When you like him but don’t like his bride

The world is in such a mess; it desperately needs the church to get its act together and be what Jesus intended us to be – salt, light, hope, good news!

Eagle Believers

more people in heavenI love being in the Kingdom of God, living the Jesus way and doing all I can to make it as hard as possible for my family, friends and neighbours to go to hell. The only problem I have with focusing my life on Jesus is His Bride. I love Jesus so much…but his bride, the church…she drives me to distraction so often!

She has bored me, frustrated me with so many man made rules and regs, and been hopelessly out of step with my world so many times. And more than that she has deeply hurt me, abused me, tried my faith, and caused me to doubt and question.

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God’s model of Church Leadership

keep-calm-there-is-an-alternativeMany churches across the UK are in desperate need of Biblical visionary leadership. Since becoming a ‘visiting preacher’ I’ve been distressed at the state of many churches, often because of the lack of good leadership. There are many leaders who seem happy to preside over a declining congregation and never think outside the box and of proclaiming our fantastic good news to a frightened and disillusioned world. Dark days in the world should be good days for the church! People are hungry for our good news. The world is not out of control; there is a throne room with some sitting on it!

Oh for God anointed and God appointed leaders who refuse to settle for the way things are and are willing to press on toward something better. Continue reading