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
We believe there is clear evidence for the existence of God in the world we live in – there is abundant evidence of design everywhere. The fact that the world does not always function properly does not negate the existence of a designer at all (in just the same way that when a machine designed by humans breaks down, this doesn’t negate the existence of the designer!). The existence of mathematics is also exceptional evidence, as without the structure that mathematics provides science would not be possible.
Science relies on the assumption that we live in an ordered universe that is subject to precise and measurable mathematical laws. For… Continue reading
Steve recently preached a sermon on Matthew 10 where Jesus sends out His disciples. Jesus gave them a clear message of what to do and what to expect. It would have been a difficult message to hear for the disciples but one that they needed as Jesus wanted them to be prepared for what they will face. This message applies to us 2000 years later, now is the time for us to be prepared for conversations with people about the gospel and be ready for the prowling wolves. Now is the time for courage.
Alfred Roberts (Margret Thatcher’s father) gave a sermon 80 years ago titled ‘The Inner Life’ where… Continue reading
Do you dread conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses? They are well trained with prepared responses to common questions we ask around Jesus’ deity, the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, and others. This can be frustrating so it’s important we prepare too so we can ask questions that will challenge a Jehovah’s Witness.
We don’t want to spend hours in discussions and it’s highly unlikely any JW will change their beliefs on your doorstep. The main aim is to get them thinking or ‘putting a stone in their shoe’. Below are a couple of simple tactics to get your visitors thinking.
You can get into many topics with Jehovah Witnesses, but the most… Continue reading
With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 4:33 NIV)
As Christians, we like to share our testimonies and are led to believe that these first-hand accounts are one of the most effective ways to encourage non-believers to find out more about the Christian faith. It is worth exploring whether this is the best approach, particularly with the younger generation. Steve spoke on this topic in a recent sermon for St. Andrews Baptist church. (Due to social restrictions with the coronavirus this sermon was recorded separately).
The video mentioned during the recording can to viewed at the bottom of this blog.… Continue reading
We strongly encourage a viewing of the interview below – Ben Shapiro interviews John MacArthur and covers a number of subjects including:
- Faith v politics
- Morality and relativism
- Biblical authority
- Church history
- The difference between Christianity and Judaism
- Replacement theology
- The identity of Jesus Christ
The most impressive feature of this interview is the clarity and compassion with which MacArthur articulates his perspective as a believer on such wide-ranging issues. Whatever your belief system, this will make stimulating viewing and we warmly recommend it…
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the… Continue reading
Do you want Jesus? It’s a simple question that is often misunderstood as some feel-good experience that will change our lives. It is a dark world we live in that is getting bleaker by the day but there is a light in this darkness. There is a truth amongst the lies that offers eternal hope, do you want it? True belief in Jesus Christ doesn’t mean your problems will go away, it means God is there with you through those hard times. It’s not a feel-good experience but a relationship with our Creator who we will all meet face to face one day. Make today the day you turn to… Continue reading