We are living in very testing times, the world is rapidly changing as our post-Christian society gains traction. Instead of churches separating themselves from changes around us that compromise scripture they are choosing the opposite to be seen as modern and appealing. The stakes are massive here as relationships with God walk a tightrope for both churches and individuals. There is a serious need for each person to look themselves and their personal relationship with God to assess if changes need to be made.
The health of a church is largely down to the leader and the team they have around them. Ultimately, church leaders are called to shepherd the… Continue reading
When asked about the signs of the end-times in the Olivet Discourse, Jesus drew a parallel between the ‘days of Noah’ and the days prior to His return – effectively Jesus was saying that there would be a repeat of the situation that led to the flood:
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the… Continue reading
Recently, Danny was asked to preach at St Andrew’s Baptist Church and he gave a sermon entitled ‘Righteousness, Self-Control and the Judgment to Come’. In Acts 24, Paul provides one of 6 defences of his faith which leads to Governor Felix becoming very intrigued with the gospel – this results in two years of exchanges between the two men about matters of faith. We are given an interesting detail in Acts 24:25 where Paul speaks to Felix about:
- Self Control
- Judgment to Come
If this was the model Paul used when speaking with a Roman leader like Felix, surely it provides a great template for us when witnessing to… Continue reading
It’s been a few weeks since the General Election and this has coincided with a fairly chaotic time in the UK. We are living in times of increased uncertainty with fears on security, safety, Brexit and a government in total disarray – but despite all of this, we remain convinced that God IS in control and is everything ultimately works for His good purposes.
The snap General Election was always a gamble from Teresa May’s perspective, but it backfired massively due to a hopeless campaign with a succession of hapless own-goals. The fact that she still won the election (although through a minority government) is more a testament to the… Continue reading
One of the major theological problems we have at present in western mainstream Christian circles is the inability to reconcile two of the attributes of God – His ‘love’ and ‘wrath’. We often see these as mutually exclusive and conclude that they cannot simultaneously describe the character of God. As a result, churches will speak confidently of God’s love (which it should), but either become shy and awkward about God’s wrath or abandon any discussion of this altogether.
This is not consistent with the teachings of the Bible. God has an array of attributes that describe Him – it is a mistake to elevate any one of these above the… Continue reading
It’s been a while since we made a comment on topical end-time prophetic events – one of the reasons for this is that events are now so fast-moving, it’s almost impossible to keep up!
One area of Bible prophecy that continues to shape up directly in line with many end-time scenarios is the Middle East. Many prophetic passages (such as Ezekiel 38-39, Zechariah 12-14 and Psalm 83) indicate Israel will one day be left abandoned and exposed by the world whilst fiercely hostile surrounding nations will seize the opportunity for an all out frenzied attack with the intention of completely wiping them off the face of the earth. These… Continue reading
We blog on the abortion issue fairly frequently as we believe this is a key barometer of how much society values the life of the weakest individuals and by implication how close a nation is aligned to God’s moral values. In our most recent blog we made the grim prediction that there would be increasing calls to end the lives of infants soon after birth. One of the reasons for this is that we cannot see what basis there is for denying the right of parents to kills their babies just after birth if it’s OK before birth – after all, the status of the baby as a living being… Continue reading