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Never alone

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” – James 4:8The great aim of this writer is that we get near God, that we have fellowship with him, that we not settle for a Christian life at a distance from God, that God not be a distant thought, but a near and present reality, that we experience what the old Puritans called communion with God. Show More Summary

Joy in the Gospel

15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defence of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. Show More Summary

Surprised by Joy

Honoured to have another opportunity to share God's Word with the great people of Milton Keynes Christian Centre. Continuing our series - Draw Near.My subject this week: Surprised by God. Click here if you can't see the video. Surprised by joy from MKCCpreaching on Vimeo.

Surprised by Joy in Fellowship

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. – Phil 1:3-5 Paul is writing to a church he planted. Show More Summary

Judgement

Recently a Christian who had gained some profile because he was a member of UKIP, became front page news when he made a statement about God Judging Britain.This judgement took the form of floods around the country because our parliament had passed a law about same sex marriage. Show More Summary

Worthy to Suffer

Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour for the name (of Jesus). - Acts 5:41 A couple of days ago I wrote a post suggesting in the early church the Success & Sacrifice were...Show More Summary

10 pieces of advice for the 19 year old me

This photo captures a pivotal moment in my life. It was the day when I left home in September 1982. The day I went off to Mattersey Hall Bible College.Waived off by my Pastor Roger Blackmore and friends James Scott and Jacqueline Edwards,...Show More Summary

Success and Sacrifice

3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand. - Acts 4:3-4Honestly I likeShow More Summary

Speak o Lord

A song written specifically for Pastors:And this line messes up my world!Test our thoughts and our attitudesIn the radiance of Your purity. Speak, O Lord, as we come to YouTo receive the food of Your Holy Word.Take Your truth, plantShow More Summary

22 signs you are a son of a trawler man

A few signs that you were brought up in a 1970's Scottish fishing village and your dad was a trawler man. You know when the back o Sunday is. You thought all dads had a nap on Sunday afternoon when you went to Sunday school. If you ever went on a fishing trip you were renamed - Jonah. Show More Summary

Pour

Today, even amongst Christians, there can be found much of that spirit that wants to give as little as possible to the Lord, and yet to get as much as possible from Him. The prevailing thought today is of being used, as though that were the one thing that mattered. Show More Summary

Joining the crazy gang

We read of at least two groups of people who followed Jesus: The Disciples: 19 And he said to them,(Andrew & Peter) “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. - Matthew 4:19...Show More Summary

Unexpected Road Blocks

Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build 5 and bribed counsellors against them to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia. Show More Summary

Sweeter than honey

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul;the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;the fear of...Show More Summary

Blotted Out

Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be BLOTTED OUT, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord - Acts 3:19-20Blotted out =ObliteratedDestroyedErasedWiped outAnnialatedCanceledEradicatedExpungedExterminatedWe have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. Show More Summary

Finding a fathers joy

But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy - Ezra 3:12MaybeShow More Summary

Where are you?

But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” - Gen 3:9Adam went into hiding from God because he was afraid. Hiding is something we have become very good at. It is often our first reaction.We hide when hurtWe hide...Show More Summary

Trust in his timing

Kicked off the our new teaching series - Draw Near at MKCC on Sunday - Trust in his timing. Click here if you cant see the video. Draw Near - Trust in His Timing from MKCCpreaching on Vimeo. None of us know what the future holds but we know that our God holds the future in his hands. Show More Summary

42,360

Starting with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah, the Holy Spirit takes time to list, in Ezra 2, every clan or tribe that became the pioneers of a reborn nation.Not only family names but the number in each family in total 42,360. Show More Summary

Birth

I have started a new reading plan on YouVersion today - For the Love of God. It will take me on a journey through the book whose words have been gifted to us by God himself. It continues to shape and transform my life, often on my part...Show More Summary

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