Thank you for following us! Here’s a countdown of the ten most-read posts on Explore’s website in 2018:
Both Number Ten and Number One were quotes from the same writer, Danny Silk. In 2017 I’d been reading his book Keep Your Love On. Here, in the tenth most read article of 2018, he reflects on the aeroplane safety instructions to put an oxygen mask on yourself before you try to help others. You’ll be a better person if you have taken care of yourself first. Find it here.
Philippians 4:6 says ‘Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing’. Here’s an image and the broader passage. Number Nine.
One of our favourite new songs in 2018 was Rend Collective’s Counting Every Blessing. For the eighth most popular post of the year, we put together some images of some of the lyrics, this post. More here, here, here, here and here.
Philippians 2:13 says God himself is the one who’s at work among you, who provides both the will and the energy to enable you to do what pleases him. Number seven was an image with this passage. Watch it here.
Number five was the video, text and reflections of Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon from the May Royal Wedding. Watch it here. It had more than fifty views.
Number four is a great story from theologian C. Baxter Kruger written about Jesus being in the Father, and Him in us, and us in Him. You can read it here.
Number three is Father Ray Kelly’s X Factor audition. I love it when someone does something for Jesus and prime time television audiences applaud. Watch the video here.
Number two was the song Even the darkness is light to you from singer songwriter Michael W Smith. Find it here.
Number one was a quote from Danny Silk’s Keep Your Love On about moving towards others, even when we are scared. It had well over a hundred views. See it here.
The Explore website had nearly ten thousand views in 2018, more than ever before. We posted 360 times. Thank you for following us; Please tell your friends, and click ‘Add comment’ on any post to add your own thoughts and start a conversation and help build the community.