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May 19, 2013

‘Us’ and ‘Them’ No More

'Us' and 'Them' No More

Not all ministry and mission comes from the best motives. Amazingly, God stills hit the target even when the stick is bent. So lose the competitive spirit, and ask for the Lord’s grace to flourish in everyone ministering in Jesus’ name

May 12, 2013

When the going gets tough

When the going gets tough

(Mothers Day Service) No matter how bad your circumstances, they need not be a barrier to ministry and mission. Paul was in prison, but this letter is filled with joy as Paul sees the Gospel flourishing in mission, ministry and people’s lives. 2000 years later, this remains a powerful testimony to grace flourishing in Paul’s […]

April 28, 2013

Why Love Changes Things

Why Love Changes Things

A powerful example of how a leader prays for his people. Challenge for elders, pastors, ministry leaders. This prayer flows out of what he see the Phil church doing. Notice how love flourishes: in knowledge and depth of insight relevant to what is best, pure and what causes fruitfulness to flourish.

April 21, 2013

Together Forever

Together Forever

Christian fellowship is defined by a deep bond of unity ‘all of you share God’s grace with me’ and ‘I have you in my heart’. There is no dynamic of control or manipulation here, but sheer care for the people God has placed in Paul’s care. A profoundly Christlike image (see John 17). This affection […]

April 14, 2013

Gospel Partners

Gospel Partners

Paul’s rich prayer flows from how he sees the Gospel flourishing in people. The Philippian church is young, but it’s powering on: When God starts something he brings it to a flourishing finish. Pauls’ absolute confidence is not based in circumstance or people’s ability, but in the God who works in people. Paul’s concept of […]

April 7, 2013

A Flourishing Life – Intro

A Flourishing Life - Intro

God’s grace causes reality to change: people become holy, leaders become empowered, and the most palpable effect of God’s work in people is that they receive grace and peace in the Gospel. God’s work causes people, his church, and his mission to flourish. This is not success or prosperity as we understand it, but God’s […]

March 31, 2013

He is not here; he has risen!

He is not here; he has risen!

Easter Sunday Service The forsakenness and raw terror of Friday is on Sunday replaced with “Do not fear – he has risen”. With the voice of the angel, the grieving women are in a moment overtaken with joy, awe and wonder. While Jesus’ rising again was totally unexpected by the disciples (despite their being told […]

March 29, 2013

Why have you forsaken me?

Why have you forsaken me?

Good Friday Service We turn briefly form what other are saying to Jesus to listen to what he says to his father. The humiliation of Jesus descends to its most horrible and ugliest worst: the Father turns his back on his son. Why? Who is Jesus that this should happen? In this darkest moment we […]

March 10, 2013

If you are the Son of God…

If you are the Son of God...

The people of ancient Jerusalem were used to making fun of the crucified. As this crowd mocks Jesus there is something else going on: the evil one is making a last ditch effort to pry Jesus away from his mission. His insistent voice is that Jesus does not deserve the Cross, and that the son […]

March 3, 2013

To God Alone be the Glory (Solo Deo gloria)

To God Alone be the Glory (Solo Deo gloria)

Solo Deo Gloria calls us to live and work for the sort of world that God delights in. This is certainly a challenge, but it’s also a glorious privilege, providing for us the most stimulating life possible! What could be better that addressing the chaos and pain around us with the love, mercy and reconciliation […]

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