Video – Tope Koleoso On Alcohol And Other Dilemmas

Following on just a couple of weeks from his sermon on sex, Tope preached on another controversial matter. This is a subject where many Christians take very different views from each other.   I think that whether you agree with Tope or not you will, find the sermon of great  interest. If nothing else it is very funny as he describes the difference between African and English Christians on this issue. He also talks about other issues of conscience basing his talk from 1 Corinthians 8.  Should Ch … [Read more...]

Video Interview With Tim Smith Mars Hill Church Seattle's Worship Pastor

In his recent flying visit to the UK I was able to grab worship pastor Tim Smith for an interview. Tim has been with Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill for something like 10 years and is an integral part of the operations there, responsible for co-ordinating worship bands for their 20 services.We spoke about his impressions of Newfrontiers, and the similarities and differences with Acts 29 and Mars Hill. He suggested that perhaps they had something to learn from our pneumatology, whilst perhaps we had … [Read more...]

Tope Koleoso On Fulfilling Sex

A couple of weeks back, my pastor Tope Koleoso preached from 1 Corinthians 5 on sex. It was a very interesting sermon and well received by our people. It has been referred to since at Jubilee as "that sermon"! I am delighted to be able to commend it to you here. You can download the video or audion mp3 or you can watch it online here: … [Read more...]

The Doctor on Direct Interventions By God Today

UPDATE- I have found the original source and as it is only now availble on the wayback machine include a copy here.---------The Doctor thinks we are crazy if we reject the notion of God intervenng directly in human history today. This quote makes me want to pray more for him to stretch out his hand and act:'What is being taught in Christendom today is this, that since we have got the New Testament canon, since we have got the Word now, we do not need these direct interventions, we do not need … [Read more...]

Piper on Leading People Towards Reformed Theology

A few months back, Piper posted this excelent couple of paragraphs about the need to make GOD the central thing as we try to lead people to a shared understanding of theology. . . .a Reformed position mainly means, God is really big, really strong, really powerful, really knowledgeable, really wise, really great, really weighty, and he is going to be big in this service, and we're going to make a big deal out of God here. There are a lot of born-again Arminian people who like that. It's because … [Read more...]

And The Title Of My Book Will Be…..

You will have to pop over to my new facebook group for my forthcoming resurrection book if you want to find out! The book is due to be published in early 2010 by Crossway. … [Read more...]

Righteousness Takes Time – John Piper

Its time I reinstated Piper Friday here, It had never been canceled, merely put on hold! Writing a book has taught me that many tasks take a lot longer than our instant coffee generation wants us to believe. My deadline rapidly approaches now, but I hope that in many ways my book is the product not just of the 2 years or so that I have been studying specifically the resurrection, but also my entire Christian life to this point.Often, however, I do still feel like I am merely a beginner in … [Read more...]

What Title Should I Use For My Book?

UPDATE - Thanks for all your feedback emails and messages. I think I am down to five, the first for with the same subtitle. The last one could be a title on its own or could replace "Living in Light of the Resurrection" with one of the others.1. Raised with Christ - Living in Light of the Resurrection 2. Raised For Our Justification - Living in Light of the Resurrection 3. Raised For Our Salvation - Living in Light of the Resurrection 4. Raised To Save Us - Living in Light of the … [Read more...]

Whats Your Capacity? Whats Your Role?

One of the tragedies of the modern church is that we just don't seem to understand a lesson the Moses learnt from his father-in-law. Sadly we fail to realise that not every godly Christian leader should aspire to be the so-called "number one" leader of a church. Many churches are started and do not grow because the person at the helm was never meant to be in such a role. Perhaps in some cases that leader could be helped to birth a church by despite branching out on his own remaining under the … [Read more...]

David Pask on Discipleship

Good sermons on discipleship are few and far between. Last Sunday David Pask, who is an elder at Jubilee Church, London preached this outstanding introduction based on 1 Corinthians 4:14-16. You can download the sermon Imitate Me as an mp3 or you can watch it online here: … [Read more...]