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...]

TOAM – Session 3 – Hebrews 11 by Terry Virgo

The weight of glory in the worship time was palpable. Prophecy after prophecy reminded us that God was telling us it was TIME for His church to AWAKE and call on God to act and do their part. As Ginny, a lady from Sheffield with a recognised prophetic ministry put it, God is restoring to His people the ability to PROCLAIM and exercise AUTHORITY.There was an impactful video which drove home what we at newfrontiers are already doing evangelistically around the world, and it was very motivational … [Read more...]

Links for July 4, 2006

"The middle 'is losing members' because the middle has disappeared. When these two positions meet, there is not room for a principled middle ground. This is a titanic clash of worldviews and theological understandings."Al Mohler on a sign of the times - the evaporation of the middle. "In the real world we face binary questions ... and they reach this status precisely at the point when desperate efforts to find 'middle ground' fail."(tags: mohler postmodernism)"This ... touches on something that … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 2 – Isaiah 9 by Dave Stroud

Well, we just had another stirring time of worship here in Brighton, during which Terry Virgo shared a prophetic word about how God was calling us to a kingdom culture which turns the world on its head.There is again a tangible anticipation as the preacher starts his message. This message is being preached by Dave Stroud, the current leader of newfrontiers in the UK and Christ Church- a growing church plant in London. It feels like only a short time since the last message - because it … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 1 – Acts 7- 8, 11:19 by Stephen van Rhyn

After a fantastic time of worship, the team welcomed every nation present - there were more here than ever before. Together on a Mission is a truly international conference with people from as far a field as America and South Africa. Terry Virgo introduced the speaker who leads the newfrontiers church in Cape Town, which was previously led by Simon Petit.To begin to speak on the martyrdom of Stephen at the beginning of an exciting Christian gathering might seem like an unusual choice. But … [Read more...]

TOAM – Live Blogging Together on a Mission – The Prelude

Well, it was always going to be done, but I think I am the first to use the abbreviation TOAM - after all, we had T4G for Together for the Gospel, so this is almost as cool.Here I am . . . all packed and ready and just about to leave for the conference. Some Christians are a bit dismissive of conferences and wonder what all the fuss is about. I say a conference is the closest thing to heaven we are likely to experience on earth!The gathering from the nations. Old friends, brothers and sisters … [Read more...]

newfrontiers Special Edition of Links for July 3, 2006

Today's links aim to serve as an introduction to newfrontiers ahead of the conference blogging that I hope to be doing this week:Speakers at newfrontiers - "Together on a Mission"See short details about the exciting line-up for this week's "Together On a Mission" conference in Brighton, UK. This international conference gathers over 3000 leaders and young potential leaders from around the world. I am starting to salivate already!(tags: newfrontiers)newfrontiers Resources: BooksThey say you can … [Read more...]