Strong Community, Strong Church 5

2014-04.6 Mark 3:13-15 Saturday, January 25, 2013 What really matters: Community as those who “are with Him”. Rev David White, vicar of St Andrew’s, Chorleywood, spoke at a recent Bucks New Wine day What did Jesus seek to establish right at the beginning of His ministry? A committed, single-hearted, community “to be with Him” and that He…

Strong Community, Strong Church 4

2014-04.5 2 Chronicles 7:14 Friday, January 24, 2014 God extends grace to the particular community He calls “My people” WE SAW how this nation which Moses found himself leading was finding a way it could care for itself and sustain itself. Later that would become more established in the towns and villages which had priests…

Strong Community, Strong Church 3

2014-04.4 Proverbs 15:22 Thursday, January 23, 2014 Community is where wisdom takes shape Jethro advises his son-in-law Moses to care for people in small groups with what we today would call coaching support available to each small group leader WE SAW yesterday how Noah heard from God and set about building a vast vessel –…

Strong Community, Strong Church 2

2014-04.3 Genesis 9:8-9 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Covenant and community Genesis 9:8-9 and 11 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you… Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood. The exceedingly wealthy Victorian…

Year end 1

1 Samuel 7:12 Saturday, December 28, 2013 Marking what God has done, honouring Him 1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer [stone of help] saying, “Thus far has the Lord helped us.” ONE of the things that comes from a growing understanding of covenant, is…

Dawn of the era of ‘God With Us’ – 3

2013–51.3 Psalm 128:5, Numbers 6:23-24 Wednesday, December 18, 2013 “A good and blessed year” Horsley’s 1843 design for Sir Henry Cole drew criticism from some Christians for showing too much of the bonhomie of Christmas, although this was balanced by care for others and concern for the poor in the side panels Psalm 128:5 May…

Covenant Consciousness 3

2013-50.3 Nehemiah 9:8 and 32 Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Covenant – how to find traction in a slippery world   Extra traction – engage four-wheel-drive WE SAW in the previous post how the praise prayer of the Levites, who were assisting Ezra the priest, used a particular kind of language – and understanding what this…