Yearly Archives: 2022
Following the death of our Queen, we have been thinking of the theme of crowns. The Queen made no secret of her faith, particularly in more recent years, and we have no reason to doubt her security in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Queen’s life was pretty extraordinary, but one of the many things that made her life unique was that she sometimes wore a physical crown. One of the great things about being a follower of Jesus is that we also have a share in the practice of ‘crown-wearing’ as well!
There are five crowns listed in the NT:
The Imperishable Crown
‘Do you not know that in a… Continue reading
Football is the most popular game played in the UK but there can be a dark side to the game, especially with organised gangs that seem to look forward to matches for violence instead of the football. It’s refreshing to hear the testimony of Mark Alleway who managed to walk away from this lifestyle without repercussions. God was clearly at work in Mark’s life!
An inevitable path into violence
Mark, a Chelsea fan, grew up going to matches. At a young age, he could see the attention and respect that came with violence. Being surrounded by this lifestyle and even the ‘glamour’ of it, it was inevitable that he aspired… Continue reading
In the Sheep Among Wolves video the pastor says that the Western church is under a “satanic lullaby”. Evidence shows revival is happening across the Middle East in the countries where Christians are persecuted the most e.g. Iran. But in the Western church, where in comparison we have it easy, the number of people calling themselves Christians is in decline. Many Christians are sleepwalking in their faith and ineffective in sharing the gospel, this is the exact spell Satan wants us under. The Western church was once a driving force in spreading the gospel, now we need to look to those Christians in the Middle East for how to make… Continue reading
For us living in the Western world, it’s hard to imagine how difficult life is for Christians in countries that are heavily persecuted for their beliefs. This is not to say people in Western countries are not marginalised, but this is not comparable to countries like Afghanistan and North Korea. Imagine not being allowed to own a Bible let alone go to church! According to the 2022 Open Doors World Watch List, persecution of Christians has reached the highest levels since the list began nearly 30 years ago.
Christians all around the world face different levels of persecution with the extreme being the death penalty for believing in the… Continue reading