Category Archives: leadership

Tribute to a Pastor Part Two

My second, slightly delayed, portion of Tribute to a Pastor: Leading a Meeting This would be where his pastoral gifting and leadership anointing would be seen.  As a church who believes in the priesthood of all believers, we see an … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Pastor Part One

On the occasion of our pastor retiring last Sunday, I wanted to give three examples of him in action.  The first one would be in a meeting where he is giving the Word, which will be the remainder of this … Continue reading

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Shortcuts to His presence

In the incredible mercy of God, when we don’t deserve it at all, we sometimes find ourselves in the flow of what He is doing – either sharing something of Him when we weren’t looking for it, or receiving a … Continue reading

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Fifty Summer Tweaks for Preachers (reblog)

Just caught up a bit with Pete Mead’s splendid blog  Biblical Preaching and was so impressed with his summer series that I thought I’d pop it here in one go.  For me, numbers 10, 16, 20, 22 and 44 look really … Continue reading

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Evening by Evening

Just picked up Spurgeon’s “Evening by Evening” and flicked to a current entry.  It stirred me, so I include it here: ‘In the evening withhold not thine hand.’   In the evening of the day, opportunities are plentiful to witness for … Continue reading

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The secret of your destiny

We only know what God has planned for us when we open His Word and read the luminous stories of those who God used.  I read in a sermon the other day that everyone in the Bible given an assignment … Continue reading

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Er, can I just say something?

When we consider where God has brought us, and what he has done in our lives, it normally blows our minds.  Certainly, speaking for myself, I cannot get over the generosity with which he has treated me.  Should I look … Continue reading

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Longer and Further

It is time to give up my bigger aspirations, I think.  I have just been reading a post on leadership on Michael Hyatt’s blog, and felt as if I was ‘reading it from the outside’, as if I was peering … Continue reading

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How He gets us ready

Father is preparing us for a glorious future.  This much we know.  We can often get downhearted because our present doesn’t appear to be too fantastic. It’s so easy to get embroiled in a current predicament.  We find it straightforward … Continue reading

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Reaching twentysomethings

I listened this morning to an itunes u podcast (this is my latest discovery) by Mike Pilavachi (recorded last year) addressing theology students at Ridley Hall, on how to reach twenty somethings.  His talk interested me enough to want to … Continue reading

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