- We lost a paradise by sin,
and have gained a heaven by the cross.
Stephen Charnock (1628-80)
Until sin be bitter,
Christ will not be sweet.
Thomas Watson (1668)
The cross once seen
is death to every vice.
William Cowper (1835)
The tear of repentance is shed by the eye of faith, and faith, as it weeps, stands beneath the cross.
Horatius Bonar? (1880s)
Let them that will, repent, that Christ may do for them.
I believe what Christ hath done for me, that I may repent.
Thomas Boston (1720s)
A discovery of Christ
in the light of the Spirit,
wastes, weakens and withers
the body of sin.
Ebenezer Erskine (1730s)
If you will remember Christ's love, you will be lifted up from your crookedness, and made straight.
C.H. Spurgeon (1890)
Live in Christ, die in Christ, and then flesh need not fear death.
John Knox (1572)
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I’ve been a vicar for just over two years and have recently completed my MDR (Ministry Development Review) and am now in an 18-month leadership training programme both of which involve feedback and appraisal from key members of the church. … Continue reading
I’ve recently been on youth camp training and find it a really useful exercise in church leadership. The two guys who run our camp think structurally and do a really excellent job of delegating all the tasks required to run … Continue reading
Last November we created a vision statement at Holy Trinity to describe, in general terms, what church is for. We came up with a five point vision statement which begins “Holy Trinity Church exists to…“. We now need a practical … Continue reading
Lots of churches have vision statements. I would like to know what process churches adopt to develop vision. If you have led the development of vision for a local church your comments would be really appreciated. At Holy Trinity we … Continue reading
Here’s a helpful list of danger zones in Christian leadership. Pue suggests that any one of these is sufficient to bring down leadership. I found it helpful to consider how each one has its own counterweight in the character, purposes … Continue reading
I have a six-month review in a couple of weeks’ time. I want to make the most of the opportunity to have helpful and realistic feedback on how my ministry and leadership is going. In Mentoring Leaders, Carson Pue recommends … Continue reading
Here’s the first of my notes from one of my summer reads, Carson Pue’s Mentoring Leaders. It’s great holiday read; anecdotal, clear and provides a useful spiritual self-examination as well as guidance on developing other leaders. Pue insists, rightly, that … Continue reading