The Testimony Podcast

People of faith telling the stories that matter from their lives

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November 04, 2021 00:46:04
25. Your identity is in Christ. With Worship Leader and Entrepreneur Andrew Mitchell

25. Your identity is in Christ. With Worship Leader and Entrepreneur Andrew Mitchell

Welcome to episode 25 of the Testimony Podcast. My guest for this episode is the Worship Leader, Songwriter and entrepreneur, Andrew Mitchell. Andrew grew up in a tiny village just outside Edinburgh in Scotland, and at the age of just ten he gave his life to Christ. In his teenage years Andrew wanted to become an evangelist.  Andrew intended to go into law, but God had other ideas, directing him to go into music and worship. Andrew needed some convincing but in the end was obedient. He ended up making three albums before God called him to change direction again. Andrew and his wife then went into property development, and it is only recently that Andrew feels that he is being led back into worship leading, and he has just released a new song "For all you have" which features in this episode and can be found at:  This is his story.   "All You Have Done" is reproduced by permission from Andrew Mitchell.   ...

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October 16, 2021 00:29:33
24. When God is silent but not absent - with Nigel Langford

24. When God is silent but not absent - with Nigel Langford

Have you ever had one of those periods in your life where you’ve felt that God is completely distant and silent? You might have had times when you’ve felt so close to God you could reach out and touch Him, He’s right there, but now you find He is far away.  If you have also felt very close to Him, the distance and the silence can seem all the more perplexing. It can also make you feel like you are the only person in the world to have felt this way. Well I have good news for you, you’re not the first person to feel this, and indeed it’s a natural part of our walk with God. Neither are you on your own. When you feel that God is distant you are in fact part of a great tradition that stretches back through church history to the great men and women of the faith, and back further to New Testament times, times of adversity and sacrifice and back further still to the old testament, to the prophets and leaders of God’s chosen people. What we learn, as my guest today will testify, is that often God is silent but not absent. That we can’t hear Him or even sense Him does not mean that He is gone. Rather He is present in the wrestling and the conflict So my guest today is Nigel Langford, a former church pastor and currently Director of Domestic Mission in the UK for the Bible Society. Nigel shares with us his own experiences of wrestling with God’s silence, of partnering with God as He works in the world, and on learning the deep and profound meaning of ...

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23

September 13, 2021 01:00:34
23. "There must be a way!" with Dave Silber

23. "There must be a way!" with Dave Silber

 You know obedience to God offers us a tough but exciting path to take. Sometimes it involves giving things up, sometimes it involves taking on something new. My guest today is a man who was good at the hard subjects at school: maths, physics, that kind of thing; he’s a clever guy and he could, perhaps, have worked his way through to becoming an astronaut. But God had other ideas, and the calling for my guest was not to mathematics, engineering, and the stars but rather to creativity and to music, and to the glory of God. My guest today is Dave Silber, the man who founded the Nexus Institute of Creative Arts an organisation that teaches and forms Christian musicians and technicians for service in the Kingdom of God. Dave is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer, whose leader Richard Gamble was featured in episode 18. The Eternal Wall of answered prayer is a physical monument to answered prayer, from the past and present day, and it will located near Coventry in England. The Eternal Wall project would appreciate your support, especially if you are listening to this podcast between 13th September and October 22nd 2021 when there will be a crowdfunding campaign. You can find out more at www.eternalwall.org.uk But this is Dave’s story, a man who through faith and perseverance likes to say and live by one of his favourite phrases: “There must be a way”. ...

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August 28, 2021 00:47:51
22. Too wild for the church too tame for the world? With Susan Isaacs

22. Too wild for the church too tame for the world? With Susan Isaacs

In this episode we are going to explore what it is to contend with God, something it turns out there was quite a lot of in scirpture!. My guest today knows a thing or two about this subject, she is the writer, screenwriter and actor Susan Isaacs, author of the very topical book “Angry Conversations with God”.  In this episode Susan speaks to us from the wisdom of her experiences of wrestling with God, being honest with Him, confronting Him and finally submitting to Him. ...

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21

July 28, 2021 00:37:03
21. Trusting the God who loves you - with Amanda Gray

21. Trusting the God who loves you - with Amanda Gray

I’ve been reminded a few times recently of two deep truths of the faith, and how they are connected. The first of these is the deepest truth of all, that God loves us, each of us, you and me, whoever we are, whatever our circumstances.   The second truth, which as I say connects to this, is that God, our saviour, our friend, our Lord, longs for us to trust him, with our lives and our hearts. These two truths, of God’s love and His trustworthiness, play a significant role in this episode, where my guest, Amanda Gray tells us about the occasions when God has asked both her and her family to trust Him, and trust Him, and trust Him again. ...

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20

July 06, 2021 00:49:05
20. Finding your purpose sets you free - with Ruth Yimika Afolabi

20. Finding your purpose sets you free - with Ruth Yimika Afolabi

Episode 20 of the Testimony Podcast is a conversation with the entrepreneur and thought leader Ruth Yimika Afolabi. Ruth is the lead of Magnify, a business and a movement that offers the opportunity to explore the Christian faith in an unpressurised, engaging and creative way. Ruth’s own journey is marked by an experience of family grief, and personal challenges that caused her to wrestle with her faith, explore her doubts and ultimately come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that changed her life. ...

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