Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Elements Children's Ministry Conference

At Milton Keynes Christian Centre we are so looking forward to hosting around 300 people who are involved in Children's Ministry. On Saturday 11th June we are hosting Elements Children's Ministry Conference.

Early Bird Tickets are still available till the 24th May here.

Here is a message from our keynote speaker Cherie Duffey, Director of KidSpring at NewSpring Church, SC.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bigger than we think

This quote from J C Ryle reminded me that the church of Jesus Christ is so much more diverse and larger than my puny mind can comprehend!

"Here is a golden rule indeed, and one that human nature sorely needs, and has too often forgotten. Men of all branches of Christ's Church are apt to think that no good can be done in the world, unless it is done by their own party and denomination. They are so narrow minded, that they cannot conceive the possibility of working on any other pattern but that wi h they follow. They make an idol of their own peculiar ecclesiastical machinery, and can see no merit in any other."

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

7 months of silence

This morning on my walk I listened to my friend Roger Blackmore preach a message called Jesus does all things well. The phrase comes from Mark 7:37

“And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

One observation Roger made really stood out to me. Earlier in the chapter we read of Jesus delivering a young girl of a demon. Then it says he traveled through some places and healed a deaf man. The way it flows in Marks gospel it sounds like he performed a miracle, walked down the road and performed a miracle. Life with Jesus was just one spiritual high followed by another.

Roger made the point that the journey described in v 31 could have taken up to 7 months on foot. Seven months between one spiritual high and another. But in that time Jesus was with his chosen companions preparing them for the mission.

Seven months of silence does not mean God is not working.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Every line your story, Jesus

Write me with your glory, 
Jesus Every line your story, Jesus 
Author of my faith

These are the lines from a new song soon to be released on a new album from NewSpring Church, SC. (Watch the full song here)

I left home at the age of 19 starry eyed dreaming of doing great things for the glory of the author of my faith and saviour Jesus. The story to be written was to be glorious.

Now 33 years later I look back and the story certainly has been glorious but not in the way I thought it would be.

It is glorious not because of what I have achieved for God but what he has achieved in me.

It is glorious not because of my greatness but because of His supremacy.

It is glorious not because of my choices but his kindness in protecting me from my own foolishness.

It is glorious not because of my faithfulness but because of His unfailing love.

It is glorious not because of my good deeds but because of His grace.

I am written with Glory because its not my story that is being written, it the story of a faithful, merciful, gracious, supreme saviour, Jesus.

And for the story yet to be written, be it short or long in this life, my prayer is that it be your story that is written Jesus. And that I will embrace your story for my life whatever twist and turn that may take because your story always ends in Glory.