There isn’t a straight line between prayer and sermon efficacy

I have been troubled for some time now about the noises frequently made around the relationship of prayer and sermon efficacy. It has become common

Making sure the prayer happens at the prayer meeting

Yesterday evening we had our monthly plenary prayer meeting. We try to make prayer a central part of the life of the church. We already

I didn’t go to the church prayer meeting and it was absolutely the right decision

For the first time since becoming the pastor at Oldham Bethel Church, I did not go to our church prayer meeting. I wasn’t on holiday,

Four reasons to defend the utter sovereignty of God

Almost all believers agree with the sovereignty of God. Where we disagree is over the extent of God’s sovereignty. It ranges from the Open Theists,

Don’t just stay in and watch the football

I’m not going to be able to watch the England game tonight. If we win, I might watch the highlights. If we lose, being English,

Congregational participation opens the door to nonsense. Here’s why we should do it anyway.

Growing up, I spent time in two quite different circles. Initially, my family were Brethren; latterly, we moved into Grace Baptist circles. Leaving aside the

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