Seven results of exulting in The Lord (1 Sam 2)

Reading 1 Sam 2 it struck me that if we will exult in The Lord there are a number of great results:He will give you strength We can be confident over our enemies We will be full of joy in God He will be a rock to us Proud and arrogant speech will be far from our lips God will raise us up out of the dust God will guard us … [Read more...]

Desperate women required (1 Samuel 1)

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I was reading 1 Samuel 1 and it struck me first of all how what is perhaps one of the greatest books in the Bible begins with a woman with difficult family issues and a desperate desire for a child.God does often use women in very significant ways at key points of redemption history: not least at the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The Bible is very far from being anti-woman.I do wonder wherever you or I might choose to stand on the complementarian / egalitarian spectrum if we … [Read more...]

UK Ligoner conference with Steve Lawson

Later this week in the UK, Ligonier Ministries, the teaching fellowship of Dr. R.C. Sproul, will be holding two free one-day conferences entitled "Preaching with Power and Precision" with Dr. Steven Lawson, pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church and a Ligonier Teaching Fellow.Dr. Lawson will be teaching on the importance and power of expository preaching, and how to better equip leaders and laity to place first importance on biblical preaching. Here is what Dr. Lawson has to say about this … [Read more...]

Q and A with Dr Kenneth Ulmer and Tope Koleoso on Prayer and the Pastor

I hosted a Q and A time with my own pastor Tope Koleoso and Dr Kenneth Ulmer during the 300 Leaders conference. … [Read more...]

Dr Kenneth Ulmer’s second session on prayer and the pastor

Here is the second session from Dr Ulmer at the 300 Leaders conference. … [Read more...]

Dr Kenneth Ulmer on the pivotal role of prayer for a Christian leader

Today I am sharing the video from session 1 of the 300 Leaders conference where Dr Kenneth Ulmer was speaking: … [Read more...]

An interview with Dr Kenneth Ulmer: hear the testimony of a baptist turned charismatic

This week as an interlude from the Mental Health series, I want to share some video from when Dr Ulmer was with us.  He has been a personal prayer partner to Jack Hayford for many years now, and it was a real honor to interview him:  … [Read more...]

Hear Tope Koleoso in Toronto next Saturday on Growing a Church in both Word and Power of the Spirit

If you can get to Toronto on 1st June, I urge you to book into this day conference with Tope Koleoso. You won't be disappointed! For a taster of what is in store watch this clip from Tope's recent talk at the Desiring God Pastors conference: BOOK IN HERE. … [Read more...]

How God can use 120 people to change the World

Somehow the personal tragedy Rick and Kay Warren face, compounded with the atrocity committed in Boston has brought into renewed focus for me how broken our world is. A viral illness has silenced me for a day or two but I am back now with a vengeance! Truth be told there is a great need for us to consider headlong how we can tackle brokeness of all forms as churches. Today, there is something that I want to say before I get back into my series on Mental Health which so far has included my most … [Read more...]

Ed Stetzer writes for CNN about Mental Illness and the Church

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Ed Stetzer is one of the most widely respected Christians in the West with a broad appeal that goes beyond most of our tribal boundaries. I have had the privilege of getting to know him personally a bit as well, so I was thrilled to read him speak about  his article at CNN Regarding Mental Illness on his own blog.  I have decided that I will highlight a couple of other articles on mental illness before returning to my own series, which so far includes two posts:Can a Christian get dep … [Read more...]


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