Working Together with God
It’s a labour of love. There’s no other way of describing it. Faith is active and it always works through love. Acceptance lies at the heart of the gospel. God, in love, has accepted us through Christ. In love, we are also called to accept one another. We are fellow members of God’s family. We are part of Christ’s body and workers together for him.
All this is only possible by the Holy Spirit in whom we find deep and lasting unity. But this is not mere uniformity or dull conformity. The Christian community hosts a vast range of different personalities, experiences, backgrounds, nationalities and gifts. Our diversity is breath-taking and yet we are one. We are united by the Holy Spirit. This remains one of the greatest visible testimonies to the grace of God on earth.
favour. It is real, solid and practical. We show our unity by what we do together. Together, we worship, we pray, we rejoice, we weep. We witness, we serve and we work. This is the miracle of the church. We are fellow-travellers on the journey of faith and we are fellow-workers in the demonstration of God’s love.
The move of God will lead us deeper into united, active and effective service for the Master. There’s a heaven to gain, there’s a hell to shun, and there’s a world to win. Allow the Holy Spirit to join you to your brothers and sisters in Christ. Let him activate us all to become co-labourers in his kingdom.
[4 min read] It is a basic feature of flawed humanity to want to control, to dominate, to be powerful. But this is not Jesus’ way. He did not commend the warriors or the rulers, the powerful or the leaders, instead he said: ‘How fortunate are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God’.
Have you noticed in life things get old and wear out? Your jeans, your shoes, your car. We sometimes push them to their very limit, squeezing that very last mile out of them; one might even say we run them into the ground.
[1 minute read] Join Colin Dye every week day on IG Stories for a one minute thought for the day.
Rev Dr Joel Edwards, the former General Director of the Evangelical Alliance passed away after battling cancer. Joel wrote a letter to family and friends before he passed away bidding them goodbye and thanking everyone for their prayers.
Congratulations to Rev Mark Ryan, and his wife Kathy, who has been appointed to Kensington Temple as the new Senior Minister from 16 October 2021. The long search for my successor is over and I will soon be able focus on my wider prophetic and apostolic ministry to the nations.
[2 minute read] Every day, battles rage as nations or people groups try to establish supremacy over parts of the earth. Most people believe that ‘might’ will triumph over ‘right’ in the end, but Jesus suggests something different:
Over the last year, our church family has learnt a huge amount about doing things online, and our work by the ‘Giants’ groups in equipping our church did not slow down. Now, as more and more of us return to places of work, we are reminded of our harvest field with the number of close relationships we tend to develop in the workplace.
[3 minute read] “God is So Good” says Julie as she shares her story of his presence taking her from immobile in her hospital bed back to independent living.
[3 minute read] “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). Discover the first steps of your discipleship in the Christian faith as you embark on this life-transformational course.
One night, I was listening to a worship song about being free and surrendering all to God. Whilst listening to the words I began to pray and asked God to feel his presence.