Last week I had the pleasure of inviting Marcus Honeysett to be with my team for a few days. Marcus is the author of Meltdown and Finding Joy, the third longest serving member of UCCF staff, and now director of Living Leadership. He's also a brother whom I love to spend time with.
On the first day we considered the importance of small groups and training encouraging leaders. Catch a flavour from Jim Walford's blog: Bible study isn't for education.... We sent Marcus to speak at the Exeter University Evangelical Christian Union on 1 Peter 3 on Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday I invited guests from local churches, as an opportunity to serve them but also for them to be among us and bless, challenge and provoke us. We reflected on the joy of the LORD and missions, these were interactive sessions with about 20 people so the mp3s may be a bit disjointed in places...
Joy & Missions 1 (mp3)
Joy & Missions 2 (mp3)
Joy & Missions 3 (mp3)
Thursday was just the South West team again and we reflected upon the work of the Spirit in our lives:
Walking in the Spirit (mp3)
I enjoyed having Marcus with us and hearing more about the work of Living Leadership.
If you like Marcus' angle on stuff then you'll appreciate the ministry of Derek Cross. Sermons by Derek Cross and others at Woodlands Evangelical Church :
Ephesians 1v3,11-14: Included in Christ for the praise of God's glory (mp3)
Ephesians 1:5-6: Adopted as God's sons (mp3)
Ephesians 1:7-8: Forgiven by God's grace (mp3)
Ephesians 1:8-9: Involved in God's great plan (mp3)
Romans 7:6: The way that is new (mp3)
2 Cor 3:6: The way that is life giving (mp3)
Galatians 5:16: The way that overcomes sinful desires (mp3)
Galatians 5:26: The way that continues to rely on Christ (mp3)
Ephesians 5:18: The way that powers through (mp3)