Archive for November, 2008

Why do people go to church?

November 30th, 2008

I had an interesting discussion with some friends last week about why people go to church. There was about 12 of us and we went around the group and shared our thoughts. I found it was an interesting discussion and it was good to hear why people went to church. There were a number of […]

A letter to the captives

November 28th, 2008

One of the great things about God is that He is never far away. Even though sometimes in our lives we might feel like we are living in exile or being held captive, He is always willing to bring us a message of hope. We see this in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah. In […]

Show me Your ways

November 24th, 2008

This morning I had a short worship time. The song that really hit the spot for me was Hillsong’s “Show me your ways”. It is another older one, but it expressed my heart to God today. I am finding this more and more lately. That when I put on some worship music that one song […]

Mission and vision as a filter

November 24th, 2008

One of the things that has been on my mind lately is the whole idea of mission and vision for a church or for a ministry. In particular I have been thinking that if we get our mission and vision right then it can act as a filter for all we do as Christians and/or […]

Coping with criticism

November 22nd, 2008

Criticism can be hard to take at times. It can be especially hard to receive when we have put our heart and soul into something and someone comes and criticises our work. Or worse still – they criticise us personally. However, when we receive criticism there are some things we an do to receive it […]