The best contents page I’ve ever read – Thomas Brooks, Precious remedies against Satan’s devices

Our church has been going through the book of Ephesians. We’re at the part where the Apostle Paul gives final instructions (more like marching orders) to his readers: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the full armour of God, that you may be able to stand against […]

Interview: Angela talks about memorising scripture

Scripture memory doesn’t save; only Jesus can do that. But I’m convinced that the practice of intentionally memorising the Bible is a habit of grace that is worth cultivating for God’s glory, and the good of His people. To encourage myself and others with this, I’ve interviewed a few people that I respect and look up to, learning […]

9 specific ways to esteem others better than yourself

In Paul’s letter to the Philippian church, he gives a gospel-centred approach to our relationships and shows how selfishness is cured by understanding the only truly selfless person, Jesus, and his humility in going to the cross for our sins. Philippians 2:3-8: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more […]

Prone to wander: balance, family and priorities

As I look back at our calendar over the past 12 months, it’s easy to be puffed up. We are the perfect family where I write interesting things, preach, lead worship, study, read, go cycling, play. Cheryl is the perfect housewife who bakes, sews, binds books, cooks, teaches the girls. It’s easy to rattle off what we’ve done […]

Who am I? What is my ‘self’?

In our young adults group on Tuesdays we have been working through the book of Romans. When we were in chapters 6 and 7 there were some great discussions about our true identity as Christians. In chapter 11 of The Cross of Christ, John Stott explains how a Christian’s identity cannot be recognised accurately without […]

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