Little Disciples #1 – Families, Where Children Become Christians

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Freddos, action songs and “the floor is made of lava” aren’t mentioned in the Bible. Perhaps surprisingly, neither is “kids work”. I wonder how you’d feel if we shut down “Everyday Kids” entirely? Reactions would likely range from “how inconvenient!” to “how dare you!” with every flavour in between. Why am I asking this? Because in the Bible, families are seen as the … Continue reading Little Disciples #1 – Families, Where Children Become Christians

‘To The Choir Master’ #5 In Private

What comes to mind when you think about ‘worship’? Maybe it’s the gathering? Sunday services? A conference?   God sees your heart at all times. Nothing is hidden from God. Your thoughts, your daily battles and your hidden motives are no secret to God. This is an important revelation when we are considering our private life of worship. God the Father, ‘who sees what is … Continue reading ‘To The Choir Master’ #5 In Private

‘To The Choir Master’ #2 Worship The Creator

One of the very first things that God reveals to us about himself is that he is the Creator. In the first few chapters of the Bible we find an array of reasons for us to express worship to God, and we see this taking place throughout the rest of the Bible.   The Bible often uses the word ‘creation’ when talking about the world around us because, … Continue reading ‘To The Choir Master’ #2 Worship The Creator

‘To The Choir Master’ #1 Singing

There is an amazing moment in Mark 14:26. We read about Jesus and the disciples singing a ‘hymn’ together. It says, ‘When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.’ The Greek word ‘Hymneo’ which is used here and at five other moments in the New Testament means to literally sing praise, and of course our English word ‘hymn’ comes … Continue reading ‘To The Choir Master’ #1 Singing

To The Choir Master – Introduction

  On the pages of the Bible and in our day to day experience we find ourselves faced with a seemingly endless list of possible expressions of worship. Some are common practices in churches and others are often given no thought at all. Thankfully however, being a worshipper of the Living God was never intended to be a one-size-fits-all calling. One of the greatest joys … Continue reading To The Choir Master – Introduction