The basics: Living the kingdom 2

2015-09.2 Matthew 6:1-4 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Bigging who up?   Too often, overseas mission is portrayed as our achievements and generosity in giving – which swamps the understanding of partnership in God’s kingdom order. THE KINGDOM of God works on the basis of submission to the Father and agreement among His children. So why…

Lessons from the Master 2

2014-45.2 John 4:7 Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Ask a question! I Jesus and people not like him WE know that Jesus intentionally moved towards people who were different from him. Tax collectors, women of low reputation, Roman soldiers and other Gentiles, lepers and other outcasts – He was compassionate to all of them. So how…

Connecting for Jesus 1

2014-42.1 Colossians 4:5-6 Monday, October 13, 2014 On Mission with Jesus A good place to fill up, but you don’t want to sit in your car here all day – it’s not your destination Colossians 4:5-6Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of thetime. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt,so…

Witnessing the Lordship of Jesus 3

2014-41.3 Luke 10:5-6 Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Different threshholds and ways over them Willow Creek auditorium – you can remain relatively anonymous in a congregation of this size. Many bring their friends, knowing that it will be a quality experience for them. Less well known is that the church relies on a huge network of…

New Wine gathering with Ann Coles 2

2014-22.5 Acts 2:8-12 Friday, June 6, 2014 Prophecy and mission “Each hear them in our own language…” Not just ethnicity and culture, but the diverse ‘tribal strands’ of those more like us. Acts 2:8 and 11-12 (NASB)And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born…… We…

Foretold: A Call to the Jesus Ministry 3

2913-44.3 Isaiah 61:1 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Free to be and free to go Free to go: Diminutive Gladys Aylward was born in Edmonton, North London, and worked as a maid in domestic service. She wasn’t considered educated enough for missionary service, but used all her savings to get a train ticket overland to pre-communist…

Listening Room – your own

2013-31.5 Luke 5:16, John 7:39 Friday, August 2, 2013 Define your own Listening Room time and space   SPECIAL TIME, SPECIAL PLACE REMEMBER the story about the Japanese pastor who had a cabin in his garden which was his Listening Room? It’s a nice idea – but not practicable for everyone. What’s important is to…