Reflections on New Wine 2015 – 5

2014-33.5 Isaiah 40:8 Friday, August 15, 2014 Community church – Part 3: Practice Mark Melluish at New Wine 2014   The timeless gospel, spoken into a rapidly changing context:1 Peter 1:24-25All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the…

Setting Captives Free 5

2014-13.5 James 5:15-16 Friday, April 4, 2014 My small picture and our big picture Leafy green, but there are needs – and spiritual strongholds – as there are in every area. Being real about sin, turning from it and renouncing it brings freedom and healing for us as (grateful) individuals. Then we can do some…

Leading the Way of Community 10

2014-11.5 Psalm 129:8The blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord! Friday, March 14, 2014 Words spoken are powerful to bring change Ffald-y-Brenin overlooks the Gwaun Valley and looks up to Carn Ingli, the Mountain of Angels, where St Brynach was in the habit of spending time…

Leading the Way of Community 9

2014-11.4 Luke 11:2 Thursday, March 13, 2014 Speak it out to bless the community We all come into the kingdom carrying some baggage from the previous life. Building community starts with us being free of what we were carrying – then we can bless our community and see people become free to receive God’s love…

Leading the Way of Community 8

2014-11.3 Revelation 3:17-20 Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Community blockers: the barrier of self-sufficiency Mr Paxton Sr (Craig T. Nelson) remonstrates with Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) in a scene from The Proposal Rev. 3:17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, ublind,…

Leading the Way of Community 7

2014-11.2 1 John 4:11-12 Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Love deficits – recognising them and making the deficits complete  A T-shirt we’ve all worn – but deficits are swiftly made complete 1 John 4:11-12 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but…

Leading the Way of Community 6

2014-11.1 Psalm 94:19; 1 John 4:18 Monday, March 10, 2014 The community blocker 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. WE HEARD a really good preach this weekend at Speen…