Acts 2: Being Charismatic

This article was first published on our church website READ In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.” (Acts 2:17-18) THINK In … Continue reading Acts 2: Being Charismatic

Preaching in the Power of the Spirit

Edmund Clowney once asked Martyn Lloyd-Jones how he might know if he was preaching in the Power of the Spirit. What a response from Lloyd-Jones: “On one occasion I had tea with Martyn Lloyd-Jones in London, and decided to ask him a question that concerned me. “Dr Lloyd-Jones,” I asked, “How can I tell whether I am preaching in the energy of the flesh or … Continue reading Preaching in the Power of the Spirit

Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

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 Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of … Continue reading Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

Making much of Jesus in a growing and changing environment

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 this type of church: Grace, Love and Spirit. “May the … Continue reading Making much of Jesus in a growing and changing environment