Monthly Archives: February 2012

How God spells LOVE

I’ve seen it from R T Kendall.  Children spell love T.I.M.E.  Perhaps God also spells love T.I.M.E. The Holy Spirit has been showing me how I need to be surrendered to Him every moment.  It’s just wishful thinking to be … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend

There are often times when I feel that I will be better at the weekend.  That I’m dragging myself through each day just to get to that time-out, those hours where the seconds don’t matter, where I’m not evaluating what … Continue reading

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Homage to Hardy

He has to be one of my favourite poets – quite extraordinary.  A powerful novelist, even great; a mighty short story writer… but a poet above all.  Here’s a good one: Afterwards When the present has latched its postern behind … Continue reading

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Reaching twentysomethings

I listened this morning to an itunes u podcast (this is my latest discovery) by Mike Pilavachi (recorded last year) addressing theology students at Ridley Hall, on how to reach twenty somethings.  His talk interested me enough to want to … Continue reading

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From the Centre to the Edges

“Lord, I choose to be sold out to you today. Let me cross paths with those who need to see how your power transforms a life. Let me put others ahead of myself. Rejecting the feebleness of this world, help … Continue reading

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I Believe in Preaching

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  2 Tim 2:15 This is a touchstone of a verse for those who are entrusted with preaching … Continue reading

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My soul waits silently for God

“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”  2 Tim 1:3 John Stott remarks in a book I am currently reading that: “It is surely one of the most characteristic failures of us Christians, not least … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts and the Glory of God

Originally posted on Provocations & Pantings:
Last night, I taught on the nature and purposes of spiritual gifts.  One particular point I tried to elaborate was this: a church passionate about the glory of God will be passionate about the…

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Mentoring is in the Bible!

“And the things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”  2 Tim 2:2 My NIV Inclusive Version refers to ‘reliable people’ who are ‘qualified’ to … Continue reading

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Guarding the Treasure

“Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”  2 Tim 1:14 We need to be jealous about the gospel.  There are too many occasions where … Continue reading

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