Friday, 26 February 2010

Say it like you mean it!

Here's a wee video for those of us who are tired with humility being confused with uncertaninty, and conviction with narrow-mindedness.

I found it both funny and inspiring.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Preach the Word

This article by Steven Lawson is well worth reading from start to finish, but here's a sample:

A heaven-sent revival will only come when Scripture is enthroned once again in the pulpit. There must be the clarion declaration of the Bible, the kind of preaching that gives a clear explanation of a biblical text with compelling application, exhortation, and appeal.

Every preacher must confine himself to the truths of Scripture. When the Bible speaks, God speaks. The man of God has nothing to say apart from the Bible. He must not parade his personal opinions in the pulpit. Nor may he expound worldly philosophies. The preacher is limited to one task — preach the Word...

...May a new generation of strong men step forward and speak up, and may they do so loud and clear. As the pulpit goes, so goes the church.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Had the privilege of attending the 9 Marks Conference at Charlotte Chapel last week. Found it challenging, stimulating and encouraging in equal measure. The talks and Q&A sessions are now available for download at Charlotte Chapel's website here. Details below.

• Session 1 - A Theological Vision - Churches that Display God's Glory + Slides + Q&A
• Session 2 - Preaching and Biblical Theology + Q&A
• Session 3 - Gospel, Conversion and Evangelism + Q&A
• Session 4 - Membership, Discipline and Discipleship + Q&A
• Session 5 - Leadership + Q&A
• Session 6 - Covenanting Together + Q&A