A Fathers Day Sermon

Here is a sermon I preached today on Romans 8:14-19 and Galatians 4:3-7You can listen to or download the sermon here:1. A crisis of Fatherhood1 in 4 families of children in the UK have only one parent living at home 90% of the time that is the mother Some people stigmatise single mothers. But don't stigmatise the parent who stayed. Stigmatise the one who left! Many men desert their children. Fatherhood is the greatest delight of a man’s life, but it is also his biggest c … [Read more...]

GUEST POST: Paul’s curse on those who preach another gospel (Galatians 1)

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This blog is adapted from a chapter in Phil Moore’s new devotional commentary, “Straight to the Heart of Galatians to Colossians”, published this month by Monarch Books.ONE STAPLE“If we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1:8)David Nowitz had tried very hard. The Society for Family Health in Johannesburg had never had such a conscientious marketing manager. He had managed to secure government … [Read more...]

Galatians to Revelation on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

I conclude my list of verses on the charismatic issue by sharing some verses from the rest of the New Testament. On Monday I will be blogging about something very different, God willing. If I have missed any important verses please do let me know. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8)Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are … [Read more...]

“Remember the poor” – by Simon Pettit

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This is a sermon that changed a movement. Anybody who has been in the same family of churches as me for any length of time will probably have heard mention of this sermon by Simon Pettit. Until now it has not been available to watch online. This really was a transforming message, and as a direct result of this sermon countless ministries to help the poor were started by Newfrontiers churches. The impact of this talk is still being felt today many years later.If you are an Evangelical who is … [Read more...]

Where does a Christian's joy come from? How should it be expressed in our worship?

This is now the third post in a series based on an edited transcript of my recent sermon on the Life of Joy.Today we ask, where does this joy come from? and how should it be expressed?1 Thessalonians 1:5 speaks of ‘…joy of the Holy Spirit’. It is joy that is both in the Holy Spirit and it is joy that is from the Holy Spirit.Galatians 5 lists the fruit of the Holy Spirit: love, JOY, peace, patience… Those things are indivisible and if you want a life of joy, study Galatians 5 and ask God to … [Read more...]

Killing newborn babies is perfectly logical – after birth abortion

Ethicists in the British Medical Journal have seriously and chillingly argued that what they call after birth abortions should be legal whenever an abortion in the womb would have been. As this article from the Daily Mail points out this argument fatally undermines the case for abortion itself:"Ill come to why her argument is so important in a moment. First, the facts steel yourself - this is grim. Francesca Minerva, from Melbourne University and sometime of our very own Oxford, and her … [Read more...]

Piper What the New Birth Does For Us

John Piper is a great preacher—not just to listen to, but also to watch. I find God stirring my heart through him every time I play one of his videos. It also reminds me of what I'm aiming for when I preach, which is "logic on fire." I pray that God will draw many into his purposes in the way he has drawn John Piper.Today I want to highlight one of the sermons in his series on the new birth - Why Do We Need To Be Born Again? (Part 2). Here is an excerpt of this excellent sermon, which serves a … [Read more...]

Should Christians Circumcise Their Sons?

This is the third part in my short series on multiculturalism. The first two in the series can be found here: Multiculturalism—You Are What You Eat?Does Multiculturalism Mean I Have To Eat Blood?When you mix with a number of different nationalities, you begin to realize that cultural differences are more complicated than you appreciated. They can also extend to quite surprising areas of life. One such area is that of whether or not it's a good idea to circumcise baby boys.In the UK this practice … [Read more...]

John Piper's Biblical Antidote to Lust

John Piper rarely gets starker than he does in the following quote. His biblical remedy for lust? Well, it's simple really. Understand that unless you are one of those who fights lust with all your heart, you were never truly saved. The quote begins with a question from someone who heard one of his sermons: “Are you saying then that a person can lose his salvation?” In other words, if Jesus used the threat of hell to warn about the seriousness of lust, does that mean that a Christian can per … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Terry Virgo on Philip (Acts 8)

This is the final set of notes I will post. But come back over the next week or two for a series of video interviews, and over this weekend for some notes from other talks Driscoll will be giving around London. As mp3s are posted, we will also be adding download links to the individual summary pages, but you can also check online or subscribe to the podcast.The final main session of the Brighton Leaders' Conference was taken by Terry Virgo. More posts from this conference can be found on my … [Read more...]


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