God’s Not Dead: The Movie, and a new friend

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It seems clear to me that 2014 is going to go down as the year of the religious movie. There are a lot of Hollywood movies this year that are covering various biblical stories, and I must say I am looking forward to all of them. God's Not Dead is a movie that I had not heard of until a few minutes ago when I connected for the first time with Rice Broocks thanks to my new favourite web video conferencing program, Zoom.us.  Incidentally, you will most likely be seeing a lot more of Zoom around h … [Read more...]

Ed Stetzer, Matt Chandler, and others on TBN

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This was one of the things I missed during January when I scaled back my social media commitments dramatically. Matt Chandler, Jefferson Bethke, Priscilla Shirer, Josh Wilsonm and Christ August, who are all solid evangelicals, appeared on special TBN's Praise the Lord program hosted by Ed Stetzer. The whole program faithfully proclaims the gospel of grace, and is very nicely produced.This video thrilled me. Too many of us in the circles I move in have made a sport of mocking all Christian … [Read more...]

Henry Tyler: Getting your marching orders. Missional preaching from the 1980s

This is the real cream of the crop of this discipleship series. No one is a disciple until they are also engaged in the mission of making disciples. Missional is a buzz word today, but here is an example from the 1980s of a talk designed to help us get caught up with God's purposes. Brilliantly pastoral, Henry explores the reasons why so many Christians struggle with evangelism. You won't feel condemned listening to this talk, but you will be inspired to a life of reaching out and showing love … [Read more...]

Henry Tyler: Laughing all the way to the bank

This third session in a series from my mentor Henry Tyler focusses on the vital place of joy in the life of the Christian. He also speaks about the role money has in our maturity. I hope you are enjoying this series of talks and if you have missed the … [Read more...]

More discipleship from Henry Tyler: “Being a High Flier for God”

In this second session of the audio discipleship course I introduced you to in the last post, Henry wisely dissects the difference between selfish ambition and godly ambition. Every young person should definitely listen to this, and every older person will also benefit. God really does want you to be successful in the tasks he has for you. These talks will help you to pursue your purpose diligently but not arrogantly. … [Read more...]

Learn from my mentor Henry Tyler, a wise pastor now in glory

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I have been looking forward to this moment for a very long time. I have a real treat for you over the next week or so. I invite you to join me in being trained by a wise older brother, who has now long been in glory.  The next few posts are really an audio discipleship course. These messages have been lost for decades, but after repeated appeals on this blog, someone has discovered a dusty set of tapes and sent them to me to digitise.Henry Tyler was a mentor to me many years ago. You can … [Read more...]

Q and A time with Eddy Leo and Terry Virgo

After last week's videos from Eddy Leo and Terry Virgo, you may have a lot of questions.  If so, perhaps some of them were answered for you in this Q and A time:Download the mp3 … [Read more...]

Recapturing the vital place of one on one discipleship a session by Eddy Leo

In this third session of our recent 300 Leaders conference, Eddy Leo reminded us of the need to spend time one-to-one to follow Jesus' command to make disciples of all nations.  Here are some highlights:The most effective tools for producing change are from best to least one to one > small groups > big meetings Big meetings transfer a lot of knowledge. Decisions are made. But there's a tendency not to apply it. Head gets swollen "Small groups help a bit. But one to one is by FAR … [Read more...]

What is the fivefold ministry? How do apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers function?

Terry Virgo has spent decades planting churches and releasing ministries to support and strengthen the body so all can carry out the works of ministry. This fantastic video is his wisdom distilled into a single session. Here are a few highlights to draw you in to watch the rest:"The shepherd is a key biblical picture. Relational. Belonging" "The shepherds, overseers, elders, bishops, pastors are all interchangeable words for those responsible to care for the flock." "Jeremiah tells us … [Read more...]

God’s Eternal Purpose and your church: session by Eddy Leo

Perhaps you think you understand small group ministry.  Perhaps you have got frustrated because your cell group doesn't seem to grow like it should.  Perhaps you are concerned that people in your church are not maturing as they should.  I would urge you at the beginning of this year to set aside some time to watch this video carefully and ask God to open your eyes to a new perspective on what exactly God's eternal purpose is, and how that can be worked out among us.In the last post I shared a … [Read more...]


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