Category Archives: The Cross

Being blessed through fear

Know what you fear by the choices you make. We know from experience that fear drives our choices and behaviour. Phobias make this plain to see. A fear of spiders makes some people scream and run away. A fear of … Continue reading

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How can someone die and never die?

When Martha went to meet Jesus, after her brother, Lazarus, has died, she told Jesus that she believed confidently in the general resurrection of all people. Martha’s faith in resurrection is similar to many people today, who believe confidently in … Continue reading

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Broken (an advent lament)

Our A&E groans like a gangrenous laugh, satisfaction now far from both patients and staff. An NHS ward makes up the next bed, as suffering souls become targets instead. Consultants are drawn by satisfaction and pay, and the mind stretching … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:15-23 Kinetic Typography

Watch this. It’s brilliant. [vimeo:https://vimeo.com/33838312%5D

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Why God created a world in which evil exists

Last Saturday, I was at our youth camp reunion. At a question and answers session, I was asked by one of the young lads how to defend the goodness of God when evil exists. They were debating in RS at … Continue reading

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Jesus hands the powerless the trump card over corrupt governments

As the United Nations drags it’s feet over the atrocities in Syria, and rulers of the post-Christian West wring their hands at Russian and Chinese vetoes, the people of Syria continue to suffer.  Rather than wait for intervention from the … Continue reading

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Why you don’t need to clean yourself up before God. Matt Chandler.

You know that feeling when you’ve offended someone and even after saying sorry there’s a bit of an atmosphere?  Jesus justifies sinners before God so that there’s no more atmosphere, no awkwardness, between God and us.  When Jesus justifies sinners … Continue reading

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Jesus on Twitter

One of the worship leaders on our youth camp (CPAS Venture @ Edgehill) used this brilliant re-telling of the life of Jesus on Twitter.  Watch what happens to Jesus’ follower stats.  This is so simple, clever and yet very powerful.

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Substitutionary atonement for kids

We were on the second of our “big words that end in SHUN” yesterday, substitution.  If you’ve thought that the thought of teaching substitutionary atonement to kids is a little daunting, you’re no different to me, until I realised that … Continue reading

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Come people of the risen king

Happy Easter – Christ is risen!

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