Keep reading the bible

We need to keep up a healthy bible reading habit…It’s a simple truth but also so important, the following is an excerpt from my book Daily Truth (Volume 2 in paperback format). It is taken from the notes for today’s bible reading:

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 (ESV)

There are many books today about being successful but God’s formula is simple… keep reading the bible, think about it and live it out, this leads to prosperity and success and very often this will be the true riches valued by God and His people, but not appreciated or recognised by the world. See 2 Timothy 3:16

You can pick up the all in one digital edition of the volume print edition of Daily Truth from Amazon today.

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Book Signings

We are on the last day of our Annual Passover conference which we hold at our church every Easter break. It has been a great conference and you can find free media from the conference over at our site here.

The book was given an unplanned announcement on the first day of the conference which I was really grateful for and it gave me an opportunity to give a copy to the person I dedicated the book to.

An unexpected but good development was that lots of people who brought the book from the bookstore at the conference asked for the book to be signed and others who brought a copy online showed up with theirs to be signed too.

It’s been a real pleasure adding personal messages to each copy I’ve signed and I’m only too glad to sign more. If you have a copy and want it signed, feel free to bring one along if you attend or are visiting WWMF. I’ll be announcing book launch/signing events in the near future where you can get a book signed too.

Each of us is like a book created by God and his desire is to sign each of us with his name as a mark of the everlasting covenant he desires to enjoy with us in the sacred place he has prepared for us. Jesus mentioned this in Revelation 3:12

The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

Be sure to secure your place in the new Jerusalem by putting your trust in Jesus.

I explore all of this in my book Sacred Places which you can get a copy from here



Resurrection Day

Today is a great day of celebration for believers in Jesus around the world, it is the day when we reflect and rejoice over the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the Living God.

This is not a myth as suggested by pseudo-historians claiming that the resurrection is a recycling of “dying and rising gods” from the ancient mystery religions. The so called similarities are overstated with lots of overreaching, special pleading and, well, lies!*

The fact is Jesus actually rose from the dead. This was an event in history…. actual space-time history, it is an event that actually happened and was reported and recorded by witnesses at the time.

Our faith is in the reality of that event, recorded soon after the fact in the gospel accounts found in the Bible.

The resurrection of Jesus changes everything, now the way into God’s presence is open. God’s original plan, of living in the same place with Man will be accomplished because Jesus defeated death, and by his resurrection life, makes everlasting life available to all those who put their faith in him, swering alligence to him as King.

His Kingdom is advancing and the kingdom if darkness is being swlalowed up in his resurection life. Hear the good news today. The king has come, end your rebellion against him and accept the freedom and new life he offers today.

Let’s celebrate the resurrection of our King, heaven’s champion and humanity’s saviour today!

Consider the account recorded in Mark 16:1-6

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.

…and the words of Jesus himself after his resurrection, recorded in Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Have more than just a resurrection day this Easter, go all in and live the resurrection life as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

*See Man, Myth, Messiah by Rice Broocks for more detail

Gloria a Dios

Today is a special day to me for a lot of reasons. It’s my birthday and I give God thanks for another year by his grace…. 39 and counting 🙂

It is also Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. It is a day when we remember that Jesus actually died for us and stayed dead until his resurrection. Jesus was not faking it, he endured death and ultimately conquered the grave so that in him, humanity might find life as God always intended, in God’s own presence, the most sacred of places for all eternity.

Quite randomly this morning I started listening to a Spanish playlist with worship and praise songs… many of them are familiar, just in another language… what it reminds me of is the effect Jesus has had around the world on every nation, tribe and tongue, in the most diverse places the suffering, death and resurrection of the Messiah has impacted the sons and daughters of Adam.

Wherever you are today, whatever languages you speak, take the time to praise the God who gave you life and his Son, Jesus the Christ who died to pay the price for your sin so that you could live, together with God (Father, Son and Spirit) forever.

Consider the words of David from Psalm 16:7-11 this Holy Saturday:

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Take time to reflect

Today is Good Friday, a day when we traditionally remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. This year the “Easter” period coincides with the biblical Passover festival too.

Today take the time to reflect on the finished work of Christ, through his suffering and death on the cross. He is the true Passover Lamb and it is by the price he paid on the cross that the way is opened by his blood for us to dwell with God forever.

Consider what Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 5:6-8

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

If you are in London you can join us as we worship together today at Worldwide Mission Fellowship.

Have a good, Good Friday.