300 Leaders: Rice Broocks on Evangelism and the Evangelist Session 2

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This is session two from the 300 Leaders Conference where my friend Dr Rice Broocks was the speaker. … [Read more...]

300 Leaders: Rice Broocks on Evangelism and the Evangelist: Session 1

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My friend Rice Broocks spoke at 300 leaders last year, and I haven't yet shared the sessions here. I encourage you to watch these important talks which address the vital place of evangelism in the modern church, and the missing gift of the Evangelist. Here is the first session: … [Read more...]

Explaining the Gospel in an age of Biblical illiteracy

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This is the final session of my series Evangelism in a Post-Christian World. In it I demonstrate how we encourage people to explain the gospel. Material in this session is taken from my book Hope Reborn. The session ends with a Q and A time.You can watch the video above or download the notes here: Explaining the Gospel in an age of Biblical illiteracy. … [Read more...]

Authority vs Internet-inspired anarchy

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In this third session of Evangelism in a Post-Christian World, the focus turns to using the Internet as a Christian. Without the printing press it is hard to see how the Reformation would have had the impact it did. How can Christians today use Social Media for good? What should we beware of?You can watch the video above or download the notes here: Authority vs Internet-inspired anarchy … [Read more...]

Gospel Confidence: Do you really want your church to grow?

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The second in my series of talks on Evangelism in a Post-Chritian World is called: Gospel Confidence: Do you really want your church to grow?. It is my contention that many of us are actually secretly not that keen on our church growing. If this is true, then we are not that keen on people becoming Christians. There is something wrong if that is the case. In this talk I encourage us to renew our passionate conviction for the gospel, and dare to believe that Jesus meant what he said when he … [Read more...]

Ancient Morality vs Modern ‘Freedom’

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Today I begin a short series of videos which I have entitled "Evangelism in a Post Christian World" These were filmed at a training day I spoke at for the Counties Evangelists. The first section focused on the way our society is changing and a Christian response.You can watch the video above or view my slides here:Part One: Ancient Morality vs Modern 'Freedom' … [Read more...]

Modern Reformation: a contrary but friendly appeal on Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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A few months ago the new editor of The Modern Reformation wrote to ask me to consider contributing an article to what is now their current issue. The issue approaches the work of the Holy Spirit (and the sign gifts of the Spirit) from a cessationist view point, but we believe that an article from a non-cessationist would be a valuable addition to the issue. Specifically, we're hoping for a sort of personal appeal to fellow evangelicals that to believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy … [Read more...]

How a misinterpreted verse can make us feel guilty when we grieve

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If there was one verse in the ESV that I would tweak the translation of it would be 1 Thess 4:13. In it we are told “that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.” It is unfortunate simply because the most natural interpretation of that phrase in English is “You are not allowed to grieve because you have hope.”But that is not what Paul meant.I think the NIV is closer with it’s “Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of … [Read more...]

Happy 18th Birthday to Tamasin Warnock

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When I first started blogging I thought this site would be of most interest for my family. I thought that I might write things that my children would read in future years. The rest of you have kind of evicted my family as the primary audience over the years. Well today, this is a post for US, but you are welcome to look in.As I write, 8 years ago yesterday, our fifth child was born, George. Although he was only born at around 5pm we were home within a couple of hours and preparing for … [Read more...]

Leaders: Gentleness, not severity, will win you respect and love

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King David is an interesting character. His gentleness is evident in 2 Samuel 3. David says quite rightly towards the end, "These men, the sons of Zeruiah, are more severe than I." (v39), His lack of severity is to be broadly welcomed, and yet there is perhaps a weak side to this very strength. His gentility leads to passivity. Just like in the previous chapter, King David seems like almost a passenger in this story. Could it be that he was too gentle?King David's attitude is starkly … [Read more...]

Adrian interviewed on Moody Radio by Janet Parshall

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Yesterday I was on Moody National Radio being interviewed by Janet Parshall. We spoke about the gospel, and how you can know what a Christian is. We had several callers who rang in with personal questions. It was a moving conversation at times. You can listen to the interview here:Listen to more programs by Janet Parshall here. … [Read more...]

 Don’t assume God’s guidance will open an easy path

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 Sometimes we can be so familiar with a story that we miss crucial details. As we get to 2 Samuel 2 most of us know what is coming: King Saul is dead, the age of King David has begun. And yet the transition is far from being that straightforward.David inquires of God what he should do. In response to God's reply he moves to Hebron. Judea immediately embraces him as king. David reaches out with magnimity to those who buried Saul. You might think that the reign of King David over the … [Read more...]


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