Pastors’ Update

A Happy Brexmas! I hope you’ll forgive the reference to a certain dominant national issue in the heading of this Christmas update but it’s actually for the reason of drawing our attention to a significant truth that will hopefully help us. For those of us who live...

At Revival Church we’ve just finished a teaching series looking at biblical models of church leadership. A word that often sits alongside leadership is authority. And this doesn’t always conjure up particularly positive thoughts because of those who have abused their authority. When we experience a leadership...

What do you think of when I say the word ‘church’? The immediate thought of many people is that of a building with a steeple. One of the purposes of these spires was to direct people’s attention upward to heaven. As worthy as that aim may have been...

Easter carries with it a sense of hope and optimism; because of what it means to those of us who are Christians and because of the new life springing up in our gardens. As a church we’ve experienced a time of great sadness and loss and...

It’s personal bugbear time.  I’m not a big fan of the line ‘people of faith and people of none’. The reason is quite simple. Everyone believes in or puts their trust in something, be it; human reason, science, people, philosophies, tarot cards, a transcendent God or even...

As the countdown to Christmas begins and we prepare for the season's festivities I've been really struck by the contrasts of this time of year.  Some people love it while others find it incredibly difficult. Jesus' birth was marked by contrasts. He was the Son Of God...

One thing we’re really focussed on at Revival Church is creating a family of believers who do life together; a community of people who love God, love each other and as a result have a revolutionary impact on the world around them. Did you know that...

I don't know if you're an avid reader but for me, taking a summer holiday is the perfect excuse to plough through as many novels as possible. Whether you're a reader or prefer online or audio, for those of us who are Christians, having an appetite...

A phrase we sometimes use at Revival Church is 'pressing in to God'. I guess it could sound like just another piece of Christian jargon, of which there is plenty. But what we mean by this expression is that we aren't content to plateau on the...

On Sunday I was speaking to the church on the subject of Risk and Faith. Faith is something Christians are very familiar with, but risk? I explained that when we know God and we know the Bible, our faith has firm foundations, so it’s really no risk...