Lessons from the Master 1

2014-45.1 John 4:7-9 Monday, November 3, 2014 Bridge the chasm   It could have looked like this… John 4:7-9 NIVWhen a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a…

The Gospel Bridge 5

2014-44.5 Psalm 99:9 Friday, October 31, 2014 The difference between a holy God and us Where would you put yourself on the Morality Ladder, between evil murderers at bottom and a holy God at the top, with Mother Teresa (MT), and Billy Graham (BG) in the above-centre ground? Psalm 99:9 (NIV)Exalt the LORD our God and…

The Gospel Bridge 4

2014-44.4 Colossians 2:13-15 Thursday, October 30, 2014 Don’t strive to do what’s been done This serviette sketch is really simple, but it packs a truth punch ALL OF US budding evangelists need to master the little serviette-drawing exercise of The Bridge. It is the standard picture that fits with the evangelistic conversation. So much of…

The Gospel Bridge 3

2014-44.3 Acts 4:12 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Communicating the bridge The classic bridge diagram – simple enough to sketch on a serviette while you talk. This version is courtesy of Bill Hybels’ Just Walk Across the Room. WE have been contrasting our own bridge-building efforts with God’s story of a bridge already built and open.…

The Gospel Bridge 2

2014-44.2 Ephesians 2:8 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 What the Gospel isn’t The Mackinac Straits bridge that links Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas across five miles of water. Ephesians 2:8 NIVFor it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…  YESTERDAY we explored why the relatively…

The Gospel Bridge 1

2014-44.1 Isaiah 53:1 Monday, October 27, 2014 Do you believe the message?   The difference between beliefs we profess and the values we live by can be like the ancient Greek actors’ masks                                            …

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…