Season of hope and reconciliation 2

2014-51.2 Luke 1:51-53 Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Stuck in a rut The motorcycle proficiency test calls for tight control – not easy on a big bike Luke 1:51-52He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts… but has lifted up the humble.  WE all want hope – we all want that confident expectation…

Season of hope and reconciliation 1

2014-51.1 Romans 15:13 Monday, December 15, 2014 The God of hope Window of a patisserie in Carpentras, Provence. Our ‘shop window’ is essentially one, very attractive, item on display Rom. 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope…

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…

Live Strong: Community as a Body 3

2014-10.3 Philippians 2:3, Romans 12:10 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Preferring one another   Bethel team pastor Danny Silk’s book Culture of Honor is a must-read, coming out of an ongoing experience of sustained revival and presence of the Holy Spirit – a key to which, Danny says, is the church body relating in a Christlike…

Being a disciple 2: Transformed relationships

2013-39.2   John 13:34-35 Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Love as Jesus loved   – A question up front: When did you first experience God’s love? WHEN you step up, with trepidation, and God shows up, despite all your doubts and fears, that is often a transforming moment. Bill Hull, who originated this material, tells a…