Don't Believe Your Own Publicity

One of the things that concerns me most about having a blog is that it allows me to paint to the world a picture of myself. Most of the time, I will admit, I don't really think about that. I just get on and write. But, for a variety of reasons, there is a tendency to write things that portray me in a favorable way. It would not be wise, of course, to tell you about every sin and temptation I struggle with. And to be fair, it is not as though I am actually deliberately trying to make you think I … [Read more...]

Learning About Prayer From The Persistent Widow

Last Sunday Dave Pask spoke about The Persistent Widow - Luke 18:1-8 as part of our August series on the parables.. With all the recent interest stirred up online about prayer thanks to John Piper's response to Terry Virgo's recent sermon on Elijah I thought it would be good to share this very helpful talk here. You can watch it here or download it from the Jubilee site or subscribe to the Jubilee vodcast or podcast in iTunes or on your iPhone. … [Read more...]

Its Time We Hungered For Jesus More – John Piper

Piper Friday restarts this week, and I want to share this quote on fasting which I encourage you to allow to get under you skin and provoke you deeply. It has me:Fasting poses the question: do we miss him? How hungry are we for him to come? The almost universal absence of regular fasting for the Lord’s return is a witness to our satisfaction with the presence of the world and the absence of the Lord. This is not the way it should be. In Luke 18:7–8 Jesus says, “Shall not God bring about justice … [Read more...]

How A Prayer Meeting Changed Britain

My Friend, Lex quotes Wesley as follows:‘Mon. Jan. 1, 1739 – Mr. Hall, Kinchin, Ingham, Whitefield, Hutchins, and my brother Charles, were present at out love-feast in Fetter Lane, with about sixty of our brethren.‘About three in the morning, as we were continuing instant in prayer, the power of God came mightily upon us, insomuch that many cried our for exceeding joy, and many fell to the ground.‘As soon as we were recovered a little from that awe and amazement at the presence of his Majesty, we … [Read more...]

Revival On The Isle Of Lewis

I have quoted this before, but feel stirred today to quote it again. Listening to this recording of a man who ministered during the last significant revival in the British Isles stirred me when I first heard it a couple of years ago. It is guaranteed to stir you too. Wake us up O Lord!"One evening, an old woman 84 years of age and blind, had a vision. Now don't ask me to explain this vision because I cannot, but strange things happen when God begins to move. This dear old lady in the vision saw … [Read more...]

Jubilee Prayer Meeting – A visitor's view

It was a delight for us to have two sets of visitors from two different continents at Jubilee this past weekend. Andrew Fountain from New Life Church Toronto was one of them. He has posted a report on his time with us, which included the following view of our prayer meeting.The first 20 mins were a time for coffee and fellowship and as more and more people arrived I wondered how we were going to fit into the meeting hall. (I counted over a hundred—more people than chairs.)We began with Tope K … [Read more...]

How The Influence of John Piper and Power of Twitter Promoted Prayer

Just yesterday, John Piper posted a tweet about Terry Virgo's sermon on prayer. This sermon had been available online for a couple of weeks and had been well received. But I don't think I was ready for what would happen next. Over the next day around 1400 more people had watched the video. Imagine the impact of just some of them putting into practice what they learned and pursuing God more vigorously in prayer! In that same day, a twitter search for Terry Virgo or the shortened URL Piper … [Read more...]

Elijah Prays For Rain – A Sermon By Terry Virgo

Elijah Prays For Rain from Adrian Warnock on Vimeo. Note that at the end of the video you will need to click on part two within the video player to watch the rest. You can also download the video in high definition from vimeo, or lower definition as well as audio from the CCK website.In a couple of weeks time I will be at the Together On A Mission conference hosted by a man who I have been looking up to spiritually for three decades. I wanted to interrupt my blog break to share this sermon … [Read more...]

Faith To Wait

Terry Virgo blogged about how faith can lead to sudden healing, or sustain us in years of waiting:A lady in Oregon, with a . . . mixture of tears and laughter, told me that, having been prayed for the previous evening, she was able to put her own socks on that morning for the first time for 23 years. Intense spinal pain had prevented her from touching her toes for nearly a quarter of a century. Now the pain had gone. She was completely free. Surely this is the kind of faith we are interested in … [Read more...]

The God Who Answers – A Sermon On Prayer

The other week I preached on Elijah's prayers at Kings Church, Ilford. The audio is now available to download or you can read the sermon notes here. … [Read more...]