Bless our NHS

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I was so chuffed with the response to our Bless our NHS campaign – we got enough to make up 150 packs with a £10 Costa card, Boost chocolate bar and a personalised note in each on. 51 of them are getting delivered to nurses and docs connected to The Gateway and King Centre over […]

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Check your gauges

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Sometimes we need to press pause and check how we are doing. Check our gauges to make sure we are firing on all cylinders! Just so blessed by reading Dane Ortlund’s Gentle and Lowly – it was like balm for the soul last autumn. The book is centred on Christ’s words in Matt 11:28-30 In […]

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Mustard seeds and massive impact

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Since I heard Nicky Gumbel’s comment on the parable of the sower that minimum fruit is 30x, I’ve been stirred to pay that we all get to bear that minimum fruit! That would be revival. In yesterday’s reading in Mark 5 a man with a lot of demons gets sets free. He asks Jesus if […]

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7 Steps to overcoming depression

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During the lockdowns of the last nearly 12 months, the BMJ reported that 64% of people were experiencing some of the symptoms of depression. Depression is described by Selwyn Hughes as a mood swing in which a person is cast into varying degrees of sadness, melancholy and hopelessness. It can be utter hopelessness, despondency, self-disgust, […]

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5 phases of Quiet Times

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Introduction When embarking on a journey the best time to get directions is before you begin! That for me is a great stir to spend time with the Lord first thing in the morning. It sets up with the day. It tunes us in to God – the challenge is to stay tuned in!It’s how […]

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Reading aloud

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One book to go with our journey through the Bible this year. And this one you will be blessed just by reading aloud! And you will be blessed by hearing it read aloud. That’s one reason why in 2021 our journey through the New Testament will be an audio one, with folks recording their readings […]

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With Jesus in the boat…

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Kees just had a call from Gerda with a word she got after watching Sunday’s service. “There is storm, panic, and peace because Jesus is always in the boat.” Storm because of the current situation, panic because of people’s reactions, peace because Jesus is always with us. That’s so helpful. Be at peace because the […]

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7 marks of the kingdom

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This morning I have been praying about God’s Kingdom coming in greater and greater measure and power in and around us. I was stirred to pray, having come across and handout for some teaching I had done a while ago. May we see more and more of this in our workplaces, clubs, homes, life groups […]

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