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Book Give Away!

I wrote a new book which came out last Easter just after the first lockdown started, and so, well, even I sort of forgot about it. But, I eventually got my hands on a few copies, so, I'd like to give two of them away.  The book is about the theology of the founders of the Apostolic Church, so it should hopefully be of interest to Apostolic pastors, which means one of the copies is reserved for any pastor in the Apostolic Church. The other copy is for anyone in the UK (because international postage is too expensive, sorry!). Here's the link to enter the competition. (I've never tried making a competition before, so sorry if it's not the most slick!) There are four ways to enter.  1) Subscribe to the blog by email. 2) Follow me on Twitter. 3) Tweet about the competition using via the competition page above.  4) For the pastor copy, any pastor can email me at the address in the Apostolic Church UK Staff Address Book.  You can see the full table of contents on the Google b

Some excellent advice for writers of worship songs

To Christ the Lord let every tongue
Its noblest tribute bring
When He’s the subject of the song
Who can refuse to sing?
Survey the beauties of His face
And on His glories dwell
Think of the wonder of His grace
And all His triumphs tell

These words were written by Sammuel Stennet in the 18th Century. In fact they were the original first part of the hymn we know today as 'Majestic Sweetness sits enthroned' (if anyone still has a Redemption Hymnal, it's No. 191).

Even though the words are 200 years old, Stennet's advice is just as true today. Our worship should focus on the person and work of Christ - HIS glory, HIS grace, and HIS triumphs.
'When HE's the subject of the song, who can refuse to sing?'