Over recent weekends, we have witnessed violent protests as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement responds to the tragic and indefensible death of George Floyd in the US. As the fallout spills into the UK, last weekend’s protests were met with counter-protests this weekend which also ended in violence; a situation made worse by the unqualified endorsement of BLM by most of the mainstream media. The sight of the UK police ‘taking the knee’ before BLM protesters and the defacing of symbols of British history has added to the sense of unease and polarised an already volatile situation.
Although we unequivocally support the notion that black lives matter, we fear… 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
Steve was asked to preach at St Andrew’s Baptist Church on 14th July. His sermon titled Do we follow Paul’s example? looks at a passage in 2 Corinthians 11 where Paul reluctantly boasts on his sufferings. Steve looks at the context of this passage and asks how this can apply to us today.
The recording is below:
Reading the Bible is a duty for every Christian, it should be a habit and one of the greatest joys for the Christian. However, God’s word can be a gift that gathers dust on a shelf and rarely thought of, let alone touched. This is heartbreaking considering how privileged we are in Britain to have the freedom to worship in church and own Bibles. Many Christians around the world face heavy penalties for gathering to worship and could be punished by death for owning a Bible – they long to simply have a copy of God’s word in their hands.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message… Continue reading
Danny was the preacher at St Andrew’s Baptist Church on Sunday and he referred to three passages that map the spiritual journey of the Ephesian church: one from Acts, one from Ephesians and one from Revelation. This was with the specific situation at St. Andrew’s in mind, although there is application for any believer.
If interested, feel free to listen below – hope it is a blessing: