Mary’s song of praise – the Magnificat. If we were good Anglicans we would say those words together every week as part of our worship. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Saviour Jesus Christ, Mary’s song of praise helps us to understand…

16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. The IVP Bible Background Commentary on the…

10 ways I can share my faith this Christmas Christmas is almost here again!!Cards, Presents, Decorations, Parties, even Carol Singing. And so many people missing the point completely! They’ve thrown out the baby!! So this year let’s make a real effort to reclaim Christmas for…

One of my favourite jokes of all time comes Disney’s Musical, “The Lion King.” It stars Simba the young lion born to be the Lion King and his friends Pumba the Warthog and Timon the Meercat. One day Simba was unhappy and grouchy and depressed.…

The informal title I have given to this series of sermons on Isaiah would be The Gospel in the Old Testament. Because the Prophecies of Isaiah are so significant in foretelling the coming of God’s Messiah and the Salvation he will bring. We haven’t begun…

In recent years the misleading idea has become popular that everybody will be saved. That is a false hope. Not only are there so many specific passages of the Bible which teach that some will be saved but others will be lost. There is also…

God likes mountains! In the NIV the Bible mentions mountains 308 times and hills 237 times and that doesn’t include specific mountains such as 22 mentions of Mount Zion or 21 of Mount Sinai. God likes mountains. We really miss out in Essex because we…

Making Disciples One-to-One “Spiritual friendships” “Soul friends” “Prayer buddies” “Spiritual direction” “Spiritual formation” “Mentoring” Most Christians would agree that meeting One-to-One for prayer and encouragement is a great idea. But very few actually do it. Here are practical resources to help believers at every stage…