Getting Real About Jesus

One thing about Jesus that is not in dispute is that He was often pretty blunt. One time He told some of the highly respected religious (church) leaders that they were a “brood of vipers (snakes)!” Now that was blunt! He also bluntly told them they were hypocrites and all talk, for their hearts were…

Throw Away The Box – Acts 16:6-10

Throw Away The Box – Acts 16:6-10 God’s Vision – Not! Disrupted Travel Plans Good Ministry But God’s? – Not! Negative Guidance The Better Vision The StarTrek Vision Paul’s Vision Disrupted Ask God! An ‘Armstrong’ Moment The Vision Big League In The Mind Of The Spirit A Shocking Vision ‘Why Be Anglican?’ A Relevant Story…

The Giveaway – 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 9:6-15

The Giveaway – 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 9:6-15 Also try and watch Rob Bell’s NOOMA  Rich | 013 Generosity The Macedonian Example Overflowing The Hyundai Christian How Much? A Privilege Seek to Excel The Giveaway Talk or Walk? A Test of Sincerity A Truly Christian Characteristic The Laughing Heart Attitude No Reluctance The Giveaway Of The…

Oh Lord, It’s So Hard To Be Humble

I came across this song by Mac Davis on the Web last week and was  reminded of one of the characteristics that Christians are to be growing in i.e. humility.  The song makes the point however as to how hard that actually is! In the New Testament, to be humble has the sense of subjecting…

Love The Stranger

One of the characteristics of a Christian community, indeed part of God’s   vision for such a community, is that the members should be becoming more and more like Christ.  This will be shown by, as the apostle Paul puts it, increasingly ‘to have our minds set on what the Spirit desires’ not what our sinful…

Vision For Community – 1 Peter 4:1-11

Vision For Community – 1 Peter 4:1-11 Attitude For Community A Spiritual House Shock, Horror For Worship Attitude Of Christ Suffer A Reason For Thanksgiving The Fact Of Judgement The End Is Coming Oil Of Community Above All – Love Like An Athlete The Oil Of Relationships Action For Community Need For Exercise Love Strangers…

A Tale Of Two Visions! – Genesis 11:1-9; 12:1-7

A Tale Of Two Visions! – Genesis 11:1-9; 12:1-7 Vision By Bob The Builder A Great Vision Arrogance Self Glorification To Be Like God Make A Name Self Constructed Security God Pulls The Pin Vision By Theo & Son(s) Failure Of Creation Enterprises An Unlikely Candidate Not Vision Easy Heavy Irony Obedience Build Vision The…

An Inconvenient Truth

This is the title of a docu-movie produced at the instigation of Al Gore, formerly Vice President of the USA. The substance of the movie is the alleged ‘truth’  (inconvenient for some) that global warming is a man-made problem. Whether this is true or not is debated by many but that is not the point…