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28 September 2012
OMS-UK Prayer Initiative – November 1-10, 2012
Paul exhorted the believers in Philippi to:
“Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6
God engraved Philippians 4:6 on my heart ever since Pastor Lawrence Kennedy spoke on it at our 2010...
20 June 2012
“I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward.” Philippians 3 v 14
Everyone is talking about the Olympics in London this summer. So the main focus is on who will win the key events and become world famous. From all over the world athletes have being preparing themselves for this one opportunity to achieve their dream.
They have allowed nothing to keep them from...
13 June 2012
The Submissiveness of a yielded will
Matthew 26:39 “…… O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Mark 14:36; Luke 22:43
Jesus was always submissively yielded to his father. Right through his earthly ministry he constantly referred to the fact that he was sent by His...
19 April 2012
The sinking of the unsinkable………Titanic!
“Put your hope in God for I will yet praise Him, my Saviour and my God” Psa 41 5b.
As a nation we have been reflecting these past few weeks on the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic and the huge loss of lives, surely now our minds should be focused on the uncertainty of life for all of...
22 March 2012
New Life in Spring
April is a month when we see many things coming to life, from the newly born lambs in the field to the daffodils in our gardens. This month we also celebrate Easter, which reminds us of the weekend that changed the world. Jesus died and rose again so that we too may ‘come alive’ in Christ and...
17 November 2011
Man Proposes, God Disposes
In my younger, fitter days, a particularly favourite jogging route of mine would take me along Shirley Road and passed the St. Helens depot for hauliers Suttons Transport. The clock tower overseeing the main gate at ‘Suttons’ once stood on the estate of racing driving Sir John Whitmore and was...
21 September 2011
The Call of God
En route to the African Crusades in 1960, Leighton Ford made a brief stop at Dakar, West Africa. A French missionary of the Reformed Church met with him for a coffee. This missionary had laboured in that Muslim country for ten years. During conversations one of Leighton Ford’s colleagues asked...
22 July 2011
Casual with holy things! This expression has wedged itself in my conscience since uttered by Dr. John Oswalt during OMS’ 110th Anniversary Reunion Meetings at Southport Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana in June. The Reunion was a time of much blessing. Equally, God spoke words of...
24 May 2011
Like all great travellers
“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” Benjamin Disraeli. I wouldn’t call myself ‘a great traveller’ – but as one who has the privilege to travel from time-to-time, I can identify with Disraeli’s quote. I have...
17 March 2011
Wake up O Sleeper
The ‘call to prayer’ resonated from the local mosque. It was 6.12pm on my watch as I watched with interest as the locals, without question, query or comment, unraveled their prayer-mats and, looking eastward, prostrated themselves. I was impressed by their devotion. Then the Spirit of God quietly...