The basics: praying the kingdom 4

2015-10.4 Thursday, March 12, 2015 Matthew 6:11 Bread Fresh from the oven, today’s bread – a requirement and a routine Jesus would have been familiar with Matthew 6:11 NIV“Give us today our daily bread.” I LIKE to make bread by hand, partly because for me it is a spiritual as well as a hands-on (and…

The basics: Praying the kingdom 3

2015-10.3 Matthew 6:10 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 The big picture This view of earth from space – yes, we Brits are in it – doesn’t come close to representing God’s perspective and insight and wisdom. But it’s a helpful reminder to us of who sees the big picture, perfectly. Matthew 6:10 NIV“…Your kingdom come, Your…

The basics: Praying the kingdom 2

2015-10.2 Matthew 6:9 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 What Fatherhood really looks like Time Magazine ran this cover theme over 20 years ago. We still get hung up on bad fatherhood (so many examples) and misunderstand good fatherhood ( so much sociology debate about what is good) until we get it – revelation of what the Father…

The basics: Living the kingdom 3

2015-09.3 Matthew 6:7-8 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Attitudes which kill the prayer relationship: words The renowned playwright and author Alan Bennett said recently in a broadcast interview to celebrate 50 years of BBC Radio 4 World at One: “The English are better than all the rest at double standards”. One example he gave was the way…

The basics: Living the kingdom 1

2015-09.1 Matthew 6:1 Monday, March 2, 2015 Checks before you set off Plenty of people “putting themselves forward” in the competition to become Lord Sugar’s apprentice or business partner in the BBC1 show The Apprentice. Sometimes it’s the ones who are just too full-on who fall foul of Lord Sugar and his advisors, and end up…

Guidelines for hearing God 4

2014-49.4 James 4:8 Thursday, December 4, 2014 As we hang out, we hear It’s that time to think about writing Christmas cards – one way we maintain relationships with people we don’t see often. I’M ABOUT to share three guideline principles for hearing God and receiving guidance from Him. These were first proposed by a…

How to open doors 2

2014-47.5 Colossians 4:3 Friday, November 21, 2014 Catch prayers and closet prayers Gnerally speaking, open doors don’t just happen – they come as we ask God for them YESTERDAY we talked about how effective evangelism and prayer are wrapped up in each other. You don’t get open doors for evangelism without prayer – prayer leads…