How can we ever know that the Gospel of Jesus and the words of the bible are really true? I mean, they were written thousands of years ago in a culture that is so different from ours – no phones, no bank accounts, no McDonalds! It was orally passed down before it was written down!… Continue reading Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?
Faith hopes for what it does not see and helps us carry what we cannot bear
There are times in life when struggle seems to be the norm. Jesus himself taught his disciples that in this world you will have hardships. He also talked openly about the difficulties his followers would face. We would hope that during times like these we can retreat into the presence of God, as well as find… Continue reading Sometimes you just need to get out of your Church for your own good!
In our present culture there is huge emphasis upon the individual. The post-modern mantra of “that’s good for you, but I’ll find my own truth” pervades every corner of our lives. It also has impacted and informed current day discipleship processes. Discipleship has become a process that is done to us – we attend a… Continue reading Gospel-Centred Discipleship Communities and the death of the lone ranger
Church - Bible = Death of the Church This may seem over-simplified but let me explain: Faith comes by allowing yourself to be subjected to the scriptures. Without the scriptures being unfolded in gatherings the gathered church cannot thrive spiritually. It may grow numerically if the leaders are skilled leaders or organisers, but the spiritual… Continue reading Without the bible