VIDEO – Tope Koleoso Reports on the Dwell Conference – Mahaney, Driscoll, Keller, Stetzer, Patrick, Masoners

My dear friend and the leader of Jubilee Church recently went to New York to the Dwell Conference on building city churches. The conference had Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller,  C. J. Mahaney, Ed Stetzer, Darrin Patrick and Eric Mason as its speakers. You can read more about the conference on the Acts 29 website, where I understand the talks will be made available.In the meantime, here is a video of Tope's thoughts. If you live in the UK make sure you listen to the very end when he makes an invitation … [Read more...]

MP3 On Multicultural Churches and Other Sermons by Tope Koleoso

I have just been listening to a message by my pastor, Tope Koleoso, who was recorded at a recent conference on building a multicultural church. I have become so used to what God has been doing these past couple of years at Jubilee that I sometimes need to remind myself that genuinely racially integrated churches are actually far from common. We truly have a lot to be grateful for. I really think you may well enjoy listening to Tope on this subject. The message can be downloaded or you can listen … [Read more...]

9th Most Read Post – Thanksgiving Sermon on the Importance of Gratitude

No. 9 on the list of most-read posts on this blog appeared on November 28, 2005, and simply linked to a sermon my pastor, Tope Koleoso, had preached on gratitude. Presumably it is a mark of the high percentage of my readers who are also preachers. It rates quite highly in a Google search for a "Thanksgiving Sermon."Tope's sermon was very warmly received at the time. Oddly, it was preached entirely by coincidence on the Thanksgiving weekend as he felt prompted to preach on gratefulness. I am … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sermon : The Importance of Gratitude

This sermon from Tope Koleoso was very warmly received at the time. Oddly, it was preached entirely by coincidence on the Thanksgiving weekend as Tope felt prompted to preach on gratefulness. I am thrilled that it is one of his sermons that is the most visited sermon page on this blog, in spite of the fact that all that is available is a link to the mp3 file. I want to give tribute to my pastor, and thank him for all of his love and behind-the-scenes support of this blog. Tope Koleoso, my … [Read more...]

The Financial 10 Commandments

Tope, my pastor, preached this morning and last week on money (download the audio version of "Money Matters, Parts 1 and 2") and shared the following advice: Thou shalt work hard.Thou shalt establish a budget.Thou shalt avoid debt like the plague.Thou shalt distinguish between wants and needs.Thou shalt determine when enough is enough.Thou shalt not get involved in "get rich quick" schemes.Thou shalt not compete with the Joneses.Thou shalt not make any major financial decisions without getting … [Read more...]

Introducing Adrian's Pastor- Tope Koleoso

It seems to be the time for nice comments from people which is really very welcome. I have been a little disheartened of late, especially regarding all the debate about the penal substitution matter. We all benefit from receiving encouraging words- they are like an oasis in the desert. Words like the kind ones I will quote in this post encourage me to keep going.Secundum Christum found my blog through Evangelical Outpost's link to the Decablog.He is trying to create a list of Christian … [Read more...]