Friday, January 29, 2016
God has a mission. God’s mission is to redeem a broken creation, broken as a result of sin and disobedience. He has done this through the life, death, resurrection and exaltation of Jesus and through the gift of the Spirit to God’s people. And He has done all this in order to bring creation back into its perfect order. Of course, I speak here of God’s final Kingdom, but the challenge of God’s people is to live into that kingdom now. That is God’s mission, and because God has a mission, there is a church. Because God has a mission, there is the local church.
Therefore, it follows that the church exists for mission. Mission is to the church what flames are to the fire … no flames, no fire. No mission, no church. What is our mission? Our mission must be to align with God’s mission. And what is God’s mission?
Sunday, January 17, 2016
We continue our journey through Acts. As you might know Acts, or the Book of Acts, is properly called The Acts of the Apostles … but really its most accurate name ought to be The Acts of God Through the Apostles … because that is what the book is about: What God did, and still does, when the Church is set on fire by His Holy Spirit, or … what God does when individuals are set on fire by the Holy Spirit. The person recognised as the leader of the 18th century evangelical
Friday, January 15, 2016
The intriguing thing about Pilate is the degree to which he tried to do the good thing rather than the bad. He commands our moral attention not because he was a bad man, but because he was so nearly a good man. One can imagine him agonising, seeing that Jesus had done nothing wrong, and wishing to
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016
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