in 1 Peter 4 we see four clear attributes of healthy church life: “Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace […]
The following is a beautifully challenging line from one of the prayers from ‘The valley of vision’ (a collection of puritan prayers and devotions): “I will not love a world that crucified him, neither cherish nor endure the sin that put him to grief.”
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 […]
On Sunday 19th March, I’m going to be finishing off my three part series on what a community would look like that is saturated in the world shaping cultures of grace, love/identity and fellowship of the Spirit as prayed for in the benediction at the end of Second Corinthians: May the grace of the Lord Jesus […]
On Sunday I kicked off part 1 of a three part series looking at a the culture of a church that looks to make much of Jesus in a constantly growing and changing environment. I think 2 Cor 13:14 gives us a wonderful picture of three world defining realities that are needed to shape the culture of […]
In ‘Leap over the wall’ by Eugene Peterson there is fabulous quote on the personal nature of God as seen through the lens of the Old Testament: “the Ark didn’t have magical properties. When the Hebrews treated it (and later the Temple) that way–as a source of power or good luck–the prophets did their best […]
This is a brilliant must watch video The Story of Ian & Larissa from Desiring God on Vimeo.