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
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
1,057. That’s how many emails come up if I search my account for the word ‘logistics’. I went back to the earliest ones listed and there it was. Email number five, from Lesley Woods: “Pete has mentioned that you would like to join a logistics team – thank you we are very grateful“ That was over 8.5 years ago, and I’ve been on a logistics … Continue reading Why I Love Logistics
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!
God loves your work. God is with you when you work. God has plans to use you powerfully through your work. We know this because of the anchor verse for our workplace ministry, Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance … Continue reading Whatever you do…
At 4pm on Sunday 20th September 2015, after 11 months of research, planning and implementation, we launched Everyday Church Online. This was the start of a journey that only God has the map for and one that we are still in the infancy of travelling. So, four years later we are still amazed every single week as many new testimonies are received, lives impacted, new places … Continue reading Celebrating 4 years of Everyday Church Online
This post feels like it’s been a long time in coming. I first went to India in November 2016 and knew within minutes of arriving that I needed to come back again. Fast forward two-and-a-half years and the dusty warmth of the Hyderabad air hit the nostrils once more. This time I was also joined by Michael Percy (part of the Everyday Church Comms team). … Continue reading Love & Compassion in Action – Everyday Church visit, Spring 2019
This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and, finally, the Bible has authority. This feature is probably the simplest to understand. Grudem, the author of the door-wedging Systematic Theology, puts it like this: “All the words in Scripture are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God.” We don’t really … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #5 The Bible is Authoritative