1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another…”

We connect with each other when we’re in the light – This means we communicate. People in the dark don’t communicate.

Fellowship happens because we know stuff about each other. We share, we talk, we connect.

I worry about people when they isolate themselves. This Kingdom is all about connection (fellowship) with each other.

The devil tries to dislocate, divide and shut down connection and get people in the dark.

If you’re a leader, communicate. People are down on what they’re not up on.

This is why church (the gathered people) is so important. Your church. Don’t let the devil isolate you!

See you in church!



Genesis 3:6 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes…”

God is not just utilitarian. He is also an artist. He creates beauty pleasant to the eyes.

Creation not only gives us food and resources for life but beauty for the soul.

We cannot afford to underestimate the power of art to feed the soul with beauty.

Christians are like trees. Our congregations, churches, music, preaching should be ‘pleasant’ to the eyes, ears and soul of people everywhere.

The idea the church should be austere, ascetic is wrong.

Hardly anyone remembers Savonarola and his ‘bonfires of the vanities’, but everyone in the world recognises the enduring witness of Michelangelo’s ‘Sistene Chapel’ ceiling and Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ (considered ‘vanities’ by religionists).

God’s thumbprint in creation is ‘beauty’, something man can never match!

See you in beautiful glorious church!

The price of increase


Prov 14:4 “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.”

No oxen, no increase = No leaders, ministries, workers means no increase.

No oxen mean you’ll have very little mess in life but you’ll also not enjoy increase, expansion and abundance. This all comes through a team of leaders and workers (oxen).

Stronger the ox, greater the increase.

Note – not intelligence, experience, age, qualifications, talen etc, but STRENGTH – We need strong ministers, brave warriors who win battles and defeat giants.

Many oxen mean great increase, but also bigger mess. We must be prepared to clean up the mess others make sometimes – not complain about it, criticize them, but clean it up. Say sorry for others, put things right and move on.

Trust God’s redeeming power. He makes the worst of messes the best of victories. He’s our redeemer!

See you in church!