The Death of Death || Spoken Word by Nizam Speaks

This fantastic spoken word was filmed at Jubilee last Easter Sunday. I hope you will enjoy it. … [Read more...]

The Boy Who is Lord: A Christmas Spoken Word

Proud to know my friend Nizam. Been beautiful to watch him grow in the Lord for a few years now. This year, he shared this Spoken Word at our Christmas Carol service.  You will be blessed by this telling of the timeless story, and listen up and you will hear a shout out for my book about Easter, Raised With Christ!  If you are looking for a last minute Christmas present, that could do it, or even my other book, Hope Reborn!Happy Christmas to you all! May you have a blessed time off with fam … [Read more...]

Why I am still an Evangelical

It seems that hardly a month goes by these days without there being another account of a leading evangelical who has fallen. Perhaps someone has deserted a doctrine traditionally held dear by fellow evangelicals. Or maybe they have had to resign their leadership in a storm of controversy about their leadership style, or because of a significant moral failure.Then, of course, there is an increasingly hostile media and society. Evangelicals are branded as fundamentalists and claimed by some … [Read more...]

Hope Reborn on Dr Michael Brown’s Line of Fire

A few days ago Dr Michael L Brown interviewed me on his radio show, The Line of Fire. We spoke about Hope Reborn, and he mentioned he had sent a copy to a listener who had called in wanting to become a Christian.I really enjoyed our conversation, and I trust you will too: … [Read more...]

Revelation TV interview: my story and Hope Reborn

I found filming this interview very emotional. Indeed, at one point I was close to tears. I was asked to share my testimony of conversion, and we spoke about the role that my tent preaching grandfather and prophecy had in shaping my life and ministry. When we turned to discuss Hope Reborn, it struck me that this book, probably more than anything else I have done so far, fulfills the prophetic charge my grandfather gave me.This video should help you understand the goals behind Hope Reborn a … [Read more...]

Piper responds to Patheos authors’ disagreement over Romans 7

John Piper has responded to what he calls our "gracious demurring" on the man of Romans 7 during the conference here and here, and my previous post on the subject.I love that he took the time to explain his position further, and that we are all able to discuss these matters as brothers and friends.  He is totally right when he says: I doubt that when it comes to a positive description of what the Christian life should be, and what it normally is, the three of us would differ significantly. I … [Read more...]

In London? Go to Wembley and see Love Beyond Musical TONIGHT

Thanks to the kindness of the organizers, I was able to attend last night's performance of the musical Love Beyond in which the Bible gets the West End treatment. I went with six children (no, I haven't had another kid, one of them just brought a friend!). Their ages went from 17 down to 7, and they all loved it. Even though it went on until late, they were humming some of the tunes on the way home. It was well worth the additional challenge of getting them up for school this … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll encourages us to point people to Jesus

The Gospel itself is more scandalous than any of the recent controversies that have embroiled Mark Driscoll.The Gospel is the scandal that God loves sinners like you and me.The Gospel is the scandal that he keeps loving us when we fall.The Gospel is the scandal that no matter how low you fall, Jesus can get under you and lift you up.The Gospel is the good news that God never gives up on you.As we learnt from Ann Voskamp, we should never get over the Gospel.Many religious … [Read more...]

“Don’t Get Over the Gospel” Ann Voskamp

For the next few days I am going to share some things that others have made about my new book Hope Reborn, and use them to help explain why I am so excited about the book, which is just days away now from general release in the UK and USA.I will begin with Ann Voskamp who is one of my heroes. I love everything that she stands for, and she immediately got to the heart of what we were trying to achieve with the book.One of the risks with our book is that Christians may see the … [Read more...]

What does it mean to “receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” ?

In chapter 3 of Hope Reborn, we list four steps which are part of the normal process of becoming a Christian and beginning your Christian life. The first one is explained in that chapter which is available free here, and today we share our explanation of what we believe Peter meant by "receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit."In the next step, the Apostle Peter promises to those who repent and are baptized, “you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).STEP THREE: RECEIVE THE GIF … [Read more...]


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