How to open doors 2

2014-47.5 Colossians 4:3 Friday, November 21, 2014 Catch prayers and closet prayers Gnerally speaking, open doors don’t just happen – they come as we ask God for them YESTERDAY we talked about how effective evangelism and prayer are wrapped up in each other. You don’t get open doors for evangelism without prayer – prayer leads…

How to open doors 1

2014-47.4 Colossians 4:2-6 Thursday, November 20, 2014 The key to effective evangelism The original HTB 24-7 prayer hut in November 2012 just before it opened officially. Today, considerably extended, prayer is made day and night. HTB attributes success in attracting people to Alpha to a culture of taking prayer seriously. HOW do we embrace this…

Staying friends with sinners 2

2014-47.3 Matthew 5:29 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Your own Matthew party? What a room for a party! This is ex-Rolling Stone Ronnie Woods’ former snooker room. The point is about gathering people around an activity – opulence not necessary.   THE Matthew party, according to Bill Hybels, was talked about so much in the early…

Staying friends with sinners 1

2014-47.2 Luke 5:29-31 Tuesday, November 19, 2014 Matthew’s party Contemporary art with more than a nod toward the account of Matthew Levi’s party for tax collectors and others of ill repute HAVE you ever thought what it was like for Matthew? Here was a man of some education and standing – except that he was…

What is it going to be?

2014-47.1 Romans 6:23; Acts 4:12 Monday, November 16, 2014 Knowing your quest Living the Grander Vision – in every context of life   ETERNAL realities are both timeless, because they are eternal, and timely, because they are urgent. It seems that the longer we walk with Jesus, the more urgency we feel concerning the people…

Going after bigger fish 5

2014-46.5 2 Corinthians 9:7b Friday, November 14, 2014 Win the race or take the trophy? Grander Living may require us to let go of the short-term result to be sure of long term gain I USED to enjoy sailing – a good example of a sport that doesn’t involve a ball – and Bill Hybels,…

Going after bigger fish 4

2014-46.4 Luke 23:34 Thursday, November 13, 2014 Priority: people     Final agonising breath, final images in Jesus’mind – the faces of the people whose lives would be forever changed? WHEN you read the gospel accounts it’s hard not to be moved by the way Jesus showed people acceptance. Wherever He went, He was found…