Seeking to know Jesus and make Him known in Stevenage

We’re in a battle: so keep learning!

After the long summer holiday, it’s back to school this week for children, teachers and support staff alike and I’m sure there is a mix of excitement and fear in many homes as a result.  Do remember them in your prayers. But whether we are still at school or well into retirement we never stop learning, or we shouldn’t at least.  We…

The Importance of Corporate Prayer

Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones, the famous 20th century preacher, was showing some visitors around his church one day, and after a good tour told his guests that he would finish by taking them to the boiler room.  They weren’t really interested, but he insisted.  “This is where the energy for all the work of the church comes from,” he said.  And he…

The Reformation – 500 years ago this month

500 years ago this month… Martin Luther, sparked a change in the church which spread across the whole world. Fancy a religious re-think having such a big impact! Trade-routes changed, power shifted, people were martyred (even here in England), the work-ethic of generations of people across Europe was inspired; and most importantly, the Protestant faith…

A city under siege

Over the last month I have been learning again something I already knew – that life can be really REALLY hard! Even when you know something, experiences can make you feel like you’re learning it all over again. Recently at St Nicholas Church, have wept and grieved alongside some members of our church family who…

Start as you mean to go on

“Start as you mean to go on” has often been one of my favourite phrases. I say it to myself when I need motivation for starting something new. I have used it to spur myself on to live with real integrity – it’s no good doing something non-ideal now, in order to reach a situation where I no longer need to do…