The best kind of mercy ministry is a healthy local church.
A real danger in discipleship is to get so obsessed and focused on the outward growth (the leaves) that we ignore what’s going on deep down (the roots).
It is impossible to grow in righteousness if we have not first been declared righteous through Christ.
If we treasured our relationship with God and really lived like He was our number one, what would that look like?
Let’s face it, no one likes having hard, confrontational conversations. But we must do what God says in His Word.
Scotland’s national unemployment rate (pre-COVID) was 4.5%. In the schemes, it’s anywhere from 25–30%.
The balance between spontaneous and structured is difficult to strike. But we must remain committed to both.
Many come to the inner-city all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Then reality hits.
Some people think that Christianity is a way to an easier, happier life. But that is false.
Life on a scheme necessitates a level of intentional discipleship that is, in many ways, unique to doing ministry here.