James 2:5- “Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” It’s been nearly two weeks since I returned from Nigeria, where I spent 3 weeks preaching the … Continue reading When the Poorest are the Richest. 3 Lessons the West Can Learn from the Nigeria.
God of the Detour
Have you ever had to go on a detour, or had a trip planned out only to find you’re delayed? I have had this many times in my life, both driving, but also whilst flying to preach the gospel. I will never forget one time, my friend David and I were trying to get from … Continue reading God of the Detour
Time To Turn On the Light.
What's your favourite meal or drink? I mean the real deal, original, nothing quite like it, warms your heart, meal or drink. As you read this blog, I want you to picture it, taste it! My favourite coffee in the world is an Aussie "flat white", from either Axil Coffee in Richmond, Australia, or "The … Continue reading Time To Turn On the Light.
Don’t Let Your Position (Role) Get in the Way of Your Position (Posture).
I’ve travelled all over the globe to preach the gospel, and where’ve I go I ask to meet with the church or ministry leadership before the meeting. I usually implore the leaders to stay open to what God wants to do in and through them with something like, “Tonight, please don’t let your position,in the … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Position (Role) Get in the Way of Your Position (Posture).
Are you a Slave to Offense?
Are you a slave to offense? I have seen so many people hijack their lives, their ministries, their friends and their potential through offense. Someone ripped them off. They felt harshly dealt with by a boss. A colleague got greater attention than they. Their parents never paid them enough attention. God didn’t answer their prayer … Continue reading Are you a Slave to Offense?
God MUST Be Enough
Six years ago my wife and I found ourselves back in Australia after three years of church planting in America with no job, no ministry, and no solid home church. After Pastoring, Church Planting and seeing God move in mighty ways across America, we were suddenly “nobodies”. I was completely stripped away of all my … Continue reading God MUST Be Enough
Thanks Andrew… But I’m Not an Evangelist
"Do you know Jesus?" I ask this question to almost every person I meet these days. From the lady who identifies as same-sex attracted at the drive-through window, to the balding millionaire loading up his car outside a high end shopping mall. Just two days ago I spent over an hour with a dear Muslim … Continue reading Thanks Andrew… But I’m Not an Evangelist
Please Don’t Send Yourself to Hell
“Are you walking with Jesus?” I asked the gentleman sitting behind me. “I used to”, he replied, with a look of shame and struggle in his eyes. “I’ll walk with you if you want me to”, I offered. “You have to make the choice. It’s your choice and it’s up to you,” I affirmed. Michael … Continue reading Please Don’t Send Yourself to Hell
It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
Her name was Katie. Homeless and broken, she was curled up on the pavement sleeping on concrete out the front of a Walmart in the middle of the day. I saw her and turned to my wife, “poor girl”, I muttered, as we turned the corner into our parking spot. I took the kids for … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
When all you have is a word.
“Come” One word is all it took for Peter to walk on water with Jesus. The storm was raging and the disciples were questioning, “is that a ghost or is that Jesus?!” Peter, the rock on whom the church was to be built, ever willing to take a risk, says “Lord if it really is … Continue reading When all you have is a word.