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Persuading through Power in Perspective

The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve. 243 more words

Christian Leadership

the embarrassment that matters

“…we cannot escape the embarrassment of standing stark naked before God. It is of no use for us to try and cover up like Adam and Eve in the garden.

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Christianity

Why it's not always best to preach expository sermons

OK, I realise this depends upon how you define “expository”. If you mean that when you preach, every sermon should allow a text (or more than one) to set the agenda for what is said, then I’d have to agree that every sermon should be expository. 1,034 more words

Book Review: The Message of Revelation - By Michael Wilcock


Michael Wilcock’s book The Message of Revelation is – as might be expected – a commentary on the book of Revelation. However, as the editors say in the preface ‘commentary’ is perhaps not the best word to describe the book. 1,482 more words

Book Reviews

Christ-shaped Fruit?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…
Galatians 5:22-23a ESV

John Stott suggests that these nine fruit (there are almost certainly others) that the Holy Spirit bears in our lives are… 184 more words

Sermons And Soda Water

No Fruit (just) for YOU?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…
Galatians 5:22-23a ESV

The fruit of the Spirit can only be borne and… 146 more words

Sermons And Soda Water