It was so good hearing the Ragamuffin Gospel being quoted on Sunday at Kingsgate. Here is a flavour of this excellent book: “When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting … Continue reading Finding Grace Among the Paradoxes of Life.
This article was first published on the Kingsgate Website In this article, I want to address how we approach giving here at Kingsgate as there is often a lot of confusion. So let me suggest a simple pattern that will help us focus on giving in a healthy way. SO HOW CAN WE HAVE A HEALTHY, BIBLICAL VIEW OF GIVING TO A LOCAL CHURCH? I generally don’t talk about giving in terms of tithing (that is the giving of 10% of your … Continue reading Giving to a local church
This article was first published on my church website In the last article we started to explore the provocative words of Jesus found in Matthew 6:19-33. We saw how: We will never have a healthy relationship with money until we have a healthy perspective on eternity. We will never have a healthy relationship with money if we think it doesn’t get any deeper than the latest iPhone … Continue reading Money, Grace and Giving (p2)
This Article was first published on my Church Website. Yesterday, I showed how Jesus spoke a lot about three interrelated words: Money, Grace and Giving. Of his parables 42% are directly related to money and possessions and I’m convinced Jesus spoke so much about these subjects because he wanted us to see the powerful relationship between the heart’s affections and the purse strings. Eternity needs to be our focus Let’s now … Continue reading Money, Grace and Giving (p2)
The following is an article I first posted on my church website In the next few articles, I’m going to be speaking about three interrelated words: Money, Grace and Giving. Now as soon as you read the words Money and Giving (and conveniently forget the middle word Grace), there are likely to be few reactions going off in people’s hearts: Oh no, not another set of articles about money Oh, I’m so glad Adam is writing about this … Continue reading Money, Grace and Giving
Over the past few days, I’ve been reading and reading the story of Jacob (later known as Israel) found in the Old Testament book of Genesis. As I’ve unpacked the story, one simple phrase keeps running through my mind “what a car crash of a life”. Again and again you are forced to groan as you see the messed up, deceptive, destructive, corrosive behaviour of … Continue reading Jacob: Sovereign Grace Displayed