|Seven (+1) highlights from the last seven days... |
My lovely wife's idea of a date night film. Quality action from Martin Scorsese. Stellar cast. Great one liners. Lots of blood... compelling story.
"When you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?"Global Blessing (Galatians 3:1-14)
Paul drives the Peter, the Galatians and us back to the Cross... Why? God preached the gospel to Abraham: "In you all peoples (ethnos) will be blessed". The Gospel is blessing from God, made possible by the Cross of Christ, and means we're counted righteous and have the Holy Spirit dwell in us (Christ formed in us!! Union with Christ!!) - and all we do is hear with faith - no works required! What could be better that exulting in the gospel with Ed and Carolina (Relays). Bring on the next sectin of Galatians next week!
Between Two Pancakes
Freshers Week at Reading
Meeting lots of people called Dan. People passionate about Jesus Christ. Students prepared to risk for God.... Risk is right (part 1). A room full of them at Reading's first meeting. Seeing a CU utterly on vision to be living for Jesus and speaking for Jesus. Catching up with students I've not seen for a while and hearing about what God is doing in their lives! How exciting.
Seeing and Savouring Jesus Christ
""Seeing and Savouring Jesus Christ," by John Piper. It's a fantastic little book. Drenched in Scripture and full of insights into the person of Jesus Christ. A great devotional book that will no doubt fuel you in your worship" -- Tim HughesLike rain from heaven
What I really enjoyed on Monday was spending the day with the Reading CU cell leaders at Carey Baptist Church... gorging ourselves on the Word of God together... exploring Mark's gospel (to be blogged eventually)... enjoying the Cross... eating Pizza. And getting very wet as it rained. Rain, a reminder of the effectiveness of God's word. It falls and it produces a harvest.
Sustaining Grace - MP3 is now online - the church version of John Piper's talk at EMA06.I've been enjoying the panel discussions from DG06 and Mark Driscoll's talk, but a version of this talk is the last I heard "live" from Dr Piper in June this year.
Not grace to bar what is not bliss,+1, the Naomi Moment
...in which our intrepid evangelism secretary discovered her phone wasn't actually lost after all... an honour to have been there at that decisive moment in human history.
tags: the departed | john piper mark driscoll emerging church | tim hughes desiring god christian union holy spirit