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31 October 2017

'Flee to Jesus that the torn may be mended, the mob silenced, the weak bolstered and the scared made brave in the presence of Him who is King.' - Beth Moore There is no hierarchy in the family of God. No division, none more valuable than the next. We gather together every Sunday, walking through the doors echoing the Psalmist, 'As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord...

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7 November 2017

'Possibly one of the most devastating things that can happen to us as Christians is that we cease to expect anything to happen.' Martin Lloyd-Jones Read that again.And again.And again. Do these words resonate with who we are as a team of people that lead corporate sung worship?Do we actually expect God to show up?Do we expect Him to move?Do we expect Him to speak? Anot...

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3 October 2017

'When the Word becomes flesh in me, my flesh becomes Word.' E. Stanley Jones 'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come [2 Cor 5:17].' Before Christ we were not merely bad people, who were cleaned up and made a little better through Christ we were dead people made alive in Him [Col 2:13]. In fact, our old ...

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23 February 2016

'Remember Whose you are, and Whom you serve.' Oswald Chambers Easier said than done, right? The truth in that statement is key to understanding our identity and enabling our calling as servant leaders. Your Identity you belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:20, 1 John 4:4). Your identity is in Christ (Colossians 3:3). You did not earn it, you cannot lose it, and it can never b...

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5 January 2016

'The pressure is off for all of us to make a name for ourselves. Jesus has made a name for us already.' Tim Keller Let's start this year with a clear picture of our identity: known and loved child of God (Ephesians 2:4, Psalm 139, Galatians 3:26). We are those who's names are graven on His hand (Isaiah 49:16), who's hairs are numbered (Luke 12:7), who are called His frie...

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8 December 2015

'We only find ourselves when we find Him. We lost ourselves at one tree. And only find ourselves at another.' Ann Voskamp We are all on a quest for meaning and significance ultimately identity. And the truth for all people is that true meaning, significance and identity cannot be found outside of Jesus Christ. The same is true for a Believer our identity cannont be fou...

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Guest Post: 4 August 2015

'You can't get second things by putting them first. You get second things only by putting first things first.' -CS Lewis The first things first principle applies to many things and of course chiefly to 'love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind and to love your neighbour as yourself' (Luke 10:27). But I think it also applies to how we think about...

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30 September 2014

'You don't lead [worship] for love and acceptance, you lead FROM a place of ALREADY being loved and accepted by God' - Kristian Stanfill Musician is not your primary identity.Leader is not your primary identity.Vocalist is not your primary identity.Using those God-given gifts should flow out of our true identity; which is loved, accepted child of God. It's so easy to be s...

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