How can we deepen our practice of prayer? How can we move from a formulaic prayer ‘rut’ into the language of the heart? We all want to have a better prayer life, but how can we achieve that? Lord, teach us to pray.
Views of the Sabbath range from a full on prohibition of work or business to pretty much anything goes. So what are we to make of the 4th Commandment? Is it the only command that doesn’t seem to apply anymore (when all the others clearly do!)? God has not changed, and life is not getting […]
Fasting? How does it connect with growing in Christ? What does a discipline of abstinence mean in a culture that, well, has everything, and in spades? How can the practice of fasting deepen our walk with Jesus and fan our spiritual passion into flame?
We all know life is busy, and probably more busy than we care to admit. So: what can we do? Scripture presents us with examples of solitude which draw us into its true purpose. This won’t be a matter of doing more, but it may involve doing some things differently…
Coming Sunday I will introduce a new series called “Come Thirsty”. This series will explore different ways we can go deeper with Jesus – and who doesn’t need that? My first message this Sunday will look at how our lives complicate our faith, and contrast that with what we find in God’s word.
On Sunday, Peter Abetz will be installed as an Elder here at Gateway. With that in mind I want to see what the Bible says about the heart and task of a leader. The images Paul uses are both warm and purposeful, showing why leadership – in any context – is something to be aspired […]
One of our strengths is helping people out. We’ll mow their lawn, bake a cake, look after their dog – with just about anything we are there. So, as we do that, how can we use those opportunities to share the good news of Jesus? Is it even right to want to do that? Or […]
Ever been in the middle of a conversation and realised ‘I really have to say something here, because if I don’t this person will get the wrong idea bout Jesus’ – and yet you also know if things don’t work out you may lose your friend. What will you do? How should you respond? This […]
This Sunday we continue our series on different ways to share the good news. This week we’re looking at how Paul does so on Mars Hill, and how his approach guides us as we seek to do the same. There will also be some resources to check out.
This Sunday we continue our series on different ways to share the good news. This week we’re looking at using our own story, and we’ll learn from Paul, and also hear from Michael Claes, who will chat with Dave about how to have hope even at the hardest times. All this impacts on how we […]