Sometimes there can a pressure we put on ourselves to operate in the power of the Spirit. It is always useful to remember the torch analogy. A torch is designed to bring light into the darkness, but if its batteries are flat it can’t function. In the same way we bring light into the darkness […]Read More Suffering from the pressure to perform?
Ever wondered why your faith feels boring and stale? I was with Jossy Chacko, the founder of the great mission organisation Empart recently, and he said, “…the trouble with most Christians is we are educated beyond our level of obedience…” Ouch! In other words, we love a good sermon, small group study or even bible […]Read More How to move beyond boring faith
We are in a series which is hopefully inspiring us to evangelism – sharing the good news about Jesus. But often our efforts fail. Here are five reasons our evangelism hits a wall today (with a few solutions as well): We come across mean! We are like the older brother in the famous parable in […]Read More 5 Reasons our evangelism hits a wall
The truth is, unanswered prayer can be frustrating and sap our faith. But it doesn’t need to. A simple answer to the complex question of why God isn’t answering prayer how you expect is that God is infinite and we finite. He sees all, the end from the beginning, in a manner that we can’t […]Read More Reasons for unanswered prayer
Sin is a peculiar thing. We instinctively know it brings death but somehow we like to play with it. I read this week how a lion keeper was mauled by one of his own lions. The very thing he, played with, petted and thought he had under control turned on him. The story of Lot’s […]Read More The forgotten key to powerful prayer
Prayer is one of those things that is so important, yet we far too easily make excuses (sometime dumb excuses!) for not praying. Here is 5 excuses and 5 quick solutions. I am too busy. Are you too busy to fill up your car with petrol? Probably, but it would be just plain dumb to […]Read More The top 5 excuses for not praying (and how to overcome them)
Few spiritual disciplines matter as much in life as prayer. If you have missed the kick off to our prayer series, please click here or use the Catalyst church app to get access to the message. I have always been struck by the frank words of Jesus in Matthew 6:7-8 7 And when you pray, do […]Read More 5 signs of a babbling prayer