Monday, 28 February 2011

Show us Jesus!

That is the job of the preacher, to show His congregation Jesus! That's is exactly what Mike Reeves did for us over the weekend.

We had a wonderful weekend away at Forum NE (25th Feb - 27th Feb). We learned so much about Jesus from the book of Leviticus, a book I imagine most students would have thought was "boring" before the weekend, and everyone came away excited about reading the OT and seeing Jesus there!

Please pray that we all remain firmly established in the gospel of grace and remember that we have been saved for fellowship with the loving Triune God of the universe. Pray that as we look at Jesus we grow in love for Him and for others. This in turn will lead to holy living because the summation of the law is loving God with everything and loving others. It wont just lead to holy living but also evangelism. Because as we grow in love for Jesus and love for others that will be attractive to the world around. Out of the overflow of our hearts our mouths will speak!!!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Missionary God

Check out this great new video from UCCF about mission. We have wonderful God who is a missionary. He seeks us. He wants to reconcile people to Himself. The love within the Trinity; Father, Son and Hoy Spirit, flows outwards. It is because God is love that He seeks after us, that's why Jesus came to save us and that's the glorious message Christians have to proclaim to the world around us. He wants us to know His love. He wants to adopt sons and daughters from every nation, tribe and language. AWESOME!!!

Oh, and see if you notice anyone you know?!?!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

God and Science: A leap of faith?

Last week I had the privilege of helping the christian union in Durham University with their week of events entitled "Rescued?"
I, along with a whole load of CU guests, had opportunities to get alongside Christian students encouraging them in the gospel and training them one on one. But not just that, we also had some wonderful conversations about Jesus with non-Christians, sometimes on the back of excellent talks by Andrew Sach and Rico Tice, sometime because we were wearing bright yellow hoodies and stood out a mile, and other times because students had been faithful living and speaking for Jesus over the last few months and we got the opportunity to back that up.

Here is a talk from the Tuesday Lunchbar, the title of which is the title of this post. I thought it was excellent, any comments or questions are welcome below.
With rise to prominence of atheistic thinking (Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris et al) and the continued trust in science as the answer for most things this talk really helps uncover the inconsistency in the thinking of many and challenges people to really weigh up the evidence, not just scientific, but historic etc, and see where it leads.

Go here, and click listen to talk! Enjoy.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The blessing of the Word of God

Just watched this. We are so privileged to have had the Word of God in our language for such a long time. Have we lost the joy shown by these people upon receiving the New Testament in full for the first time?

The Kimyal People Receive the New Testament from UFM Worldwide on Vimeo.