A very long wait – Advent Calendar 2021

Have you ever had to wait a long time for something really good? Maybe it was that delicious Christmas lunch slowly cooking in the oven. Or that gift you ordered for your mum that Amazon said would be delivered by 1pm today. Or maybe, like me, you wrote your Christmas list four months in advance – that takes a lot of waiting! God’s people waited. They … Continue reading A very long wait – Advent Calendar 2021

What is “the church” to you?

As we’re continuing through our sermon series in Galatians, I got to preach on Galatians 4:8-20 at our Wimbledon Venue. It is a fascinating set of verses, that give us an insight into Paul’s relationship with the Galatians. He tells us of how they met (v13) and how kind and caring the Galatians were towards him (v14-15). But the passage is remarkable for the depth … Continue reading What is “the church” to you?

The Flame People – Special Offering Update

“When you have finished translating and when our children read this, then this town will understand the truth and will change!” – A ‘Flame’ imam In May 2021 we took up a special offering. We had the privilege of giving £35,000 to Wycliffe Bible Translators to support their on-going work to translate the Old Testament into the language of the ‘Flame People’. This incredible group, … Continue reading The Flame People – Special Offering Update

Nesimi & Ayshad Aliyevs – Greetings from Georgia

Hello dear brothers & sisters of Everyday Church, Because we live many kilometres away and communication can be difficult, I decided to send you our update to let you know who we are and what we are doing here in Georgia. We would love to let you know about ourselves. We are doing good; Praise the Lord. Thanks for being with us, your friendship is a blessing … Continue reading Nesimi & Ayshad Aliyevs – Greetings from Georgia

‘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