Christlikeness

By |2012-10-21T13:14:39+00:00October 21st, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

1 JOHN 3v2 is where we're at this morning. Here's the outline, as part of our ‘Radical Disciple’ series vitally, rooted in God’s love, & responding to God’s love! But in the image & likeness of what? Genesis 1v26 Ephesians 4:22, Matthew 5, Galatians 5 & 1 Corinthians 13. I. OUR LIFE a godly pattern. 1 John 3: 3, 2 Corinthians 3: 18, Psalm19:14 sin and struggle not the norm. II. OUR LOVE love should be the motivator of our lives. hatred is the antithesis of all that Jesus is. love determines a person’s actions. 1 John 3: 18 III. OUR LOYALTY [...]

9 ways I hear from God!

By |2012-02-10T17:01:53+00:00February 10th, 2012|discipleship, faith, leadership, theology, writing|

One of the questions I get asked lots, is this:- How do I hear and better know God? So here's a working list of things that help me hear the the still small voice of the Spirit more clearly.   1 I hear God better after I've confessed my sin and struggles.  Confession gets rid of the static. Just as earwax is to hearing, so is confession to the soul. 2 I hear God better when I'm worshipping Him.  Worship is one way I tune into God's frequency: His nudges, words, scriptures, echoes & revelation. 3 I hear God better after I've read [...]

the discipline of time *outline

By |2012-01-31T19:57:29+00:00February 5th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, theology|

the fourth in our Sunday teaching series:- The Discipline of Time,... Exodus 20v8-11, Matthew 6v25-34 Discipline without direction is drudgery. Time scarity! Compulsions….? Exodus 20v10 i) Sabbath rest will give authentic enjoyment.                                                                   ii) Sabbath rest is for contrast.                                                                                              iii) Sabbath rest gives a glimpse of eternity in our time. Margin? / Procrastination?! /  Ecclesiastes 9:11, Proverbs 21:16. // 1- Seek Gods will in everything / 2-Learn how to say “NO” / 3-Develop good routines /  4-Look for where Gods activity is  / STOP – LOOK – LISTEN /  5-Schedule unhurried time with God / the still, small voice:- 1 Kings 19:12 [...]

the discipline of bible reading *outline

By |2012-01-31T19:31:52+00:00January 22nd, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, theology|

from our new teaching series......my outline today... “Without discipline, there’s no life at all!” The Discipline of Bible Reading  Exodus 20 v 1-6, Psalm 119 v 97-112 1 The Command – Exodus 20 v 4 God’s no cosmic killjoy, but always for our good! 2 The Warning – Exodus 20 v 5 Idols will disappoint, idols will dominate & deform us! 
3 The Blessing - Exodus 20 v 6 Psalm 119 v 105 1. If you’re too busy for the bible, you’re too busy. 2. Everything will keep you from the bible. 3. God needs a vehicle of truth. 4. [...]

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