Reflections on New Wine 2014 – 6

2014-34.1 John 16:33 Monday, August 18, 2014 Jesus’ call to “come” is a call to enter a battle Simon Guillebaud IN THIS post (which is a bit long, apologies, but it’s a good story and it doesn’t split well) I am talking some more about Simon Guillebaud’s call to Burundi, the subject of a message…

Securing Walls and Gates 4

2013-47.4 Nehemiah 2:4-13 Thursday, November 21, 2013 Risk analysis and permissions in a spiritual context ONE OF the not-so-fun things about organising a community event that takes church ‘outside the walls’ and into the public domain, is that someone from the council will want to talk about permissions and see a statement of the risk…

Vision, Mission and Values 4

2013-38.4 Matthew 14:25-32 …“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water”… Thursday, September 19, 2013 The five most common vision-killers THE POINT about vision is that it is meant to be a bit of a stretch, a reaching-out to something that is not quite in our grasp. If…

The empowering of Pentecost 10

2 Timothy 1:5-7 Friday, May 24, 2013 Sticking points (3 of 3) Paul wrote to Timothy: “I am reminded of your sincere faith… For this reason, fan [kindle] into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but…