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…

What was it really like to be a Christian in the first half of the first century AD? We read how the apostles preached the gospel and people were being saved all over the place and it can seem so thrilling and exciting but very…

The Lord is my Light Psalm 27 Of David. GOD’S LOVE AND PROTECTION 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance…

In recent years the church has been rediscovering a neglected truth. God loves everybody. God welcomes everybody. Not just Christians or even religious people. Jesus went out of his way to welcome people with problems. Tax collectors like Matthew and Zacchaeus. Unsavoury characters like the…

Out of all the churches we read about in the New Testament, which would you say had the greatest impact on the growth of the Early Church? Would you think of the church in Jerusalem, the birthplace of the church, the home of the apostles?…

descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob from slavery in Egypt. Throughout the Old Testament that wonderful liberation was the dominant picture of salvation for the Israelites. And time and again God promises freedom for the captives when His Messiah would come. Isaiah 42: 6 “I,…

You won’t be surprised to hear that the word “praise” appears more than 210 times in the Book of Psalms. Sometimes it is praising God for who He is and sometimes it is praising God for his mighty acts of Creation. But very often it…

What is mankind? In the cosmic scheme of things, just where do human beings fit in? Astronomers estimate that there are between 100 billion and 200 billion galaxies in the universe. They estimate there may be as many as one million million million million stars…