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The Kind of Church I want to go to

Lord, can I go to this church please….. I want to be part of a Church that embraces both Spirit & Word, contemporary excellence AND powerful outpourings of God’s Spirit: … where there is an ebb and flow of the Spirit/Word dynamics. One week you might think you’re in a Joel Osteen meeting, the next…
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2011-12-31 0

Why Cranky Christians Criticise Christian Celebrities – PLEASE STOP!

One of our Prime Ministers, in recent years, proclaimed that Britain is a Christian country, and that the Anglican church should spearhead a revival of Christian morality. The statements were brave and almost unprecedented from a PM in living memory. While many Christians were celebrating his bravery, some immediately engaged in friendly fire, picking holes…
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2011-12-17 0

Sunday, Grumpy Sunday

I realise this may be an utter surprise to those who don’t lead churches… but us pastors can have bad, bad days. Often, Sundays! Now, lots of things make me grumpy. I know it shouldn’t be so, but sometimes Sunday isn’t so much holy for me, as grumpy. Here are the top ten things that…
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2011-11-18 0

#5 What’s Happening?!

The power of God continues to sweep through lives in our little services in a quite remarkable way. It is also encouraging to hear of moves of God in churches across the region: Ministers unable to preach the glory of God is so strong. Healing breaking out without human effort! Something is happening right across…
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2011-11-10 0

#4 What’s Happening?

I must tell you a little about one miracle that has taken place in the last couple of weeks. A dear member of our church fell almost 7 years ago and has been in agony since, after breaking her coccyx. After six years of only finding herself pain free when in bed, and with much…
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2011-10-27 0

#3 What’s Happening?!

The three ways God seems to be moving still, almost four weeks into this, is in presence, healing and salvation. The presence (at times I would say glory) of God, has been so impactful, bringing such a sense of the fear of the Lord. Backsliders are getting right with God, people in church are changing their…
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2011-10-10 0

#2 What’s Happening?!

Well, the sense of God’s presence and glory continue to rumble through our church! This is now the second week so I thought I’d go through some of what’s happened in the last 7 days. Firstly, the remarkable move of healings has continued. Last Thursday one of our congregation, who I have never known walk…
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2011-09-29 0

#1 What’s Happening?!

I think I need to write down what’s been happening recently at our church, mainly for my own catharsis and thinking. If it inspires you too … all good! On the 16th September 2011 we began a weekend conference that has been like no other. It came just 6 days into a 40 day period…
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2011-09-22 0

Unity is not THE Answer

There are endless unity meetings I could be in. As a minister I could literally spend most days in some networking meeting or another. But I feel we actually have a job to do in reaching millions of souls (not reaching each other!)…..and I have discovered…. 10 things Unity is not… Unity is not a group…
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2011-06-23 0

Church Health Check!

The following is a compilation of Health Check lists from denominations around the world. Amazing how similar so many are: Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches: Natural Church Development 1. Empowering leadership 2. Gift-oriented ministry Development 3. Passionate spirituality 4. Functional structures 5. Inspiring worship service 6. Holistic small groups 7. Need-oriented evangelism 8. Loving…
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2011-05-28 0

A Worship Leaders Secret Weapon!

Many seek to lead worship and yet they do not have a heart after the presence of God. This is always obvious in their ministries, as you cannot pretend to have something you do not have. You cannot lead people in rapturous worship when you have no personal worship life. You cannot obey the Spirit…
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2011-05-26 0

Honey; I Blew up the Charismatic!

Jarrod was recently interviewed regarding the Gifts of the Spirit in the 21st Century church: Do you believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still being exercised in the Church in England today? I believe many churches are seeing a small level of prophecy and hearing God’s voice, and some see a level of…
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2011-04-26 0

Building a Growing Church

Church Growth Concepts I was recently questioned by a denomination about the growth of our church. From 2005-2010 our church doubled in size, which I realise is not particularly remarkable, except for the fact that we are based in the city with the lowest church attendance in the UK. Below are some of the answers,…
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2011-04-26 0

Butt Prints in the Sand

One night I had a wondrous dream, One set of footprints there was seen, The footprints of my precious Lord, But mine were not along the shore. But then some stranger prints appeared, And I asked the Lord, “What have we here?” Those prints are large and round and neat, “But Lord they are too…
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2011-04-25 0

You too, can be Raised by Glory

“Mary looked into the tomb and saw two angels sitting there, one at the head, the other at the foot of where Jesus’ body had been laid.” john 20: 12 Why were the two angels specifically at the head and foot? Perhaps that little tomb had been visited by the glory of God, and His…
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2011-04-25 0

Worship: Beat the Myths, Find the Glory

I have discovered the greatest hindrance to a move of God can be quite simply right between my ears! My arrogant senses of right and wrong, godly and secular, acceptable and unthinkable. My religious education. My British culture. They can all hinder the divine, eternal culture of heaven from piercing through the dull temporal culture…
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2011-04-23 0

Arise Shine, part three

Read: We continue to look at the subject “Arise, Shine”, believing that after seasons of cleansing and trial, comes blessing, increase, promise and fulfilment. As we enter a 21 day season of prayer and fasting as a church, we are looking at the subject of fasting, to see how it helps the believer to arise…
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2011-04-21 0

The Marks of Maturity (Phil 1)

Read Introduction:  Today we begin to study the book of Philippians, one of the Apostle Paul’s final books, written from prison in Rome, shortly before his death. In this first chapter we find five hallmarks to Christian maturity, no doubt, insights Paul has picked up in his years of ministry throughout the Roman world. Read…
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2011-04-21 0

A Town Between Two Hills

Read Introduction: In John 4 Jesus walked into a small town, nestled between two hills, that was a place of amazing religious heritage. It was the grave of the Patriarchs, like Jacob, Joseph, Judah and Benjamin. It was the site of Jacobs well. It was the scene of a remarkable and terrifying ceremony of blessings…
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2011-04-21 0

Covenant Companions

Read to the Group: “New Life is going through a major season of change as we seek to keep growing in God. Times of change can be hard on everyone, but reaching maturity requires us to cope with change in a positive way. As John Bevere once said “Your response will determine your future”. We…
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2011-04-21 0