READ “But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” Acts 9:15-16 “Up to this word they listened to him. Then they raised their voices and said, “Away with … Continue reading ACTS 22: NO AIRBAGS REQUIRED!
Today, as I return from a two week break, I read the following prayer as part of my morning devotions. What a great way to start a new term: O Lord of the oceans, my little bark sails on a restless sea, Grant that Jesus may sit at the helm and steer me safely; Suffer no adverse currents to divert my heavenward course; Let not … Continue reading I ask great things…
“Listen to how the fourth-century Roman historian Eusebius described the early Christian named Sanctus, when Sanctus stood before his torturers in the year AD 177: “with such determination did he stand up to their onslaughts that he would not tell them his own name, race, and birthplace or whether he was slave or free. To every question re replied, in Latin, ‘I am a Christian.’ … Continue reading My ultimate allegiance
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 … Continue reading Making Much Of Jesus
“We simply aim to bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of God’s glory” (John Piper) One day all mission will cease. One day social action will no longer be necessary. One day healing will be redundant. Yet for all of eternity we have been invited to a banquet of making much of Jesus. As a result, right now we’ve got the opportunity to help thousands and … Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: Making much of Jesus