Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another new blog

Kevin Gill from Church in the Peak has joined the growing ranks of Newfrontiers bloggers. Stop by his blog, read a post, leave a nice comment and encourage a fellow blogger...

A New Leadership Blog

Following hot on the heels of Matt Hosiers new blog The Leaders Poole comes this new blog from Steve Tibbert of Kings Church Catford.

Steve says, "The Leadership blog has just been launched and I am outlining the lessons we have learnt from moving to multiple meetings, which I believe will be helpful to a number of our churches."

Do go and have a read or better yet get your elders to read it...

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Leaders Poole

In a one man mission to write as many blogs as possible and get Poole to the front of everyone's mind, Matt Hosier has launched his 5th blog The Leaders Poole on funnily enough, leadership. Check it out...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

ESV Study Bible

Engaging with Culture

UCCF releases an evangelism podcast regularly to equip students to live and speak for Jesus as they're involved in Christian Unions, united in evangelism to grow the local churches. I'd think they're also a good service to the wider church. Latest podcast: "ENGAGING WITH CULTURE"

How do we glorify God when playing football, cooking, studying and going to Church? How can living lives that glorify God help in evangelism? Clive Parnell chats with Julian Hardyman (Author of Glory Days) and music comes from Charlie Hall and The Dave Crowder Band.



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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A new affection!

I'm preparing to preach at Frontiers Church Exeter in a couple of weeks time on 2 Corinthians 3. Approaching that I've found myself drawn back to Thomas Chalmers' famous sermon on the expulsive power of a new affection (pdf) if you've not read it, I'd highly recommend it.
"The best way of casting out an impure affection is to admit a pure one; and by the love of what is good to expel the love of what is evil. Thus it is, that the freer gospel, the more sanctifying is the gospel; and the more it is received as a doctrine of grace, the more will it be felt as a doctrine according to godliness."

Saturday, October 4, 2008

"...when God sees sinners as though they are saints they actually are saints"

Terry Virgo says we need to pin down our doctrine... we have theologians amongst us!

"Since a believer is in Christ then their standing before God is based on Christ’s standing. The believer is only viewed in the light of Christ’s obedient life, atoning death and resurrection.This union’s outcome, in terms of a believer’s righteousness, is that God views them not on their own in their unrighteousness, but in Christ with his righteousness. 

Again, this is not a righteousness within the believer; it is still Christ’s. It is a reality because, as Calvin puts it, we are ‘engrafted into his body – in short, because he deigns to makes us one with him.’  

The believer appropriates this righteousness by God counting it to them, which becomes a truth in the context of their union with Christ. When God looks at a believer, because of their positional security in Jesus they actually do have the standing before him that he declares them to have."

Tim Suffield, Clothed in Righteousness. More at TimSuffield.com

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another new blog

Kevin Gill from Church in the Peak has joined the growing ranks of Newfrontiers bloggers. Stop by his blog, read a post, leave a nice comment and encourage a fellow blogger...

A New Leadership Blog

Following hot on the heels of Matt Hosiers new blog The Leaders Poole comes this new blog from Steve Tibbert of Kings Church Catford.

Steve says, "The Leadership blog has just been launched and I am outlining the lessons we have learnt from moving to multiple meetings, which I believe will be helpful to a number of our churches."

Do go and have a read or better yet get your elders to read it...

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Leaders Poole

In a one man mission to write as many blogs as possible and get Poole to the front of everyone's mind, Matt Hosier has launched his 5th blog The Leaders Poole on funnily enough, leadership. Check it out...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

ESV Study Bible

Engaging with Culture

UCCF releases an evangelism podcast regularly to equip students to live and speak for Jesus as they're involved in Christian Unions, united in evangelism to grow the local churches. I'd think they're also a good service to the wider church. Latest podcast: "ENGAGING WITH CULTURE"

How do we glorify God when playing football, cooking, studying and going to Church? How can living lives that glorify God help in evangelism? Clive Parnell chats with Julian Hardyman (Author of Glory Days) and music comes from Charlie Hall and The Dave Crowder Band.



Download | Subscribe with iTunes

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A new affection!

I'm preparing to preach at Frontiers Church Exeter in a couple of weeks time on 2 Corinthians 3. Approaching that I've found myself drawn back to Thomas Chalmers' famous sermon on the expulsive power of a new affection (pdf) if you've not read it, I'd highly recommend it.
"The best way of casting out an impure affection is to admit a pure one; and by the love of what is good to expel the love of what is evil. Thus it is, that the freer gospel, the more sanctifying is the gospel; and the more it is received as a doctrine of grace, the more will it be felt as a doctrine according to godliness."

Saturday, October 4, 2008

"...when God sees sinners as though they are saints they actually are saints"

Terry Virgo says we need to pin down our doctrine... we have theologians amongst us!

"Since a believer is in Christ then their standing before God is based on Christ’s standing. The believer is only viewed in the light of Christ’s obedient life, atoning death and resurrection.This union’s outcome, in terms of a believer’s righteousness, is that God views them not on their own in their unrighteousness, but in Christ with his righteousness. 

Again, this is not a righteousness within the believer; it is still Christ’s. It is a reality because, as Calvin puts it, we are ‘engrafted into his body – in short, because he deigns to makes us one with him.’  

The believer appropriates this righteousness by God counting it to them, which becomes a truth in the context of their union with Christ. When God looks at a believer, because of their positional security in Jesus they actually do have the standing before him that he declares them to have."

Tim Suffield, Clothed in Righteousness. More at TimSuffield.com