Over the course of this short series I would like to share several lessons I have learnt, and even some I am presently learning, that I hope will encourage anyone who feels they have further development and aspires to serve Jesus’ Church in greater measures through leadership. Next in this series is recognising the importance of putting family first.
This is part of a series on the Lord’s prayer, culture and spiritual warfare in which we look at the subversive prayer that Jesus taught to his disciples and how that prayer engages in the war of ideas with the philosophies that pervade our age.
Part 1 – Identity and ‘Our Father In Heaven’
We present to you Joy To The World, an international reading of the Nativity Story. We asked Christian brothers and sisters from 24 different countries to read Luke chapter 2 with us, a verse a day, from 1st to 24th December. From Jamaica to Rwanda, and Montenegro to Japan, each day during Advent we will receive season’s greetings, a Scripture reading, and a little cultural insight by video.
Over the course of this short series I would like to share several lessons I have learnt, and even some I am presently learning, that I hope will encourage anyone who feels they have further development and aspires to serve Jesus’ Church in greater measures through leadership. In this post, I look at some of the tools of becoming teachable.
As we gathered at church on the first Sunday of November, there was an atmosphere of nervous anticipation. We all had heard the night before that England would be going into a second lockdown for at least 4 weeks. Now we face the uncertainty of when we will be able to meet together in person again. Hopefully it will be just 4 weeks, but we have already been told not to count on it.
At times like this it is more important than ever to remember why exactly it is that we meet together as church. For what purpose and for what end?
Jesus taught his disciples an incredibly subversive prayer. Every line of the short prayer that he taught does battle with a different ideological stronghold of our day and carries power in culture creation and in spiritual warfare.
Sam Hēnare (New Zealand) speaks about contextualising the gospel to reach the Māori community.
Ryan Saville speaks on I John 2:15-16, racial injustice, privilege and Evangelical response in the context of South Africa.
Anna Lyndon (Turkey) looks at the purity laws in Leviticus, and especially on their impact on women.
Fusi Mokoena (Dubai) tells the story of how God brought him from a small, rural town in South Africa to be leading a church in the great city of Dubai.