Friday, February 24, 2017

The Waiting Room

Waiting can often be a frustrating and even scary place to be. But through the life of Abraham we discover that whilst waiting for the promise of God he got to know intimately the God of the promise.

Here is my recent preach at MKCC

Monday, February 20, 2017

The solid logic of heaven

He spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all; how shall he not with him freely give us all things? - Romans 8:32 
How is it imaginable that God should withhold, after this, spirituals or temporals, from his people? How shall he not call them effectually, justify them freely, sanctify them thoroughly, and glorify them eternally? How shall he not clothe them, feed them, protect and deliver them? Surely if he would not spare this own Son one stroke, one tear, one groan, one sigh, one circumstance of misery, it can never be imagined that ever he should, after this, deny or withhold from his people, for whose sakes all this was suffered, any mercies, any comforts, any privilege, spiritual or temporal, which is good for them.

John Flavel (The works of John Flavel - Banner of Truth)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Unhitched


We kicked off a brand new series at MKCC this past Sunday, The N Commandments. Jesus told his followers NOT to do certain things which on the face of it for us seem almost impossible:

  • Don't fear
  • Don't worry
  • Don't Sin
  • Don't Doubt
  • Don't Judge
I had the opportunity to launch the series and lay a foundation of how this may even be possible. Our obsession in the church for our list of rules is never going to help us but a loving & treasuring Jesus above everything else may well open the door.
Watch the rest of the message here:

N Commandments - Unhitched from MKCCpreaching on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

God says Come & See


In his book written in 1883 titled Holiness, J C Ryle, marvels in amazement at the promises of God contained in His Word.
God is continually holding out inducements to man to listen to Him, obey Him & serve Him… He has shown his perfect knowledge of human nature, by spreading over the Book a perfect wealth of promises, suitable to every kind of experience and every condition in life…. Their name is legion. The subject is almost inexhaustible. There is hardly a step in a man’s life, from childhood to old age, hardly any position a man can be placed, for which the Bible has not held out encouragement to everyone who desires to do right in the sight of God. There are “shalls” and “wills” in God’s treasury for every condition. About God’s infinite mercy and compassion, - about His readiness to receive all who repent and believe, - about His willingness to forgive, pardon and absolve the chief of sinners, - about the encouragements to pray, and hear the gospel, and draw near to the throne of grace, - about strength for duty, comfort in trouble, guidance in perplexity, help in sickness, consolation in death, support under bereavement, happiness beyond the grave, reward in glory, - about all these things there is an abundant supply of promises in the Word. No one can form an idea of its abundance unless he carefully searches the scriptures, keeping the subject steadily in view. If any one doubts it, I can only say, “Come and see.”

My passion for you and me is that we will discover first hand the great promises God has in the treasury of His Word just for you. Pastor John Piper said in his book Future Grace:
Raking is easy, but all you get is leaves; digging is hard, but you might find diamonds.
Plan to dig into God’s Word this next year. Prepare today and start tomorrow!

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Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.  – 2 Timothy 2:15