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“How to thrive spiritually”

On a recent tour of  Israel, I spent some good time with my old friend Douglas Jacoby.  We discussed the Psalms and he mentioned the book he’s written on them called “Thrive!”. I bought a copy and started reading it straight away. It’s been blessing my spiritual life and I thought I’d bring you a […]

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“The connection between the kingdom, peace and joy”

What is the connection between the kingdom of the heavens, peace and joy? I’m teaching a three-part series on the kingdom for the Thames Valley churches of Christ.  There’s no way I will do it justice, but I do hope to make it more relevant to myself and the congregation.  One of the kingdom verses […]

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“Return to be refreshed”

If you are watching the video you will notice that I am not my usual place to record today’s quiet time coaching episode. That’s because I felt called, drawn even, to go back to a place where I prayed regularly five years ago. I have just finished my prayer time there and wanted to share […]

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“An arrow prayer for every day of the week”

We lead busy lives. Sometimes we forget God’s presence, and we do not have opportunity for lengthy prayer. What to do? “The Virgin Eye”, Robin Daniels Arrow prayers, pp319-323: These can be a simple word, or a short phrase that is repeated throughout the day bringing remembrance to us that God is with us in […]

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“A meditation on the Lord’s prayer” by Balthasar Hubmaier

Balthasar Hubmaier was an Anabaptist leader who wrote this short meditation in 1526. Soon afterwards he was arrested, tortured and executed for his faith. Our Father. Gracious Father, I am not worthy to be called a child of yours or that I should be able to call you my Father. I have not always done […]

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“Gethsemane – Keep Watch with Jesus”: Guest blog post by Dr Steve Kinnard

I’m very privileged to bring you a post on prayer by my friend Dr Steve Kinnard. We’ve known each other a few decades now, and I have benefitted significantly from his lessons, conversations and reading his books. This blog post originally appeared on Steve’s site, November 7, 2016. The Garden of Gethsemane is a special […]

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“The Spiritual Benefits of Unbroken Focussed Worship”

We tried something a little different this last Sunday – around 30 minutes of singing, prayer and readings at the beginning of our service. See what you think of what we did. It is warts-and-all, so be kind! Please share your ideas here by leaving a comment. And please pass this on to one other […]

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“Amen, and Amen”

How often do you say the word, “Amen” in a church service? Not as a response to a prayer or statement from another person, but as a filler word? It’s probably more often than you think. I do it more than what I would like to admit. The frequency has declined, but it still happens from […]

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“How to teach a new song”

Psalm 33:3, “Sing to him a new song; play skilfully, and shout for joy.” What is the best way to teach a new song? We look at a four-step process: Go through words Play audio track Sing along to backing track Sing with own instruments Please share your ideas here by leaving a comment. And please […]

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“How to keep the worship flow going”

How do we keep the worship flow going? What prevents the songs from being separate items? I share something we tried at church last Sunday. Please share your ideas here by leaving a comment. And please pass this on to one other person. God bless, Malcolm