James 4v7. We can’t ask God to keep the devil out of our lives. We are the ones who are to overcome the devil - by resisting him! Rebel against him when he tempts you to sin - do what God says instead. Contradict him with the Word of God - in the end he’ll flee from you!
1 John 2v10. Whenever you find yourself stumbling into sin, check your love life. Are you in conflict with anyone? Have you taken offence? Strife can give the devil an opportunity to trip us up. God calls us to walk in love. Let’s pray for those who offend us.
I spent a lot of time over this last summer preparing my new version of ‘Foundations’ for the printers. This made me reflect on the origins of the material in this book, and some of the experiences that forged it into the [...]
I am delighted to announce that after many month’s work, and much help from numerous people, the new edition of Foundations is now available for purchase from my website at www.johngroves.org.uk/foundations.Foundations was originally developed within the context of my local church. However, [...]
During the last few days I have been thinking about prayer. For me personally there have been some things happening recently that have made me feel, at different times, stupid, troubled, annoyed, worried and sad. I have found myself going back, again [...]
I love spending time with my grandchildren and it’s something I look forward to doing more and more as I get older. Our grandchildren are getting older as well, of course, so this means they can join us on longer walks without [...]
The last 120 years have been years of massive change both for the world and for the Church. I believe that the majority of the changes in the Church have been good ones, particularly the growth in the numbers of Bible-believing Christians. [...]
In recent weeks I’ve found God stirring me about revival. It’s a burden I’ve lived with throughout my adult life. However, my passion for revival is like a garden bonfire, sometimes it just smoulders and sometimes it flares up. God seems to [...]