Archive for June, 2013

Taking up your cross

June 29th, 2013

I have been thinking about what it means to take up your cross as Jesus talks about in Matthew 16:24. It  says, “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.” For the early followers […]

Re-reading A Purpose Driven Life book

June 28th, 2013

My wife and I decided to re-read Rick Warren’s book A Purpose Driven Life the other day. We had both read it before separately, but thought we would read it together and talk about it. I first read it in 2004 with someone from church and we talked about it when we caught up. It […]

Atheist churches?

June 25th, 2013

I read an article this morning about how humanist communities or churches that are being set up at various places around the world. To the outsider they would look like a church service with singing, a positive message, offerings and encouragement to be involved in the community. There is only one difference – no God! […]

Revised and updated Discipleship Booklet

June 24th, 2013

Just a quick post to let you know we have revised and updated our discipleship booklet. I have rewritten the introductions to each section, added a key Bible word explanation section in each study (eg Inspiration, Messiah, Intercession) and added a new study titled, “Having a Right View of Jesus Christ”. I am in the […]

Hearing from God

June 23rd, 2013

I had an interesting conversation with my Pastor today after church. We were chatting about his message and how many of the big events of the Bible grew out of people doing everyday things. The examples he used in his sermon was Philip in Acts 8 with the Ethiopian and the Chariot and Peter from […]