‘Lord Teach Me to Pray’

This post represents the confessions of someone who struggles to know how to pray but is learning.If I was given a few pounds or dollars (I don't take euro's!) every time over the last few decades I have said I want to improve my prayer life I would be a rich man. But I would be much richer still if I had been given money for the times I had either forgotten to pray, or perhaps worse, had remembered to pray but had no clue what to say. In many ways I really don't envy the atheists doing … [Read more...]

Are Christians meant to be the most miserable people on earth? NO! here's why:

Today I continue to serialise an editted transcript of a sermon I preached on joy which you can also watch or listen to.What is this joy? What is this full life? What is it?The joy God gives us is clearly not just a happy feeling, as we will see, but it is a happy feeling. God really does want you to be happy and, as I have said already, many people think of Christians as miserable people. They think that we have given up the pleasures of this world. Perhaps at your work someone will … [Read more...]

Cleansing the Temple – a sermon by Dr Kenneth Ulmer

In the second service on Sunday, Dr Ulmer preached from Matthew 21. He began by asking is your church God's house. He spoke about how man has made it into what it should not be. He urged that churches be known as a house of prayer, so that they would become a house of power, and as a result a house of praise. … [Read more...]

Dr Kenneth Ulmer on the Great Call, Great Commission: Glorify, Go, Wait, Be

Last Sunday at Jubilee Church London we were really blessed to hear from Dr Kenneth Ulmer as a visiting preacher. He preached two completely different sermons from two different passages at our two services. In this first message he began in John 17 focussing on the call we all have on our lives to glorify God. He stressed that each of us have things to do to "accomplish the work" God has set for us as individuals. He then moved to Matthew 28 where he spoke about what framework it is we work … [Read more...]

Jack Hayford on Jesus Washing His Disciples Feet – "One Moment In Time"

Jack Hayford visited Jubilee Church London to preach over the summer. He spoke from John 13, and so I thought I would share it with you here. Most poeple think verse 34 "love one another as I have loved you" is referring to Jesus death. But Jack here argues that surely it is more practically referring to this act of service. Jesus here laid aside symbols of prestige, position and status to serve. In the same way we ought to serve others in his Kingdom. We are called to tenderly care for each … [Read more...]

Have we lost the most important thing – love – and replaced it by holding rocks to throw?

My friend Kevin Brown, pastor of the Perfecting Church writes a fantastic piece called Put The Rocks Down!  I wanted to share a few lines from it here to whet your appetite: "In the U.S.A eight out of ten people describe themselves as Christian but less than half of those people attend church. It’s not due to a shortage of churches, there’s an estimated 300,000 churches in our country. To put that number in context, there are only 31,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the whole world and you know how … [Read more...]

The Apostle Paul's Blogging Checklist, Hell, and Rob Bell

Now that Rob Bell's controversial book Love Wins is on sale on both sides of the Atlantic and many other comments have been made, I am feeling like I cannot avoid engaging in the controversy, or at least should read some more material to understand it better. I did not seek out such involvement, as you can see from my post which ironically listed Five Reasons I hadn't previously blogged about Rob Bell. Since then I have posted a couple of highly relevant articles without directly addressing … [Read more...]

Is There a Second Chance for Salvation After Death? – Mark Driscoll on hell

In a recent sermon on Heaven and Hell based on the shocking parable of the Rich man and Lazarus found in Luke 16. Driscoll was at his pastoral and passionate best. His love for his hearers, and desire to warn them of important truth is very clearly seen in this talk. I think it is one of his best sermons. He speaks about the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, and how between heaven and hell, "a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass . . may not be able, and none may … [Read more...]

10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in Japan

As Japan braces itself for a possible further serious earthquake, and deals with the consequences of such massive devastation caused by the last one, not to mention the risk of a major nuclear incident, how should Christians respond? Please understand that none of this is intended to claim that we have all the answers to such a disaster. In fact, like Job's friends' initial response, often the best thing we can do is say absolutely nothing, and share people's pain.I write this article with … [Read more...]

"Jesus was dead what's your excuse?" Guest Post from Mrs Warnock

When reading the story of the resurrection in the gospel of John, my friends and I (all ladies) noticed a small detail which showed yet another way in which Jesus is our ultimate example.  Jesus, having been crucified, spent three days dead in the tomb, was resurrected, and did not think twice about neatly folding his grave clothes before departing the tomb.  He didn't just step out of them like some men do with their trousers!  Jesus didn't make any excuses but tidied up after himself.Now, Ad … [Read more...]


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