christ, who condescendedTook on flesh to ransom...Show More Summary

Supreme over the Church

Below you can watch a great message from Pastor Mark Sherratt at Milton Keynes Christian Centre from last Sunday.We are in a series looking at the supremacy of Christ, working through much of Colossians 1. This message was Supreme over the Church.It's not your church, it's not my, it's Jesus Church - Mark Sherratt

SimpleDISCovery - is this really me?

So I decided to take another one of those personality and spiritual gift profile tests. Answering 92 simple questions as honestly as I could came up with this. I think it's pretty accurate but if you know me what do you think?My SimpleDISCovery...Show More Summary

A few reasons why churches STOP growing

Agreed with many of these suggestions from Ron Edmondson on why churches stop growing: You get comfortable It’s okay to be comfortable, but when you hang out there too long, it can be dangerous, because you stop trying new things to spur growth and excitement. Show More Summary

Table Tennis & Discipleship

Anyone can become an expert in table tennis in one year.That's what Sam Larcombe, a ranked table tennis player and coach, believed. He took novice table tennis player, Sam Priestley, and challenged him to get ranked in England's top 250 best players by the end of 2014.Starting on Jan. Show More Summary

7 Traits of Servant Leadership

Shout out to Dan Rockwell for this list: Judge people by their strengths, not yours. Understand that success depends on understanding, releasing, focusing and developing talent in others. Know yourself through habitual self-reflection. Show More Summary

Who runs the church?

Who runs the church? ”I”, said the Pastor, “I am the master. l run the church”.Who runs the Church? “I”, said the deacon, “Don’t think I’ll weaken. I run the church”.Who runs the church? Said the man in the pew, “Let me tell you, I run...Show More Summary

When the crap hits the fan?

A few thoughts from Pastor Mark's message at MKCC on Sunday. Image Bearers - Fruitful. Even when you or anyone else didn't see anything in you God intentionally chose you. Often we feel like we are striving not thriving - but God is at work in both these extremes to transform us. Show More Summary

The Simple Invite

Today sees the consecration of the first female Bishop in the Church of England. As discussion rages on the rights and wrongs of this development, an article in the Telegraph about Libby Holden simple journey of faith gripped me much more:It was as an 11-year-old girl that Libby Holden, as she then was, first found her way into the church. Show More Summary

Ye mind me o' departed joys, Departed never to return

Ye banks and braes o' bonnie DoonHow ye can bloom so fresh and fairHow can ye chant ye little birds And I sae weary fu' o' careYe'll break my heart ye warbling birdsThat wantons thro' the flowering thornYe mind me o' departed joysDeparted...Show More Summary

The confusion of Gifting and Growth

The true index of Christian maturity is not the possession of gifts of the Spirit, but the production of the fruit of the Spirit - LutherHow do we recognise a maturing and growing Christian, someone who is becoming as the name suggests - Christ-like.Often we equate gifting with growth and maturity. Show More Summary

Misunderstood

One of the burdens of leadership...."The fact is few people will understand why you do what you do. But that's why you're the leader and they're not. If everyone understood and agreed with everything their leaders did, there would be no need for leaders." - Larry OsborneAlthough that's no excuse to stop explaining!Quote via Dave Kraft

Where is the place of worship

So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory. - King David Ps 63:2What image is conjured up in our minds when we think of a place of worship:An auditorium or stadium filled with 100's or 1000's...Show More Summary

Creating the possibliity

‘For here’s what I’m going to do:..... I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. Show More Summary

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