Dear Everyday Church, It was great to gather together yesterday for the last of our Five Habits of a Healthy Christian, and I do hope that you enjoy the last week of Everyday Devotions between now and Sunday. As you are hopefully aware, we are following up the series with a Week of Prayer and Fasting from Sunday 9th February to Saturday 15th February. If you missed the dates of our prayer … Continue reading Prayer points for Week of Prayer and Fasting
Dear Everyday Church, We are now halfway into our five weeks of Everyday Devotions. I do hope that you are enjoying them as much as I am. I’ve been gathering my family each day to go through the Devotions together, and it has been such a pleasure to discuss with them each day how we can study the Bible, how we can pray and how … Continue reading Week of Prayer and Fasting – what is it all about?
Well, I’m excited. Not just about our Carol Services and about the many guests that we are inviting to join us. Not just about the Alpha Courses that we are running at many of our venues in January in order to help those guests and other friends to find out more about the baby who was born in Bethlehem. What I’m excited about is the … Continue reading Everyday Devotions – Our Christmas Present to You!
We are coming to the end of a crucial year for us as a church. In the autumn of last year, it became clear that our many years of growth in size needed to be matched by a similar growth in our systems and structures. We’ve spent the year rebuilding the Central Operations Team that enables all of our venues to flourish and to concentrate … Continue reading Important New Appointment for Everyday Church
So far this year, we’ve been making some really great changes behind the scenes at Everyday Church. We’ve been working on our governance and our operations support. You may not be aware of the changes , which is why I’m writing this blog to inform you, but if you’re part of Everyday Church then you are already feeling the benefit of them, even if you … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Everyday Church – good governance
Sex and Sexuality #15: What does God say about Transgender Last Sunday at Everyday Church, Andrew Bunt completed our four-week Sex and Sexuality sermon series with a really helpful look at what God says in the Bible about Transgender. With legislation struggling to catch up with rapid changes in public attitudes, Andrew gives us a timeless framework to navigate the issues raised, explaining why the message of … Continue reading What does God say about Transgender?
Sex and Sexuality #14: Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage Throughout the first three weeks of our Sex and Sexuality sermon series at Everyday Church, we have touched on what Jesus teaches about divorce and remarriage. I drew people’s attention to the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 19 in the first message in the series, then Andrew Bunt did the same in the third message in the series. … Continue reading Jesus on Divorce and Remarriage
Sex and Sexuality #13: What Jesus Means for Single People Every day this week, we are exploring in greater depth some of the massive claims that Andrew Bunt made in his message at Everyday Church last Sunday. In the third message of our Sex and Sexuality series, Andrew spoke about what following Jesus means for same-sex attraction, what it means for singleness and what it means for divorce and … Continue reading What Jesus Means for Single People
Sex and Sexuality #12: Stories from Same-Sex-Attracted Christians In this week’s blog, we are seeking to unpack Andrew Bunt’s brilliant message last Sunday at Everyday Church in our Sex and Sexuality series. Andrew shared very honestly about his own experience of same-sex attraction and what it means for him as a follower of Jesus. We affirmed his insights yesterday by asking whether the Church has inadvertently preached … Continue reading Stories from Same-Sex-Attracted Christians
Sex and Sexuality #11: The Dangers of the Heterosexual Gospel One of the biggest questions I was asked after Andrew Bunt preached his brilliant message at Everyday Church last Sunday was “My friend is gay – will following Jesus make them straight?” To answer that question, I’m reposting a really brilliant response from Jackie Hill Perry on the Desiring God blog, based in the USA. If this … Continue reading The Dangers of the Heterosexual Gospel