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 … [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 … [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...]

The reality of Hell – a sermon by Tope Koleoso

The above sermon will shake you to the core. Tope didn't mention those who have recently been denying hell by name, but his disagreement with them could not have been clearer. This is a compassionate yet very direct sermon on a painful but important subject. It was my delight to pray with someone at the end who wanted to become a Christian, and I know there were others. But perhaps the real targets were people like me. People who theologically believe this teaching but don't live as though it … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo on moving from Brighton to London

Tope: I’ve got to ask you. You, are moving to London, and I live in London. You are very welcome to my city! But why are you moving to London? Terry: Well, it’s fascinating. It’s something I never anticipated happening. I was born in Brighton and when I first left secular work, I really felt God gave me promises for Brighton. Quite amazing to be honest. I can show you whole Bibles with verses underlined and things written in the margin. And I really felt God was going to do something … [Read more...]


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