Links for July 14, 2006

Legalism is More Deadly than Alcoholism - Piper FridayA provocative quote - check out the comments section!(tags: legalism)"It isn't that they are just so abounding in love that they won't fight. It is that they are bereft of love. For if they truly loved their fellow humans, they'd be unable to rest easy as men and women are sold the poison of a false, damning 'gospel.'Dan Phillips, in writing about "when an apostle 'gets hot,' says this: "Count me in as heartily opposed to quarreling about … [Read more...]

Together On A Mission – newfrontiers Conference Summary Post

Now that the Together on a Mission conference is over, I thought I would share the highlights from my perspective. If you have never heard of us, my newfrontiers Special Edition of Links post should give you a good starting point. We had a great time with 54 nations represented at the confernece.In true blogging fashion, these excerpts from the last few days are in reverse chronological order – which can be a bit confusing if you aren’t used to it!Just a note before we get going about these pos … [Read more...]

TOAM – Final Session – Numbers 10, 11 – Terry Virgo

This is one of a series of posts about Together On A Mission – the newfrontiers conference The sense of prophetic expectation and commission was heavy in the air throughout the worship time. One prophetic word which stood out spoke of how newfrontiers has been one of God's best kept secrets! The word said we should expect others to suddenly want to know more about us. Perhaps this blog will have a small role to play in this. If you are intrigued about this family of churches on a mission about w … [Read more...]

TOAM – Seminars, Worship, and MOBILISE

My coverage of this newfrontiers conference has largely omitted whole aspects of the time together. To get a feel for the worship of the conference, live worship CDs have been produced over the years by newfrontiers, including the Stoneliegh Praise albums, but being here is even more potent.Mobilise is a bit like a parallel track, or conference within a conference, with their own sessions and seminars but they do join us for some of the main meetings.Seminars and training tracks have largely … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 7 – Romans 1, 15, and 16 by Dave Devenish

Terry introduced Dave in the warmest possible way, telling us jokingly that if (like me) you have yet to read his book on the church, "you deserve a slap!" The friendship between these two men is palpable.Dave began by reading large portions of Romans 1, 15, 16. How to begin and end sermons is important - some start by telling a joke or with a story, or thunder out the main point; others will make confessions. Dave made the point that he had been insulted by both of the first two preachers - … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 6 – The Person of Christ by Wayne Grudem

If you are wondering what a serious theologian like Wayne Grudem is doing preaching at a charismatic conference, then you have yet to meet a group like newfrontiers. There are charismatics who are as committed to the preaching of God's Word as the average cessationist. Indeed, many of us would argue that we take the whole of the Bible seriously as our guide to doctrine and practice - including the books of Acts and 1 Corinthians! In fact, there has already been a lot of biblical teaching at the … [Read more...]

Links for July 5, 2006

Answers to Common Questions About CreationFor one year, Mark Driscoll preached through the book of Genesis, verse-by-verse. It was, he says, one of the most rewarding studies he has ever done. In this section, he attempts to answer common questions about the doctrine of creation.(tags: driscoll genesis)"When I think that my sins alone required the death of God's Son to enable me to have a relationship with God, it produces the right responses of grief, wonder, amazement, conviction, humility, … [Read more...]

TOAM – Thousands of international pastors reflect on the challenge of the Gospel

We have reached half-way. The most striking thought is the need to WAKE UP to our responsibilities to PROCLAIM the Gospel, and EXPECT God to act in miraculous power. Boy, if just some of the leaders in this conference really began to focus their lives and ministries on reaching the lost and crying out for supernatural interventions, think what could be accomplished!I am writing these short thoughts in the hotel as I am about to go and lie down. Ironic, isn't it, that as the next session starts, … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 4 – 2 Corinthians 3 by Rob Rufus

Once again a fabulous time of worship. I was powerfully touched as we sang the song, "The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon you . . ."Rob began his messge by explaining that he had been told by God that he was to come to this conference three days BEFORE Terry called him. This came to him as confirmation that an outpouring of the miraculous is coming to the UK. He felt that the weight of God's glory is coming.Rob based his talk on 2 Corinthians 3, where God tells us of a new covenant that is … [Read more...]

TOAM – Photos from the newfrontiers Conference

Well, here I am in the free internet cafe provided by Christian Broadband, provider of Christian Technology for the conference (thanks guys!) This is where you will find me immediately after the sessions if you are at the conference. But then you probably aren't reading this if you are at the conference!Thought I'd share a couple of pictures with you of Brighton and the conference!Here is the pier, or rather the one that HASN'T been burnt down!And then, here are three photos from the conference … [Read more...]