What does it mean to “receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” ?

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In chapter 3 of Hope Reborn, we list four steps which are part of the normal process of becoming a Christian and beginning your Christian life. The first one is explained in that chapter which is available free here, and today we share our explanation of what we believe Peter meant by "receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit."In the next step, the Apostle Peter promises to those who repent and are baptized, “you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).STEP THREE: RECEIVE THE GIF … [Read more...]

How to Become a Christian. Free Chapter from Hope Reborn

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The heart of my new book Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus is the following chapter which answers the critical question,How do I become a Christian?The Bible explains the story of humanity and the way God saves us in three stages. This is summarized in Ephesians 2:1-9 which is explained in three diagrams below:We are all trapped in a pit called sin, which separates us from God. Nothing we can do ourselves will ever save us. All our efforts to please God … [Read more...]

Introducing my new book, written with Tope Koleoeo

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I can now announce that my new book Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus is available for you to pre-order.Please like Hope Reborn on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter.It has been a real delight to write this book with the man who I have called my friend, my brother, and my pastor for almost twenty years: Tope Koleoso.We wanted to produce a book to help people who want to become a Christian, or who want to find the way back after drifting away.We trust that … [Read more...]

Everyday Mission by Ben Connolly and Bob Roberts

My friend Bob Roberts has recently co-authored a book called Everyday Mission  with Ben Connelly. Here is what I wrote as an endorsement for it, followed by a video which talks about the idea of regular missional living:"Are you concerned about the state of the Church in the West today? Are you affected by the need of the World around us? Do you struggle to know what you should do about it personally? This book will challenge you to become a missionary, right where you live, and not le … [Read more...]

Do Londoners believe in God?

My friend Justin Brierley spent some time asking Londoners if they believe in God.  Interestingly, this is also the first question of The God Test. Watch the results, and consider booking in to Unbelieveable? the conference. … [Read more...]

A call for a new kind of theology to be written and preached

My pastor and I, Tope Koleoso often recall @bobrobertsjr saying that he believes a new type of theology needs to be written that is accessible & assumes nothing.Over the last few days I have found myself writing a few tweets that explain this a concept a bit more.  I thought I would share these bite sized thoughts, slightly expanded for more clarity at times, here in one post.  Sometimes  a string of thoughts hits me like that, even when I wasn't planning it. Its one of the things I love … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Michael L Brown and Matthew Vine debate: Can you be a Gay Christian?

Apologist, author, and radio show host Michael L Brown debated author Matthew Vine about this contentious issue. I am sure that whatever your position on this matter, you will find the debate to be of interest.For further reading see alsoGod and the Gay Christian - a round up of critiques What is a Christian? What is an Evangelical? How to tell if you are an Evangelical or a Progressive Christian The Baptist Union to allow differences on Same Sex Marriage Interview on Same Sex … [Read more...]

SERMON: The Trinity and You

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This is the video of the sermon I preached this morning followed by a full set of notes.AudioHow do you tend to think of God? A Force or Power? A remote ruler? An angry judge?But the Bible reveals that God is intensely personal and he is very interested in you. HE wants to know you.  Part of getting to know someone is getting to know about someone. It is not enough to merely learn about them, but it is a helpful and necessary start. We must know why we believe what we believe and … [Read more...]

AIDS and the Evangelical – a case study in compassion and social justice

I was ten when AIDS was first clinically observed. I remember that early attitudes to this, among the media and general population were revulsion and fear. There was a lot of ignorance. People worried that AIDS might be easy to catch. Even as a young man, as I became more aware of AIDs and how it was transmitted, I remember thinking that the human race were fortunate that this was not a more readily transmitted illness like, say flu.There was a lot of angst about the idea of a new illness. … [Read more...]

Attend this years Unbelievable? Conference: The UK’s leading apologetics event

Premier Christian Radio and Biola University present Unbelievable? The Conference 2014 – Reasonable faith in an uncertain world. We live in an uncertain world and a sceptical age! Now in its 4th year, Unbelievable? is the UK's leading apologetics and evangelism conference.This year's conference will help ordinary Christians like you be equipped to:Be confident in your faith and share it effectivelyEngage with atheism, Islam and other worldviewsGive good reasons for God and the tr … [Read more...]

Lunch with Tim Chaddick, pastor of Reality LA

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Yesterday I had the joy of meeting a new friend, Tim Chaddick. A group of us from Jubilee Church London met with a group from Reality LA. It is always encouraging to meet like-minded people who God is using to build his Kingdom. I have heard a lot of good things about what God is doing in this young, growing church. It was so good to meet all of them, and especialy Tim with whom I have corresponded with on email before.These guys get that we are living in a new era. An era of a global … [Read more...]

Tamasin Warnock’s charitable trip to South Africa

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My eldest daughter is now seventeen. I do not know what has happened to all those years!Next month we will be waving her off on a trip to South Africa. She will be spending three weeks of her summer renovating classrooms in a township school, and teaching children who have not had the fortunate upbringing she has. Some of the children may well be AIDs orphans.I am very proud of her. She is working with Hillcrest, and is expected to raise her own funds. Through quiz nights, cake … [Read more...]


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