I just wanted to pick up on something I’ve seen suggested a few times namely that depression is intrinsically sinful because it involves a lack or loss of trust in the Lord. I’ve seen this suggested in the context of medication -that you should be depending on God to heal you but I’ve also seen… Continue reading Depression, sin and trust issues
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 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’ve previously shared this testimony on YouTube. Here’s an audio version for those who prefer to listen to podcasts whilst walking, running, driving etc.
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!
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”
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
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
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
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