Excellent – So often we underestimate the value of the past. History = His story … The story of Christ as His influence spread across the earth.


It was John Winthrop, Governor of Massachusetts in the early seventeenth century who uttered the phrase used by so many politicians since.

For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world. 

President Reagan, of course, used it in his great farewell address to the Nation on 11 January 1989, when he thanked the American people for ‘the chance to serve’. How much, in that simple phrase, he caught the essence of Christian leadership – that he who is first should be the servant of all. There was no arrogance of power and office in President Reagan. He came from…

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