The Going is Good 2

2014-39.2 Luke 9:1-3 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Going and trusting in God’s providence Auntie Ruth’s missionary service in the Amazon jungle: “…a fund of scary stories, including small aircraft that crash landed, being left without food for days at a time and brushes with dangerous-looking tribespeople…” One who did respond in a far-reaching way to…

The Call to Make Disciples 5

2014-38.5 Isaiah 52:15 Friday, September 19, 2014 Tribal differences Our society is made up of more tribes, and more voices, than we realise.  THE Greek phrase panta te ethne in the command to go and make disciples literally means make disciples of all kinds of people. This cuts through some of the religious layers we…

The Call to Make Disciples 4

2014-38.4 Matthew 28:19 Thursday September 18, 2014 Going where? Not a lot happens without prayer but the “Go!” command must mean more than support for overseas mission. “GO and make disciples of all nations…” is one of those Bible phrases that has memories for me. A well-worn church hall with lighting designed for economy rather…

The Call to Make Disciples 3

2014-38.3 Matthew 28:19-20 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 “Doing the stuff” 1   David and Mary Pytches were the founders of New Wine 25 years ago and worked closely with John Wimber, who was passionate about training people to do what Jesus did. Matthew 28:19-20 The Message (my emphasis added)Go out and TRAIN everyone you meet,…

The Call to Make Disciples 2

2014-38.2 Matthew 28:19 Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The five purposes that define a disciple Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life is his best-selling Biblical take on how understanding our purpose helps us grow as a disciple of Jesus A DISCIPLE is someone who has been with Jesus, heard from Him, got the message in a…

The Call to Make Disciples 1

#####2014-38.1 ##Matthew 28:18-20 #Monday, September 15, 2014 ##Gospel messengers head out #####Carrying the message wherever we are sent – with a degree of vulnerability AFTER considering “What is the Gospel” from various angles over past days, “What is a disciple” is a natural follow on to start this week as we consider Jesus’ call to…

In line for the Great Commission 1

2014-18.1 Luke 24:47 Bank Holiday Monday May 5, 2014 Just tell the gospel like it is! Giovanni Pisano set the design for the facade sculptures of the cathedral, or Duomo, of Pisa but his masterwork is said to be the white marble pulpit with its nine dramatic scenes from the New Testament. He dashed off this…