Q and A time with Eddy Leo and Terry Virgo

After last week's videos from Eddy Leo and Terry Virgo, you may have a lot of questions.  If so, perhaps some of them were answered for you in this Q and A time: Download the mp3 … [Read more...]

What is the fivefold ministry? How do apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers function?

Terry Virgo has spent decades planting churches and releasing ministries to support and strengthen the body so all can carry out the works of ministry. This fantastic video is his wisdom distilled into a single session. Here are a few highlights to draw you in to watch the rest: "The shepherd is a key biblical picture. Relational. Belonging" "The shepherds, overseers, elders, bishops, pastors are all interchangeable words for those responsible to care for the flock." "Jeremiah tells us … [Read more...]

Strange Fire: John MacArthur claims no good has come out of the Charismatic Movement

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I've just listened to most of the first session of the Strange Fire Conference. My connection was spotty, so I missed some of it. I know that wisdom would probably dictate that I should wait, listen to it all, even read his book, then respond to it as a whole. But, my brothers have just been insulted. How can I not rise to their defence immediately? As I suspected there was no attempt to demonstrate from Scripture that the charismatic view of matters like prophecy was wrong. MacArthur did … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo joins the conversation over MacArthur and the Charismatics

I recently highlighted John MacArthur's accusation that charismatics blaspheme the Holy Spirit. It seemed to me at the time that he was trying to throw back the clock to the angry divisions of the 1960s and beyond on this issue. Terry Virgo is one man who lived through that time as an emerging Evangelical leader, and today is still very much exercising a fruitful and significant ministry. I suspect Terry may be as saddened as I am to see some people from two traditions we love and have … [Read more...]

What does it mean to be a living sacrifice? Terry Virgo on Romans 12

Above is an excellent sermon that Terry Virgo preached at Jubilee Church this past Sunday. Audio is also available to download. If you haven't already I would urge you to follow him on Twitter, and read his book Spirit-Filled Church. Here are a few bullet-point notes I took listening. Many think that if you become religious you take on many duties, but Christianity is not about what we must do but what Jesus has already done! In view of the mercies of God a response is called for, … [Read more...]

Legalism vs liberalism which is worse?

Legalism is possibly more dangerous than liberalism, so fight for grace! Grace is absolutely foundational to the Christian walk, and should be a massive emphasis for us, as anybody who has been around this site for a long time, or for that matter a church belonging to the family of churches I am glad to be a part of, will most likely realize.  The Christian's relationship to law and grace has been emphasized thanks to the ministry of Martyn Lloyd-Jones who's excellent work on Romans … [Read more...]

An open door that no man can shut – a sermon by Terry Virgo

I very much appreciated Terry's latest sermon. In it he speaks of his conviction that God opens doors, and when he does it is impossible for any obstacle to successfully get in the way of His purposes. This is a good faith-building sermon that I encourage everybody to watch, especially if you attend a Newfrontiers church, but even if you don't you should enjoy it. Almost 200 sermons and other audio by Terry Virgo are also available. Listening to him could revolutionise your Christian walk. … [Read more...]

A Sermon on enjoying the ‘spoils’ of salvation – ‘The power of Total Freedom’ by Terry Virgo

This sermon is a good illustration of the difference between what Ed Stetzer calls an "aspirational charismatic" and one who pursues God for all he has for us today.  I urge you to watch it, and be stirred to enjoy what Jesus has purchased for us.  Downloads are available on the Jubilee site. … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo preaches for Josh Harris at Covenant Life Church on the presence of God

Terry Virgo recently preached for a weekend at Covenant Life Church, the church previously lead by C.J. Mahaney. Virgo preached his heart out about the Spirit-Filled church to a strong response. Virgo is no merely aspirational charismatic, and reports are that many received a touch from the Spirit after these sermons. … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes with Giants

Wendy Virgo's blog about her recent time with her husband, Bob Roberts, and some other key Christian leaders is well worth a read, here is an extract: A few days ago I was travelling in a van with a bishop from Mombasa, a church leader from Cote d’Ivoire, a Christian Palestinian, a converted Muslim now church planter from Bangladesh, an Indian pastor from Tamil Nadu among others. The people in that car represented about 3 million Christians around the world. What on earth do such giants talk … [Read more...]