When was the last time you heard a pastor tell their testimony?

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This was one  of the questions I asked in my survey about what pastors talk about.  Here are the results. Now it could be that people have heard a pastor’s testimony, maybe not from the pulpit but for whatever reason its not registered. Yet that itself is a sign of salience. It matters that congregations… Continue reading When was the last time you heard a pastor tell their testimony?

I believe in childhood conversion

I saw this tweet the other day from someone saying that they don’t believe in small children around about the age of 5 converting through asking Jesus into their lives. It was an interesting statement for me to read because I still clearly remember that day, it was the 20th April 1980, sat on an… Continue reading I believe in childhood conversion

I could be in Boris Johnson or Keir’s shoes right now – I’m glad I’m not!

It’s 1995 and I’m in a room with half a dozen other people. We all have one thing in common. One day we would like to be Prime Minister and with the arrogance of youth we each believer that we uniquely have the ability to make that dream come true. Move forward to 2021 and… Continue reading I could be in Boris Johnson or Keir’s shoes right now – I’m glad I’m not!

“God has been so good to us”

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We sat by the bed-side and leaned in close to listen. The lady was struggling to speak and it was hard to hear but the words came out oh so clearly “God has been so good to us.”  It was hard to hold back the tears. We were visiting for a membership interview.  The older… Continue reading “God has been so good to us”

My grandad’s testimony – leaving it late

A few days ago, I talked about my grandad in one of our YouTube videos.  As you will have seen from his photograph, granddad was tall and strong (he’s the bloke at the back in the middle). He served in the East Yorkshire Regiment, including tours of India and China. He was a boxing champion… Continue reading My grandad’s testimony – leaving it late

Amazing Grace and the spiritual dimension to depression

One of the helpful things for many of us during lockdown has been hearing different people courageously talk about their experience of depression.  Depression describes an experience that affects how we feel physically (e.g. loss of appetite, feeling tired and restless), emotionally (deep sadness) and relationally (tendency towards isolation).  Here, is Sam Harms who is… Continue reading Amazing Grace and the spiritual dimension to depression

Hardening my heart to my own testimony

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The theme of Hebrews 3 is that Jesus is greater than Moses. The argument building up through Hebrews is that Jesus fulfils and therefore is greater than all of the Old Testament. He is greater than the prophets, greater than angels, greater than Moses and the Law. In Hebrews 3, we see that Jesus is… Continue reading Hardening my heart to my own testimony

Another Birthday

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Here’s my story of how I found faith and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. You’ll find out why Christians sometimes talk about being born again and having “another birthday.” I would love you to find the same peace, joy, security, forgiveness I have. If you want to find out more about Jesus, the historical reliability of… Continue reading Another Birthday

Bullies – a personal story

a bruised reed he will not break,    and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;    he will faithfully bring forth justice (Isaiah 42:3) I arrived at primary school aged 4, one of the youngest and therefore smallest in my class, to add to that I came with ginger hair and asthma, by aged 10 I had… Continue reading Bullies – a personal story