- 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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It has only just occurred to me how difficult it is to set shared goals in Christian ministry. I was used to working in the engineering industry where goal setting is very concrete and everyone employed works naturally toward the … Continue reading
Next Thursday is the second anniversary of my induction as vicar of Holy Trinity West Bromwich. As a leader I am constantly faced with questions about how lead God’s people and to find the answers to my questions I turn … Continue reading
I’ve been in post as vicarage of Holy Trinity West Bromwich for 20 months. In the first 7 months I had created a church mission statement with the PCC, so we know who we are and what we are about … 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
What is the local church trying to achieve and how do we achieve it? This diagram attempts to simplify church life (click on the picture for higher definition). I used the diagram at yesterday’s APCM (AGM). For a healthy, vibrant, … Continue reading
From the vicarage December 2009 and January 2010 Dear All In my last letter to you I mentioned the PCC away day, in Brewood in Staffordshire. We had a very enjoyable, though stretching day, which was only spoiled by not … Continue reading
Last week I posted our fully fleshed out Mission statement. This is it in technicolour summary: