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2024-05-14 18:38
My Observation: The Remarkable Gift of Prophecy in the UK Church Recently, a Canadian church leader asked me about prophecy in the UK Church. Like everywhere else, we face different challeng… Read More
2024-05-13 14:28
As a missional church, we’ve been exploring various ways to share the gospel. From the simplicity of the 3 Circles to the depth of Alpha, any tool is better than none—after all… Read More
2024-05-10 13:33
An Invitation to the Improbable. When Jesus tells us to leave things behind and follow Him, amidst a vast array of theological and lifestyle changes, it is also an invitation to join in the… Read More
2024-05-07 13:30
Keeping the ‘Encouragement Tank’ full Have you ever run a marathon? The thing that carries you through the final three or four miles of the gruelling, muscle-numbing race is the… Read More
2024-05-01 10:06
“The task of every generation is to discover in which direction the Sovereign Redeemer is moving, then move in that direction. It’s a brilliant quote—often attributed to J… Read More
2024-04-23 13:57
The Church I attend, Emmanuel Sheffield is one of many across the UK that has realised the great encouragement the gift and ministry of prophecy brings. We embrace it because, as we learn f… Read More
2024-04-05 10:43
A few years ago, thanks to the generosity of my brother and sister-in-law, I had the privilege of visiting and touring a vast expanse of Lebanon, which included a trip through the Bekaa Val… Read More
2024-04-03 14:26
Easter has just passed, and I found myself reading John 3:14-15, where Jesus refers to Numbers 21:4-9. Both are well-known texts, but what strikes me is the way that Jesus, in His early day… Read More
2024-03-27 13:48
I discovered a new word recently. Well, I’ll come clean: I heard it on Radio 4 as I drove to work, and after looking it up in the dictionary, I began to muse about it. The word is &l&helli…Read More
2024-03-21 13:31
If you are reading through your Bible in a year, the book of Jude at approximately 431 words will probably be a treat. What will be a challenge, however, is what to do with Jude’s chal… Read More
2024-03-11 15:38
In all the excitement of the Book of Acts, we sometimes need to apply the brakes on the narrative rather than accelerating through significant moments onto the thrilling spectacles of signs… Read More
2024-02-27 14:34
What is your big story? What has God been orchestrating in your life throughout the years? The story of Jonah, profoundly familiar to us, demonstrates open and honest transparency—at… Read More
2024-02-20 15:37
Romans 12:1-11 marks a pivotal moment in the Book of Romans, serving as a practical guide for followers of Jesus, illustrating how to embody our beliefs in tangible ways. It acts as a manua… Read More
2024-02-20 10:15
In our Christian journey, we are met with a wide range of experiences that challenge and stretch us. These moments, at first glance, might seem like hurdles, yet upon closer reflection, the… Read More
2024-02-17 17:31
Have you waited patiently for the opportunity to preach in one church? A quarter of a century is a long time to wait for anything, be it a job opportunity, business development, or athletic… Read More
2024-02-14 13:57
Have you ever pondered why some Jews sway back and forth whilst praying or reading the Torah? Why don’t Christians practise this, or do they? It appears this action is known as shuckl… Read More
2024-02-12 13:07
It’s about AD 33 on the Mount of Beatitudes, a hill in Northern Israel on the Korazim Plateau. It’s an unprecedented day, a day that will have priests poring over the sacred text… Read More
2024-02-08 11:20
If there’s one thing that could be said about Stephen’s presentation of the gospel in the book of Acts, it’s “courage.” Stephen’s well known sermon in Act… Read More
2024-02-01 15:16
I had no idea how to find a picture for this topic so I chose this lovely Pelican!Hineni! While reading through Genesis, I noticed a phrase that appeared numerous times. I wondered if, in th… Read More
2024-01-28 12:58
I don’t follow football closely, but the recent news about Jürgen Klopp, the 56-year-old manager of Liverpool Football Club, resonated with me and sparked my curiosity. When J&uu&hell…Read More
2024-01-17 13:05
If you read the Psalms through regularly, you will have come across a verse in Psalm 62:11 written by David, the second king of Israel. God has spoken once; twice have I heard this: that po… Read More
2024-01-16 12:24
One of the remarkable things about the Lord’s Prayer is the disclosure that ‘when you pray, go into your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is in secret –&nb&helli…Read More
2024-01-10 16:27
In the powerful and inspiring tale of Noah and the Ark, especially in those tension-laden seven days before the heavens opened, we find a challenging reflection of our own lives. Noah&rsqu&helli…Read More
2024-01-03 16:05
2024! It happened! The world has been gifted with another year to discover the goodness of God and respond to the good news of the Gospel! Every new year brings with it a sense of hope, pote… Read More
2023-12-22 16:48
It’s nearly 2024, and over the next few days, there will be several people in the charismatic churches breaking the news of all that God has planned for us in the coming year and will… Read More
2023-12-07 18:54
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, I have some words of encouragement for you from Luke’s Gospel. In chapter 9, Luke opens his narrative about Jesus, telling of the commissioning o… Read More
2023-12-01 15:42
Reading the engaging text of Matthew 10 today, I thought about a different version: “Proclaim as you go, ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Calm storms, increase food supplie… Read More
2023-11-23 16:26
Recently, while sharing a brief prophetic word at church about Zechariah 1:3, I found myself restating the text. As I stepped away from the microphone, I concluded with “says the Lord… Read More
2023-11-22 15:22
The gift of tongues was never meant to be a source of controversy. Along with the other gifts of the Spirit, it has sadly become just that: controversial. At the heart of this frustration l… Read More
2023-11-17 16:32
Miracles! The Bible is replete with accounts of miracles. However, when we come to the Church in Galatia, it not only had a history interwoven with stories of the miraculous, particularly in… Read More
2023-11-12 17:15
As you get a bit older, you start seeing the sense in not messing about with matches. It’s not that you can’t, it’s more like you shouldn’t. I find myself thumbing t… Read More
2023-11-10 15:58
When I’m driving solo, I’ve got a routine where I play an audio Bible, sped up a bit to 1.6x. I don’t just let it run, though. I repeat the same chapter, starting over each… Read More
2023-11-03 17:40
You will have noticed elsewhere on this website that the towering figure of Samuel is my favourite. For me, Samuel stands larger than life in biblical history, not merely as an Old Testament… Read More
2023-11-02 07:51
As we look out across the activity of the church in the 21st century, we find ourselves in an era reverberating with both the ancient echoes of prophecy from the 1950’s and the unmist… Read More
2023-11-01 15:53
In the vibrant core of the digital era, where data is abundant and ever-present on our devices, understanding God isn’t a puzzle – mere information about God falls short; we must… Read More
2023-10-22 15:42
I thoroughly enjoy the story of Jonah. It’s not just about the extraordinary fish or the image of the prophet staggering onto the beach, his skin potentially bleached white by digesti… Read More
2023-10-07 15:35
Wading through the depths of the agony that streaks across our world—from the sky lit by rockets above Israel to the silent villages of Ukraine, now punctuated by the violence of invas… Read More
2023-10-07 15:35
Wading through the depths of the agony that streaks across our world—from the sky lit by rockets above Israel to the silent villages of Ukraine, now punctuated by the violence of invas… Read More
2023-09-28 14:45
I assume that you’ve read the narrative of Moses—you know the one—where Moses, lost in a daydream, wanders the desert, tending to his weary, bewildered sheep near God&rsqu&helli…Read More
2023-09-11 14:56
In recent times, it seems like the classics are making a comeback – and no, we’re not talking about bell-bottom jeans or vinyl records; we’re referring to a renewed fascina… Read More
2023-08-30 12:09
Healing is in the atonement?   Isaiah 53:5 is often presented as evidence. It proclaims, “By his wounds we are healed” and for one reason or another, leaves theologians… Read More
2023-08-29 13:45
Like many, I can easily be gripped by the drama of the exploits of Elijah and Elisha. It’s an emotive story with powerful manifestations of God’s presence – and of course… Read More
2023-08-21 12:10
When the Music Fades – After the Feeding of the 5,000 The Lord’s feeding of the 5,000 is legendary. The vast sea of faces, the loudness of joyful chatter, and the tangible scent… Read More
2023-08-21 09:36
The Church has always experienced the call to trust God not just for tomorrow, but also for today. It is a difficult decision to follow – did Jesus really mean that whatever we ask for… Read More
2023-08-18 15:11
In the face of Europe’s oppressive “heat dome”, the simmering tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the relentless resurgence of COVID, and the myriad challenges our world… Read More
2023-08-16 15:17
It’s not quite a teddy bear’s picnic! A quick thought on an obscure text that I have read recently – and as an old, bald prophetic person I wondered what lessons I could le… Read More
2023-08-15 14:39
Venturing Into Uncharted Territory: Stirred, Not Shaken In Acts 17:1-10, we glimpse Paul’s audacious zeal as he embarks on one of his most pivotal missionary journeys, passionately sha… Read More
2023-08-14 11:43
Prophetic AgendaThe coming high tide In the intricate tapestry of the Church’s journey, we find ourselves at an interesting juncture. Across countless congregations, there is a noticea… Read More
2023-08-11 13:52
Prophetic AgendaReasons to see the glory In the deepest recesses of our hearts, there lies a longing for something transcendent, something beyond our ordinary experiences. Consider for a mo… Read More
2023-08-10 10:33
Looking back at the great narratives of the Bible, we find numerous mighty men and women of faith who, despite their astonishing encounters with God, grappled with moments of profound disco… Read More
2023-06-14 12:43
Prophetic AgendaThe Leper Paradox The gospel of Mark is crammed full of amazing stories that shout for your attention. No matter how you look at it, the story in Chapter 1:40-45 demands fore… Read More
Igniting The Flame
2023-05-31 13:16
Prophetic AgendaIgniting The Flame Igniting The Flame: Fanning The Gifts of the Spirit in a Postmodern Era Today, we find ourselves amidst times of uncertainty, a world marked by scepticism… Read More
Our Great Hope
2023-05-30 12:28
Prophetic AgendaOur great hope Some people consider John 3:16 to be one of the most important verses that offer hope, peace and comfort in the bible but I think it is worthwhile to consider… Read More
2023-05-23 14:52
It was the night when shadows whispered of betrayal, and torches illuminated veiled intentions. The peaceful Garden of Gethsemane, customarily a place of quiet contemplation, was a scene of… Read More
2023-05-21 13:32
There’s a riveting moment, standing on the precipice of God’s impending judgment, where the earth presented a rather tumultuous scene. Noah’s ark was more than a rowing boa… Read More
Iron Sharpening Iron
2023-03-21 15:40
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) I imagine the heavy clash of swords when it comes to this proverb, but it’s really not what the v… Read More
Crafted For Goodness
2023-03-17 18:53
Crafted for Goodness: Understanding Our Role in God’s Masterpiece” I recently listened to Ephesians on repeat several times in the car, and while many fantastic verses came up (a… Read More
Echoes From The Early Church
2023-03-06 10:04
Prophetic AgendaEchoes from the Early Church In a changing world, the Church is called to its mission – an urgent duty demanding attention. Amidst complexities like postmodern mindse… Read More
A Cross-Cultural Ministry
2023-03-04 10:47
Prophetic AgendaA Cross-Cultural Ministry In a changing world, the Church is called to its mission – an urgent duty demanding attention. Amidst complexities like postmodern mindsets… Read More
Running In The Thunder
2023-03-03 12:17
What phenomenal days we are living in — days full of opportunity, challenge and adventure — and all of this in the midst of international turmoil and economic chaos. We can draw… Read More
The Model Of Leadership
2023-03-03 10:49
Prophetic AgendaThe Model of Leadership In a changing world, the Church is called to its mission – an urgent duty demanding attention. Amidst complexities like postmodern mindsets, g… Read More
Acts Of The Apostles
2023-03-03 10:44
Prophetic AgendaActs of the Apostles In a changing world, the Church is called to its mission – an urgent duty demanding attention. Amidst complexities like postmodern mindsets, geop… Read More
Fallen Angels
2023-03-02 13:56
“And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgement of the great day” (Jude v.6… Read More
From Local To Translocal
2023-03-02 10:51
Prophetic AgendaFrom Local to Translocal In a changing world, the Church is called to its mission – an urgent duty demanding attention. Amidst complexities like postmodern mindsets… Read More
Being Intentionally Missional
2023-03-01 12:10
Prophetic AgendaBeing intentionally missional The Church Unveiled – Called, Cultured, and Empowered I think that on the top of priorities for the Church today is urgency for it to be m… Read More
Standing Strong Amidst Challenges
2023-03-01 09:43
Prophetic AgendaStanding Strong Amidst Challenges In a changing world, the Church is called to its mission – an urgent duty demanding attention. Amidst complexities like postmodern m… Read More
Romans 8
2023-02-23 09:56
In the year AD 64, the Roman Empire was ruled by the infamous emperor Nero. During his reign, one of the most well-known examples of Christian persecution occurred in Rome, which would have… Read More
The Pure – Good Things
2023-02-20 15:35
No matter what you’re doing, it’s hard to concentrate when something’s on your mind-something worrisome or persistent. What’s on your mind? Thankfully, whatever it is… Read More
Pride & Humility
2023-02-17 16:32
It’s amazing how Moses could say of himself, “Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth” (Numbers 12:3). Some people may doubt i… Read More
The Raging Heart
2023-02-06 14:24
There’s a proverb written by Solomon that I have never seen quoted or heard a sermon on, and at first glance it easy to pass over it but I think if you have a few moments, it’s w… Read More
God Watches Over Us
2023-01-30 16:00
In 1961, Yuri Gagarin made history as the first human to journey into outer space and orbit the earth. Despite the marvel of this incredible achievement, Yuri famously stated that he did no… Read More
Repent!
2023-01-26 16:21
Is it time for a redirection of your life? No matter where you are on your journey as a Christian, whether you’re new to the faith or have been practising for many years, it’s im… Read More
Two Prophets, A Lion And A Donkey.
2023-01-10 22:29
The story of 1 Kings 13:11-25, which tells of a man of God sent by God to deliver a message to King Jeroboam, has perplexed even the sharpest minds. It serves as a cautionary tale about the… Read More
Looking At 2023 And Beyond …
2022-12-16 16:27
I understand how church leaders may feel during this time as we emerge cautiously from a pandemic and a world of chaos whilst still continuing to face social unrest and many other tiring is… Read More
Five Smooth Stones For Prophets
2022-12-12 16:13
“Then David took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook” The story of David and Goliath is a popular one among Christians – where the underdog s… Read More
Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral
2022-09-19 11:10
Archbishop of Canterbury’s sermon at Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral Monday 19th September 2022 The pattern for many leaders is to be exalted in life and forgotten after death… Read More
2022-08-11 15:14
Prophetic AgendaThat magnificent obsession In the vast expanse of the universe and the intricacies of our very beings, there echoes a timeless question: What should be the true north of our… Read More
2022-06-11 15:04
Prophetic AgendaBelonging to God In the silent chambers of a human heart, there exists an echoing beat that continually seeks love and belonging. Amidst the vast annals of biblical history… Read More
Respair
2022-06-08 15:02
What is the most encouraging word in the English language? I can only think of one word for it: hope. I can’t think of another word that brings me the same excitement, strength, and de… Read More
Ask The Prophet
2022-05-30 11:58
Throughout the years there has been ongoing discussion about the role, value, and relevance of the prophetic ministry. These discussions have been heated at times but they have proven valuab… Read More
Hebrews Eleven
2022-05-09 14:30
Whenever you feel complacent a good antidote is to turn to Hebrews 11. This historical narrative, filled with characters of every kind and inclination, is so rich with stories of God’s… Read More
Is God Angry With You?
2022-05-01 16:17
Exodus 34:6, Psalm 103:8, Psalm 145:8, Psalm 86:15, Joel 2:13 Have you ever felt like God has it out for you? Well, it’s not you. The truth is that God is angry at all sin, and the wa… Read More
Emerging From Obscurity
2022-04-13 14:06
As church history unfolds with signs and wonders, healings, miracles, and powerful demonstrations of the Spirit’s power in the early days of the Church, the story suddenly undergoes a… Read More
The Jabez Prayer
2022-04-11 13:35
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”  Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “… Read More
Relevant Prophetic Ministry
2022-04-07 13:29
The prophetic ministry feels relevant and important again. It is a bold statement and requires a little clarification, but I am feeling hopeful about what lies ahead; God is doing something… Read More
The Dust Of His Feet
2022-04-04 18:00
Over the weekend, I shared encouragement with the local church that I am part of. Just a few words of reflection… During worship I referenced the remarkable vision of Ezekiel that beg… Read More
Return Of The Sons Of Issachar
2022-03-30 12:09
When God said that he would shake everything that could be shaken so that our confidence would rest in Christ alone, he clearly meant it. And for those with wisdom, such shaking, be it on a… Read More
In The Face Of War
2022-03-09 16:33
The international news is truly shocking. Although we had rumors and suspicions that an invasion of Ukraine was planned, we did not think it would come so swiftly; even young Russian soldier… Read More
I Never Knew You Like This
2022-03-01 14:11
At some point, as you come to a profound, deep life-changing discovery of the holiness of God, you will inevitably experience an encounter with Him. That expression, ‘encounter’… Read More

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