Matt Chandler Video Blog

Chandler has made a clear decision to deal with his cancer in public rather than in private. This means allowing the church he leads and others to see what God is doing through his experience.  This week he has started a video blog which will be shared each week at The Village Church blog. … [Read more...]

When One Of God's Daughters Is Crushed On The Road

Mark Driscoll told Angela’s story in a recent sermon. You can watch the video below. I guarantee it will move you. May her life preach to thousands she will never meet. When life really gets tough, more than at any other time, Christians can demonstrate to the world that it really IS all about Jesus. Read more on the Mars Hill Blog. … [Read more...]

The Immediately Present Help

I know, I know — I'm supposed to be on a blogging break! But last night's news about David Wayne was weighing on me this morning, and then I saw in my inbox this from Spurgeon's Faith Checkbook devotion. It lifted me as only God's Word can. May God be immediately present to you this Christmas!God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).A help that is not present when we need it is of small value. The anchor which is left at home is of no use to the seaman in the h … [Read more...]

Jollyblogger Has Cancer, Please Pray

UPDATE December 24, 2008Yesterday David learned that his cancer has spread to his liver and lungs. He has surgery scheduled for today and chemotherapy starting thereafter. Not an easy Christmas for the Waynes, but I was able to speak to him on the phone yesterday and he sounded in good heart. He said that since his announcement, he had been consciously aware of the prayers of bloggers upholding him.---------I know I had planned to not write anything further on my blog this Christmas season. But … [Read more...]

Battling Bitterness During Tough Times

This from Terry Virgo's blog: When you go through hard times, bitterness is waiting at the door, offering you fellowship. ‘What a terrible time you’ve had,’ it says. ‘How cruel they’ve been! How unjustly you’ve been treated.’ But bitterness isn’t a friendly companion; it’s a vile weed which puts its roots down deep into people’s personalities. Not content to disfigure just one soul, it grows up searching for others who might be willing to draw near. If you yield to its offer of companionship, a r … [Read more...]

SERMON – Living to Know Jesus (Philippians 3)

Yesterday I preached at Jubilee and thought, as usual, that I would share my notes and the audio here. But before I get to that, since it's Monday and my habit in "normal" times is to share a quote with you from Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones, this quote is a good one to begin with as, in many ways, it sets the scene for what I was preaching on. "What should we be seeking? We should always be seeking the Lord Jesus Christ himself, to know him, and know his love and to be witnesses for him and to … [Read more...]

Joel Edwards Takes New Roles With Faith Foundation and Micah Challenge

The Evangelical Alliance released this announcement last week:"The retiring General Director of the Evangelical Alliance will bring his passion for justice for the poor to two new roles as he joins Tony Blair's Faith Foundation and becomes the first International Director of Micah Challenge . . ."Mr Edwards, a British immigrant from Jamaica, is an honorary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral. He was a probation officer for fourteen years, and the senior pastor of Mile End New Testament Church of God f … [Read more...]

SERMON – Living For The Future: Philippians 1

These are notes from the sermon I preached at Jubilee last Sunday. They are shorter than usual, but I thought I’d share the outline with you anyway. You can listen to the sermon by downloading it or you can listen to it here:I. HOW TO LIVE FOR THE FUTURE—Philippians 1:1-11Know Who You Are (verses 1-2)A slave of the RISEN Jesus (NOT man) and saints—i.e. set apart and being cleansed.Conduits of grace and peace.Know Where You Are Going (verse 6) BE SURE!Know Who You Are Going With — Long-term, heart … [Read more...]

PIPER FRIDAY – More from John Piper on Suffering

If you're anything like me, and were at New Word Alive, or if you have listened to the audios online since that event, John Piper's two talks on "Treasuring Christ and the Call to Suffer" may well still be resonating with you.You can read my notes on part 1 and part 2, of these messages, or listen to the audio at the following pages:Treasuring Christ and the Call to Suffer, Part 1Treasuring Christ and the Call to Suffer, Part 2If you want to hear him in more detail on the same subject, he spoke … [Read more...]

NWA08 – Audio of John Piper's Second Sermon

The second sermon that John Piper preached at New Word Alive is now available online. You can download the audio for free or read my notes. … [Read more...]


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