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Blog Post Archive

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)

Sanctification

Loved this short video from Matt Chandler on sanctification: Filling Life with Joy in Jesus from Desiring God on Vimeo.

Overloaded fuses of love

This illustration from Martin Lloyd-Jones in his book Joy Unspeakable to describe the difference between common Christian living and what happens when the Holy Spirit "clothes" a person with power blew my mind! "I t is like a child walking along holding his father's hand. Show More Summary

Mission means radical risk

“You know that from day one of my arrival in Asia I was with you totally—laying my life on the line, serving the Master no matter what, putting up with no end of scheming by Jews who wanted to do me in.....there is another urgency before me now. Show More Summary

A Debtor to mercy alone

A debtor to mercy alone,of covenant mercy I sing;Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on,my person and off’ring to bring.The terrors of law and of Godwith me can have nothing to do;My Saviour’s obedience and bloodhide all my transgressions from view. Show More Summary

Entering Area 51

So its my 51st Birthday. So here are 51 words or people that have in some way shaped my life, taken it in a new direction or just brings a smile to my face for no particular reason: Belger (aka Cairnbulg) Cotton (aka Inverallochy) Albert...Show More Summary

What is God's point?

"One of the biggest questions we've ever asked is: What God's point is? I asked myself that as a little boy, still asking it in may ways. Although I think I've come to a conclusion.It is I believe that we are born to be loved. Everyone is trying to love God, they don't know that he loves them. Show More Summary

Different Countries - Partners in the Gospel

Today we welcome Mark & Laura Waltz to MKCC. At Granger Community Church, Mark oversees adult relational connections, including groups, guest services and volunteer strategies. He is going to be training many of our staff and volunteers over the next few day. Show More Summary

Relational Leadership

You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia - Acts 20:18Over the nearly 3 years in Ephesus, Paul had an eventful stay. He struggled against opposition, was imprisoned at least once,...Show More Summary

The Miletus Farewell

Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. - Acts 20:17The group of believers at Ephesus was important to the Apostle Paul. He had at one point on his journeys taken up residence there for 3 years.Relationships had been birthed, nurtured and flourished. Show More Summary

To the rescue

"People think the Bible is a book of heroes, showing you people you should copy. The Bible does have some heroes in it, but…most of the people in the Bible aren’t heroes at all. They make some big mistakes (sometimes on purpose). They get afraid and run away. Show More Summary

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