In all of our witnessing for Christ, we must never forget that the Christian’s concern is not simply with winning an argument but with leading others in the entirety of their existence to faith in Christ.In our witness for Christ, the most important thing is love. The importance of having love in all that we […]Read More Witnessing For Christ
Offering a theological analysis of contemporary society does not mean that we ‘curse’ the society within which we live. We must always bring the Good News of God’s love – “God so loved the world …” (John 3:16). That doesn’t mean that we become uncritical of the world. We must never forget these words: “Do […]Read More Witnessing for Christ in today’s world
“it is the total ministry of service, prayer, love and witness, throughout the year, which is used to bring new life to the parish” (Local Church Evangelism, edited by David Wright and Alastair Gray, p. 85). To be reminded of our calling to be faithful in service, prayer, love and witness is to be reminded […]Read More Service, Prayer, Love and Witness
“The Lord is your keeper” (Psalm 121:5); “My help comes from the Lord” (Psalm 121:2). Such words fill us with hope – and they call us to prayer. They do not fill us with a superficial optimism. They stir us to receive more of the Lord’s help, and to know more of His keeping power. […]Read More Build For The Future – Pray And Witness.
Here are some thoughts from Local Church Evangelism, edited by David Wright and Alastair Gray. Worship comes first. “Praise is the primary form of the communication, the sheer enjoyment of the grace of God in our lives – all other communication is an overflow of this, the spread of its scent, affirming in appropriate ways, […]Read More Looking up to God and looking out to our community
“Come to him … be yourselves built into a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:4-5). This speaks to us of personal conversion and life in fellowship with God’s people. The life of holiness, to which we are called, is to be lived in fellowship with God’s people. We are to encourage one another to live a […]Read More Faith, Holiness, Worship And Witness
“Fulfil your vows” (Nahum 1:15). * Faith We’re going to think together about our Church membership vows. These vows can be summarized in five words: Faith, Worship, Devotions, Giving, Witness. The first vow is the foundation upon which the others are built. The other four vows are the practical implications of the first vow: our […]Read More Fulfil your vows.