It is easy for pastors to commend themselves and boast in the size of their church or their budgets or how many converts they have or the amount of staff that they serve with. So, when we think of Super Apostles or Spiritual Predators, we first have to be aware of boasting. Of course, someone […]
When Zechariah heard the amazing news that he would become a parent he didn’t say, “I don’t believe it!” with a kind of “I do believe it, but I find it really amazing” but “I really don’t believe the words of the angel Gabriel.” In fact, he didn’t believe the words of God to him! […]
Kent Hughes in his commentary writes this… “Whereas chapters 1-9 were directed to the repentant majority of Corinth, chapter 10 – 13 focus on the unrepentant minority. Paul now goes to war against rebellion.” (p. 180). Paul has suffered hit after hit, insult after insult from his detractors. To give you a brief rundown of […]
In the final part of our series on disciple-making we consider where Disciples are to be made. The short answer is anywhere! Wherever there are people, there is an opportunity to do something or say something that can potentially move someone step closer to God – whether a believer or not. The sermon considers that […]
This is the fourth sermon on the five convictions of The Vine Project which we are doing as a church. The theme is that disciples make other disciples by the grace of God and through the working of the Holy Spirit. The first part of the sermon looks at hindrances to this!