Posts belonging to Category Christian Life

Twelve Great Reasons for Meeting Together One-to-One

Below is a chapter from my book Making Disciples One To One which is available from the publisher at Disciples are learners. Through the ages disciples of Jesus Christ have learned through the teaching of the church, especially through sermons. And they have learned individually by studying the Bible and the teachings of the church, […]

Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit

“This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: `Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6) NOT BY MIGHT On more than 100 occasions the Old Testament uses the word MIGHT to refer to collective strength, to armies or warriors. In anything God calls us to […]

Why should we love other people?

Another church displayed a simple poster. “You know that bit where it says, ‘Love one another.’ Well, I meant it.” God calls us to love each other in the church and he calls us to love our neighbours as well. But what should motivate us to love, especially when loving others becomes costly or challenging […]

The Helper

When they finally realised that Jesus wasn’t going to be with them any longer, His disciples felt completely lost, abandoned, orphans! So on the night before He died Jesus made some wonderful promises to His disciples – promises which are just as much for us to claim! “I will ask the Father and He will […]

Running the Race

In this month of Olympics I am reminded of my own experiences of athletics, which were not exactly crowned in glory. I was never a sprinter and more of a “middle distance” runner. But every year my school gave a whole day to a cross-country running competition called “The Gatley.” For the first four years […]