How to “come out of” today…

Whether you vote “in” or “out” today, and whatever the result in the referendum, there is always something for you and I to come “out of” in order to move into our next and new. I believe that there are some words you need to hear if you are going to move on well into the next… check them out here:

Mark 1:9-11  At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my loved Son, with you I am well pleased.

 

Preparing you to vote well…

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 18.22.41This past Sunday I taught in our London Hammersmith congregation what I believe is essential truth and perspective to prepare all believers in Christ to vote well, whether in the coming EU Referendum in here in the UK on 23 May, elsewhere in the world where you have a crucial vote to cast. I really believe that this will help you, so do invest the 40 minutes and watch the message on video below, and get yourself prepared to vote well, and also to use your voice well in the debates that are raging all around.

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Preparing for the Referendum (or your elections)

This Sunday, get some help on how to vote…

For UK citizens, it could be one of the most important vote of a lifetime. If you are in the USA, SA or elsewhere, your vote later this year may well be one of your most important too.

On Sunday 12 June at our London Hammersmith congregation service I’ll be tackling this subject entitled “God, Government, The Referendum, and you”- sharing some biblical principles to help you consider how to vote, and to clarify your “voice” as you enter the debate, whether you are eligible to vote or not.

I’m hoping to help you to think through how you will vote, and why? There will also be a 30 minute “Referendum discussion” after the service to help you process your decision with others. All welcome.

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My 1st thoughts about the coming EU referendum

Most people agree that there is such a miserable representation of the real issues we should be considering regarding the “Leave” or “Remain” question that will face all of us UK citizens in three weeks time. It’s surely time to think beyond “how will it effect my mobile roaming charges” and “will I still be able to go on holiday to France” or even “how will it effect my pay packet.” There must be better questions?

I’ll post a few of my guiding thoughts over the next 3 weeks, with the aim of – if you are a follower of Jesus – helping us make a decision based at least on an attempt to be consistent with a Biblical world view on God & government.

For now, consider this: Are there any Biblical principles and values that will guide your decision, even beyond your own preferences? Could you write these down? Give it a go, and let me know.

Here’s a good article by J John to get you started on thinking a bit differently and more clearly.

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Being OPEN to God’s Gift in you

“What is in you is more important than what you are in.”

God has not given you a spirit of timidity, of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind…

Do you need a reminder of Who and what is in you? Here’s a message that I really believe many of us need to hear…

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Weep, before you vote…

How will you vote?  The London mayoral elections? Trump or ? Brexit or staying in? ANC or ? The next Philippine president? What to do about Zuma?

In many parts of the world we get to vote and how you vote is a huge question, but let me encourage us – these who call ourselves followers of Jesus – to WEEP BEFORE WE VOTE.

In Luke 19v41, as Jesus is nearing Jerusalem, we read:

And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it…

What He saw moved Him to tears. When the Apostle Paul came to Athens, we read thatGod Governemnt“he was provoked in his spirit, because the city was given over to idols.” (Acts 17:16) What should we weep for, and be grieved about, in our cities and nations?

Here’s an extract from a brilliant article by J John on “The cross and the ballot box” about what we “evangelicals” (= bible & Jesus believing people) should consider weeping about:

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My new “Art of Loving Well” series is now on TBN UK

I’m excited to announce that my latest series of the Art of Loving Well show is now airing on on TBN UK on Sundays 22.30 and Mondays 23.00 on SKY582, FREEVIEW 65, or Live online at TBNUK. I know its late, but set your recorder and let these 8 episodes help you love well friends!  The content includes:

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