Popular posts: 10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in Japan.

During Adrian's month away from the blog, he has hand-picked a selection of the most popular posts of the year so far to re-run.Today we feature, "10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in Japan." As the world was reeling from the astonishing news from Japan, this post proved quite popular as it attempted to think through how Christians should respond:10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in JapanAs Japan braces itself for a possible further serious earthquake, … [Read more...]

SERMON – God's Gift of Life (Exodus 20:13)

Here are notes from a sermon I preached on the 27th April at Jubilee Church. The mp3 is available to download here or listen to using the following embedded player-“You shall not murder.” (Ex 20:13) Ok, right at the outset, do we have any murderers here? No? Anyone planning on committing a murder? No? Good, so then we can all go home, yes? We got it straight, since we live in a Christian country means its Chicken for dinner tonight rather than human. Lets go get some coffee. Actually there is s … [Read more...]

SERMON – Work, Rest, and Play: The 4th Commandment

Yesterday morning I preached a sermon at Jubilee. The following notes are almost identical to the notes I used while preaching. You can download the audio or listen to it right here.“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your g … [Read more...]

SERMON – Jacob, the Missional Rebel

I preached the following sermon at Jubilee Church, London yesterday. You can read the notes, download the audio, or listen to it right here:HEROES—At the outset I should warn you that Jacob is not your typical biblical hero. We often go to the Bible to learn about how to behave. We want to read about great men of God who we can model ourselves after. We want to learn how to behave, how to be a good father, a good husband. Jacob is not that kind of hero. Actually it is fair to say that none of t … [Read more...]

Abraham – The first missional believer

This past Sunday I preached on Abraham. You can download the sermon or listen to it here. I will share some brief notes with you here.Isaiah 51:1-351:1 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. 2 Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, that I might bless him and multiply him. For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste p … [Read more...]

Joseph – God's Dreamer

Today I preached a message on Joseph for my UK church. The message is entitled "Joseph - God's Dreamer" and is available as an mp3 file for download. (To download this, simply right click on the mp3 link and save it to your computer. Or, why not subscribe to the podcast either by following the link or seaching inside the iTunes podcasts list for "Jubilee."It was the first sermon I have preached using only notes written in the margins of my new Bible. If you listen to the audio, you can judge … [Read more...]

Prayer works when life is good

This morning I preached at Jubilee, and the audio is now available to download. I spoke about the distractions that life going well can bring us, and how to counteract this. God was merciful and many responded to ask God to help us to strengthen our prayer lives. Two also responded to the call to respond for salvation or rededication. Praise God with me for a great morning, which when I think about it makes me feel humbled by the way God blessed us.Here are the notes I preached from:-The sun and … [Read more...]

Prayer works when life is tough

My sermon on sunday was on prayer (which will be no surprise to my regular readers!) I focussed in on how prayer changes us and the vital importance of believing in and experiencing a present God. The audio is available at http://jubilee-church.org/sermons/2006/01/prayer-works-when-life-is-tough.htmHere are the notes I preached fromFour groups of people here this morning, and I have something to say to each of you Those who are not yet Christians You will have an opportunity to become a … [Read more...]

Introductory sermons to listen to

The Reluctant Puritan asks what me to suggest sermons of mine he should choose as a good introduction. I perhaps should refain from suggesting any, especially in view of the folly of mine on display in the last post. I am sure that there are many better preachers to listen to!Here goes anyway for a list of the ones I preached that I think have been most memorable to me and helped me most in the preparation. They provide a good introduction to the kind of things I teach and hold … [Read more...]