Archive for August, 2014

Reducing my Facebook use

August 22nd, 2014

One of the things I decided to do this year is reduce my personal Facebook use. Slowly I have been using it less and sharing less. Several months ago I chopped my friends list down to people I would have a coffee with at my kitchen table. This meant they were friends who I knew […]

Really planting a church

August 18th, 2014

Over the years I have heard of so many different ways to do church and how people start new churches. One of my favourite stories comes from Africa. A few years ago I was talking with a Minister from Africa who was new to Australia. He told me how in some remote areas how they […]

Engaging those around you

August 17th, 2014

I was reading a blog yesterday about a missional conference the person went to. One of the speakers posed this question to the audience… “Turn to the person sitting next to you,” he said, “and tell them the names of your neighbors on every side of your house (or apartment) and share one story about […]

Paul’s prayer for spiritual wisdom

August 15th, 2014

In Ephesians 1:15-23 we see Paul’s prayer for spiritual wisdom for the Ephesian church. In this passage he says “I pray” several times. 1. Paul prayed for spiritual wisdom and insight so they might grow in their knowledge of God. “I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, […]

Spiritual blessings

August 14th, 2014

In Ephesians 1:3-11 NLT there is a section titled, “Spiritual blessings”. It is about the spiritual blessings we have in Christ. In verse 3 Paul says, “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ”. […]