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power in weakness

“There is the fullness of God’s power and his outstretched arm. For where man’s strength ends, God’s strength begins, provided faith is present and waits on him […] even so Christ was powerless on the cross; and yet there he … Continue reading

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weakness and dependence on God

Been lately feeling really convicted by my sin and weakness to change — my own selfish tendencies and how I put them above others’ interests, my desire for comfort, my pride at small successes when there is still such a … Continue reading

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the faith of fear

This quote from a guy who studied church planting in order to apply it to the Chinese context made me giggle. But also, wow, imagine if when we preached people scared that they might be converted… “The air of expectation … Continue reading

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poverty

Ladies and gentlemen, I am in Asia! Landed in Singapore today; heading to Hong Kong to hang out with some exciting church planters tomorrow, whom my church in Coventry sent out last summer. (As their ex-international student worker I take … Continue reading

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running to God instead of from Him

One of the key revelations that helps me to keep on coming back to God when I have failed is that He still loves me even in my weakness and my mess. Even more, that He is deeply moved by … Continue reading

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risky business

Here’s a thought for your week: where, in your life right now, are you living in such a way that if God doesn’t show up, you will fall flat on your face? Where is the risk in your life that … Continue reading

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some reasons to surrender (aka preaching to myself)

Autumn is slipping away into winter here in Coventry. The leaves have blazed glorious and then fallen and turned into mulch, trodden soggily underfoot; the days are getting shorter. Soon I will be going to work and coming home in … Continue reading

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