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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Reflecting again on:

Luke 18:18-30 and the failure of the rich young ruler.

1. He failed to be broken by the truth about himself, about his pride and about his idolatry.

2. He failed to be humbled by the power of God to meet him at his point of real need to be right with God.

3. He failed to be transformed by the generous and gracious love of Jesus. 

He was invited to make all his resources available to God's purpose among the poor and to simply follow Jesus

Jesus was on His way to the cross and the invitation was to follow him to the Cross. The Cross is the place of truth about our real brokenness, sin and need for mercy. It is the place of trust in the power of God for forgiveness and the gift of true righteousness. and it is the place of spiritual transformation through the generosity of God in pouring out his love in justice, mercy and grace.

Stay close to the Cross!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Our Passion

1. A fresh move of the Holy Spirit compelling us to radical action
2. A focus on God's priority to bring release to the crushed and the afflicted
3. An authentic faith that is demonstrated at home, work and place of worship
4. A foundation that is designed by God for fruitfulness in every area of life
5. A fight with the world, flesh and the devil to the end

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Authentic faith

1. It is centered in our relationship with Christ
2. It will be tested through the troubles of life
3. It can be evident in our daily choices.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Seven touch points:

1. Live for His glory – True worship

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Romans 12:1

2. Discover the way of the humble

He leads the humble in what is right,

   and teaches the humble his way.

Psalm 25:9

3. Embrace  love and  forgiveness

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,  bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Col 3:12 - 14
4. Trust in His Lordship and reliability.

 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
   and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
   and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes;
   fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
   and refreshment to your bones.
Proverbs 3:5 - 8

5. Walk together in the reality of His presence
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7
6. Be filled with the Holy Spirit

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
Acts: 4:31

7. Live Good News everywhere and in everything

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one Spirit, with one mind, striving side by side for the faith fo the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents.

Phil 1:27 – 28