Terry Virgo On Healings Driscoll and Theology

One of the temptations for us Reformed Charismatics is to just not talk about our experiences of the Spirit and the things we see. If we just don't talk about our charismatic experience it is much easier for us to fit in with our reformed brothers. At times I feel I am more interested in fitting in with my reformed brothers than my Arminian Charismatic brothers! I wonder even if I have many Arminian readers? If you are one, do let me know....Anyway, I am thrilled with Terry Virgo for not … [Read more...]

Christian Conference Reflections – New Attitude and Others

Tim Challies has served us all so well this year with his live-blogging of many of the major US reformed conferences. He has come to the end of a long spring season of live-blogging and posted reflections and comparisons of the various conferences. Here is a list of the conferences he has blogged the past few years, and it's impressive:Desiring God Conference 2005Desiring God Conference 2006Ligonier Conference 2007New Attitude 2007Resolved 2007Shepherd's Conference 2006Shepherd's Conference … [Read more...]

I Am a Blogfather Again

I love it when a new blog is formed. My dear friend, Andrew Cottingham, started blogging just today. I told him it would help him as much as those who actually read it. Blogging is not for everyone, of course, but since in less than 24 hours he has already written two posts, I hold out great hopes for this one! Here are his two posts, and I will end with a couple of great quotes from them. Pop over and encourage him — early bloggers need it!Matthew 5 v 6 cont.Hunger and thirst for … [Read more...]

Seeking Old Sermons – Downs Bible Week, C. J. Mahaney, and Others

I got an email today from someone who is eager to get a hold of a copy of a famous series of sermons C. J. Mahaney once preached on every person God killed in the Bible. Apparently he has been in touch with Sovereign Grace Ministries and they cannot trace this series. I got to thinking, since I have quite a few readers, surely someone out there might have this series in an old tape or CD collection. I never heard this series, but I did hear one talk taken from it on the Ark of the Covenant … [Read more...]

Adopt an Orphan – Be Missional

This from Anthony Bradley over at The Resurgence:America has nearly 115,000 orphaned kids in foster care waiting to be adopted. Some wonder how this is possible in a country with Christian families. Surely there are 115,000 missional families in America, right? Missional families, for example, embrace the redemptive mission of God and practice "true religion" in their local communities (James 1:27). Missional Christians in America could eliminate the foster care system tomorrow ..."Religion that … [Read more...]

Resurrection Sunday – The Commission of the Risen Christ

When the risen Jesus appeared to His disciples, He had a job for them to do. When someone who has conquered death asks you to do something, you better sit up and take notice. If Jesus was meek and mild during His life, He was strong and victorious in His resurrection. In the following passage, Jesus gave a rallying call that has sounded through the ages. People sometimes ask why some modern Christians are eager to be "missional" — it is quite simply because the one Man who has conquered death a … [Read more...]

SERMON – Missional Bible Study Psalm 119

The following set of sermon notes reflect a message that I preached today at Jubilee Church London In some ways this sermon was connected to the three-part series on Revival I recently preached if only because the last message God's Reviving Word was also based on Psalm 119. The earlier messages, "Revival" and "Reviving Prayer" are also available.You can download the audio (you may need to right click and save the file onto your PC) or listen right here using the following embedded … [Read more...]

Talking to Children About Race

Over at Pure Church there is a good article about how we should talk to children about race. It is well worth a read. I have included the headlines here:Talk with your children about ethnicity (the nations) rather than "race."Talk about ethnicity in a way that magnifies the power and wisdom of God. We should be amazed more often than we are (excuse me for projecting my dullness onto you!) at the sheer power and wisdom of God who can create "difference" and "same" in His creation ...Talk about … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo Preaches on Ephesians 4

It doesn't seem that long ago that Terry Virgo preached at the church I attend, and it blessed us so much — listening to him always seems to do that to me. It was great to be able download and listen to a sermon this evening entitled Becoming a Member of the Body, preached earlier this month by Terry Virgo at Christ Church London, which meets in a central London theatre.He preached on Ephesians 4, boldly dealing with the controversial issue of the continuation of "Ephesians Four Ministries," but … [Read more...]

Signing Off for the Weekend and a Post about Christian Unions

This is going to my last post before the weekend. This is because tonight I have Josh Claybourn and his mates coming to stay, and then tomorrow evening we go on our church weekend away. I will probably have to spend the vast majority of the weekend with my foot up resting my knee. As I am wanting to go back to work sometime next week, I'm hoping that it will go OK from a knee point-of-view, and be a great time. I guess it will be a good test.Basically that's all folks — until Monday or Tuesday — … [Read more...]