Making Much Of Jesus

Over the last term, at Kingsgate Community Church, I spoke about three glorious world altering cultures found in the benediction  in 2 Corinthians 13:14: May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. These cultures are: A community of people who express the extravigant and life transforming nature of grace A people who are secure in their identity as children loved by God A people who prize fellowship with the Holy Spirit   However right at the heart of this whole idea is that every … Continue reading Making Much Of Jesus

10 & 1/2 reasons: A community of grace

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14) I believe this benediction highlights for us three world shaping realities, the first of which is grace. Grace is that lavish, extravagant and some might even say wasteful activity of God that is poured out upon undeserving people, just like me. And when this same grace is seen and outworked in a community it is utterly stunning! In fact, the world is suffocating on the poison of me and my rights. So when … Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: A community of grace