As I was reading my Bible this morning, I read the words spoken by Jesus to His disciples in John chapter 16, verse 11: “God has already judged the ruler of this world”. I realised with greater clarity than I’ve had before, that in populating the world, our Lord created a democracy. He created a... Continue Reading →
There is a temptation to believe that God only turns up at big Christian festivals, or in buzzing charismatic churches. We really should have learned by now, that He turns up wherever He is invited – from damp prison cells to dusty pews, and from crowded shopping malls to isolated mountain tops. Yesterday we played... Continue Reading →
He had given me the very desire of my heart. And in doing so, he gave me my life’s work. So what has given me this heart for running a gospel choir and getting people to sing? I’ll tell you. I come from one of those hatchings, matchings and dispatchings families. You know the kind? It’s... Continue Reading →
Kevin and I spend a lot of time visiting churches to sing and play our music. We rarely get to visit the big thriving churches you hear about. . The churches that God has sent us out to speak to, are the ones that probably don’t feel they can afford for musicians to travel and spend time with them. they’re tired, often dispirited, and wondering where their congregations have gone. They sometimes have no incumbent minister, because they can't afford it; so someone coming in to do three songs and three stories in the sermon slot, or to sing after the service is over, can provide welcome refreshment and encouragement.
Why can some of us hear God speaking to us, while for some of us there is nothing but silence? Why do some of us find worship exciting and joyful, while for others it's just part of the routine that we have to get through on a Sunday morning? And, actually, why do so many... Continue Reading →
Without God’s grace we age like failing white goods, purposeless and ’in the way’ until we get dumped on the tip. But with God’s grace we become warriors, on the front line - where all the action is. (the thoughts behind our song 'Closer to You') OK. I give in, I admit it. I probably... Continue Reading →
Gentle Reminders The more we pray, the closer we get to God. Christians, just like people of many faiths, are taught that if we want to enjoy a close relationship with God, then we need to spend time in his presence and this is something that can take more discipline than we perhaps have. I... Continue Reading →
Where is God when I pray? One of the biggest points of struggle in my relationship with God has been answer to prayer, and in this, I know I'm not alone. At New Wine this year, we saw some amazing healings, we saw several people walk freely again where before they had needed a stick... Continue Reading →