Have you ever heard the phrase ‘phone a friend’? While it may have been made more widely known by a popular British TV quiz show, I’ve used it and heard it for many years before that. The meaning is fairly simple – when you get stuck, you contact someone who may know more.
Meet my very good friend Olamide Dawson, or Olli D to his friends. Ok, I call him that - I don't think anybody else does... Anyway, Olli is a Missionary Pastor working in Nigeria, and my good friend. He loves Jesus and has much wisdom on how we should prioritise ministry life.
In this 3rd part of this look at The Trinity, wind is the basis of the analogy. Wind is really important to growing trees. All that pushing and pulling actually helps the tree grow stronger roots. Take away the wind, and the tree can grow only so tall before it falls over.
In this second part of a 3 part series – all about the Trinity – we use the example of a Fire Chief, Firefighter and Fire Alarm. We need the Fire Alarm to alert us to danger, the Firefighter to come rescue us, and the Fire Chief is needed because we need someone with more experience, who can sustain a much wider viewpoint.
It’s hard to explain the Trinity. For a start it isn’t something you’ll find in your bibles. But the members of The Trinity are very obviously there: it is, at its heart, our human way of seeking to explain the relationship between God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Every day we have to make decision whether to push ahead or pull back. It can be as simple as whether we rush into the car park for our daily work, or taking our time to letting someone take our place in the supermarket queue, or jumping in between two people who are arguing. From the simple to the complex, we have to make these decisions.
Following on from my last Andy B 2 Minute Video – Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 1 – I’m thinking more about how we come across to other people. People might read a biography about you, then meet you and discover you are simply not who you say you are. And that is never a good thing!
We rely on forecasts for so many things. From weather forecasts for planting crops to financial forecasting to know where our finances will be. Forecasting can cost ridiculous amounts of money for the most accurate types.
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘meet God in the middle’? On the one hand it is simply ridiculous that ewe can ever meet God half way – since He is omnipresent. If He is everywhere, then there can be no middle!
It was brought to my attention that Gandalf the Wizard in Lord of the Rings and when he shows up in the Hobbit film has a habit of telling his companions to either fight or run! Whether you are a fan of the Lord of Rings, or not, or whether you have seen the films or read the books, you are likely to have heard the famous Gandalf quote ‘Fly you fools!’.
Life can be pretty challenging sometimes, especially when what you first thought was a pleasant day changes, dramatically. Now, you’re […]
“Road Closed”. It’s a simple sign in the UK. It is a big, unmistakable sign – in red, with bold […]
Sunday PLUS, Proverbs 2 Tomorrow we'll be carrying on with our look at the book of Proverbs, in the Old Testament, and what it can teach us.
https://vimeo.com/705642663 You can Listen, Read, or Watch, the video. Andy B begins this week’s theme, “Honestly, I’m fine”, with a […]
Endurance is your weekly spiritual workout, whether you think of yourself as a beginner, an intermediate, or advanced! Explore with us what it means to be honest in our fifth episode of season four: Honestly, I’m Fine.