Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sacrifical living: Romans 12:1-2 and what we fill our minds with

I’ve always thought that Romans 12:1-2 are foundational verses for Christians as a response to the Gospel that Paul has been outlining in Romans to this point (summed up in his phrase “in view of God’s mercy” in 12:1). I’ve … Continue reading

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Sacrifical Prayer: Praying at all times in Acts

Another challenge to true discipleship from Chris Green’s book on the church – this time the challenge to pray at every opportunity with expectant faith as Paul asks the Ephesian Christians to do in Ephesians 6:18: “And pray in the … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Giving: True Fellowship in Acts 2 and 5

I read a few books on the church over the Summer preparing for a short topical series this Autumn.  Here’s a challenging quote for us wealthy westerners from Chris Green’s BST on “The Message of The Church” as he discussed … Continue reading

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What should characterise a Christian? What would a person looking at a Christian say about them?

What would someone looking at me say about my life?  I wonder what the dominant characteristic would be? In Galatians 5:22-26 Paul lists the fruits of the Spirit.  We are all works in progress, but God is changing us and growing … Continue reading

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Why leave the world a better place? Ed Miliband’s faith.

In his conference speech last year Ed Miliband talked about his family and upbringing and the debt he feels he owes to this country which took his Jewish parents in as they fled Nazi Germany.  Part of his speech follows: … Continue reading

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