Praying the Bible

Some of the least recognised, but profoundly impactful, especially over time, ministry of some pastors has been the public prayers during worship services. This reflects a heritage of the importance of public prayers in the lives of believers. The book of Psalms is the Bible’s way of modelling the relevance of public prayers to those […]

The church that became an example

It is easy to admire the unity, maturity, and ministry of exemplary churches. What we don’t realise, though, is that exemplary churches are made up of exemplary Christians, and being an exemplary Christian isn’t something that is “probably never going to happen to me”. The visible impact of your church is only going to be […]

Why do you want to be successful?

We all would rather succeed at something than continually fail. We naturally pursue that which improves our lives rather than destroys it. We long for satisfaction, not disappointment. But why? Why do we want to be successful? Many reasons can be given, but let us never neglect the one in Psalm 119:17 Deal bountifully with […]

One spiritual step at a time

“Walk by the Spirit” – that is the command of Galatians 5:16. The result? You and I won’t give in to the many temptations of our flesh. That is the work and reward laid out for us this year. The section of Scripture that begins with “walk by the Spirit” ends in Galatians 5:25-26 with […]

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