• ‘A better story’ – 12

    Our 'better story' for sex and marriage begins as we are welcomed into God's ...

  • Abide in Christ

    What does it mean to 'abide in Christ'? Sinclair Ferguson writes: The exhortation ...

  • Be bold!

    What I meant to do, when writing my previous post on William Gurnall, was to ...

  • Be fruitful – sermon notes

    Text: John 15:1-17 Have you ever been parted from someone you love?  A boy ...

  • Best supporting act – sermon notes

    Text - Philippians 2:19-30 When the BAFTAs and the Oscars are held, there are ...

  • Criticising others

    I heard it said recently that a generation ago the most celebrated verse in ...

  • Friendship

    I read somewhere of a man who was working in the garden of his new home, when ...

  • Gifts

    Have you ever received a really unusual, unexpected, useless, or tasteless ...

  • Hurrah for politicians and taxes! – sermon notes

    Romans 13:1-7 I wonder how many of us muttered, ‘Thanks be to God’ through ...

  • Listen!

    "Everyone," says James, "should be quick to listen, slow to speak" (James 1:19).  ...

  • Love of self

    [stextbox id="download" float="true" align="right" width="250"][otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-1][/stextbox]The ...

  • Passive graces

    'When I speak of passive graces (writes J.C. Ryle in his celebrated book, Holiness), ...

  • Spiritual decay

    Hebrews 4:16 urges us to 'come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may ...

  • Spiritual warfare – sermon notes

    Text: Exodus 17:8-16 We stand, as it were, at a mid-point between two vast ...

  • Talking, planning – sermon notes

    [Asked to preach twice on the same day from James 4:4-17, I developed two sermons, ...

  • The Christian race – sermon notes

    These are the notes of a sermon preached on Sunday 29th July 2012.  The Olympic ...

  • The cost of discipleship – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 9:18-27 Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come ...

  • The dangers and benefits of reading

    One verse in the New Testament suggests that reading is not without its dangers ...

  • The fight

    In his celebrated book, Holiness, J.C. [...]

  • The healthy Christian life

    In a healthy Christian life, a balance will be maintained between various extremes. ...

  • The reduced Screwtape

    In 'The Screwtape Letters' C. S. Lewis brilliantly conveys important truths ...

  • Thoughts on money

    Ask any person - rich or poor - how much money they would need in order to ...

  • Three words of warning – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 14:27-31. Everyday life is full of warnings:- health, flood, gale.  ...

  • Time for God?

    It's about time... We make, time, spend time, save time, give time, waste time, ...

  • Watch your mouth

    James 1:26 says, 'If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep ...