“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...]

Entering the marketplace of ideas

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This post is a slightly long-winded way of explaining why I am taking my blog to Patheos.com. We live in interesting days. As Christians, both offline and online we find it very easy to huddle together in groups that think the same way as us. There is clearly an important place for that. We gather as churches and in virtual communities online and as a result our faith is strengthened by our fellowship with brothers and sisters. All to often some Christians find we enjoy being with fellow … [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...]

The one question atheists can't answer: "How do you live without hope?"

I have been following my friend Peter Saunders series of posts based on 20 Questions Atheists Struggle to answer. It is an interesting series, and in it he attempts to engage with a group who simply don't understand Christians. I am glad to see that the age-old craft of apologetics is far from dead. But there is one question he didn't ask that to me at least is the most critical:"How do you live without hope?"I have lived now for more than 41 years. This is easily long enough to realize that … [Read more...]

Six Things Christians and Muslims disagree about over Jesus

Yesterday I wrote about Eleven things Muslims and Christians agree about over Jesus. Today I share the areas we disagree. This is with the goal of helping us to understand each other better.Whether or not Jesus should be worshiped (Surah 5:116 , Surah 4:171 vs John 20:28 and Matthew 28:16) Whether Jesus should be described as the "Son of God" (Surah 19:88-92 vs the many biblical references to Jesus as "son of God") Note that unless this concept is carefully explained to a Muslim this is … [Read more...]

Eleven Things Muslims agree with Christians about concerning Jesus

Following my post yesterday, we have been having a nice conversation over Twitter about Jesus with some Muslims. It has been really pleasant to be able to converse without anger or bitterness with them about our similarities and differences.Most of the following areas of agreement are initially drawn from the article I linked to in yesterdays post. If anyone wants to add to these please do so in the comments. Tomorrow I will post a similar article about things we disagree on.That Jesus … [Read more...]

The Three Constants of the Great Commission present in the first five books of the NT

Bob Roberts (one of our speakers at the next 300 leaders) has a great post today entitled The Three Constants of the Great Commission: "First - the coming of the Holy Spirit which is the power to fulfill the Great Commission.  It is present in all passages from baptizing in the name of the “Father, Son & Holy Spirit” to being “clothed with power from on high” to “signs and wonders” that go as the Gospel is spread.  The lesson for us is clear - no Holy Spirit - no Great Commission fulfilled.  … [Read more...]

US Christian apologist William Lane Craig in the UK

My friend Justin Brierley is hosting an event with US Christian apologist William Lane Craig who is visiting the UK from 17-26 October for the Reasonable Faith Tour .  Criag will include a debate on "Does God Exist" with atheist philosopher Stephen Law. Its Mon 17 October at Westminster Central Hall, London.  Promises to be a great event! http://dld.bz/aq5vJ   As well as being a first class Christian philosopher, Craig has debated leading atheists around the world and will go on to do further d … [Read more...]

New Christianity Explored website

The new Christianity Explored website creates a welcoming, unpressured and jargon-free place for people to explore the Christian faith. It is packed with answers to tough questions as well as some wonderfully engaging real life stories of people who have come to faith in Christ Jesus. http://www.christianityexplored.org/ It also contains Week One of the Christianity Explored course and great video testimonies. "The Christianity Explored course gives you time and space to think through who Jesus … [Read more...]

Guest Post by Andrew Brims – Paul: Reformed, Charismatic, Missional and… Self Funding

Adrian's blog has done a great job of both tracking and encouraging the growth in the number of Christians, churches and ministries that are willing and eager to own the two labels of charismatic and reformed. The apostle Paul was someone we could describe as being both reformed and charismatic. He wrote Romans 9, and spoke in tongues more than you do (1 Cor 14:8). He was also, perhaps above everything else, a missionary. Following his example, ministries like New Frontiers are wanting to hold … [Read more...]


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