Stephen Matthew - Church Speaker, Coach, Consultant

The Truth About Christianity

‘Christianity just does not work!’ announced one of my fellow Theology students. He went on at length to basically say that in his experience, ‘Christianity does not do what it says on the tin’. It...

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Stephen Matthew - Church Speaker, Coach, Consultant

Suffering

Being a ‘teacher type’ I sometimes get asked by leaders I work with to cover very specific topics when I speak at their churches. And recently the request was, ‘Can you please speak on suffering?’ I’ll...

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Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author

Divine Infusion

I was recently wrestling to explain to a relatively new Christian how God works in us as his people. I found myself using the phrase ‘Christ in us’ a lot, because that is how the Bible describes it....

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Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author

Life’s Too Short

I am the youngest of 4 children. When I was born my siblings were 8, 10 and 16 … so there was a big gap before I came along! That led to a lot of speculation and healthy banter in the family that I...

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Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author

The Cutting Edge

Every follower of Jesus, ministry initiative and local church has a cutting edge. It is the leading edge of their advance, the point where they effectively penetrate the kingdom of darkness and advance...

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Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author

Cohesive Community

To truly represent Jesus and be the church He promised to build (Matthew 16:18), each local church must be a true community. We use the word community in many ways these days but its Latin root is the...

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Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author

Increasing PEACE

Everyone wants peace. It is a universally desired state… Whereas, dis-peace is corrosive; it eats away at our hearts, minds and relationships; it separates people one from the other, breeding fear and...

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Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author

Rooting Out Relationship Killers

Life is only ever as good as the health of your relationships. They truly enrich our lives, so must be looked after, cultivated and nurtured. It’s a bit like gardening: the soil of our relationships...

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Stephen Matthew - Church Consultant & Author

Focussed Filtered Thinking

Everything starts with a thought; the good the bad and the ugly! That’s why it‘s true to say that ‘you are what you think’ … everything comes out of your mind. As the Bible puts it, ‘As a man thinks...

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Stephen Matthew is a gifted Bible teacher, author and committed church-builder with over 35 years of experience in Christian ministry.