Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you (Matthew 28:19-20)
Around 20 years ago, Phillip Jensen developed the so-called Uluru church life-cycle model. Since then, research has identified Vision as the key human element.
The final day of GAFCON 2018 is bound to go down in history. I have labelled it as the Importance and Cost of Victory, for it began with a fine Bible talk about the ascension of Jesus. The death of Jesus came before the resurrection of Jesus. But after that came Jesus' ascension. It is... Continue Reading →
Day 4 of GAFCON is one I will remember for the rest of my life. We went to the temple steps for the conference photo - all 1,950 of us. And in the process we sang Amazing Grace, and read Psalm 122. It was an incredibly moving time. as we stood at the temple steps... Continue Reading →
The third day of GAFCON 2018 was challenging. You can find my reflections on Day 1 and Day 2. For me, the third day revolved around The Importance and Cost of Mission. The foundational truth of the resurrection provided the spectacular backdrop. With the risen Jesus, those who belong to Jesus will have victory (c.f.... Continue Reading →
Yesterday was the first of a special series of posts to report on GAFCON 2018. The first was entitled The Importance and Cost of Faithfulness. It is fitting to summarise Day 2 under the title of "The Importance and Cost of Repentance". Speaking from Luke 23:26-47, Rev Richard Coekin from England spoke passionatelyabout the priority... Continue Reading →
A summary from the inspiring challenge of GAFCON 2018, Day 1. The Gospel must be preached faithfully to the nations, and it will entail knowing the importance and cost of being faithful.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the landmark address given by Phillip Jensen at the U.K. Proclamation Trust's Evangelical Ministry Assembly, titled. It is entitled "The Theological Necessity for Pragamatism" (though this wouldn't fit on something called a tape, so the official title is "We Must be Pragmatic"). The talk is brilliant, in my view,... Continue Reading →
It is always tempting to form a view about yourself that is relative to others. When a child tries out for a sporting team, and they think they are better than someone else, they think they are good. Right? What else matters? The nature of confronting reality The same is true when it comes to... Continue Reading →
Is this blog anti church planting? By no means! In what is often regarded as the landmark paper on Church Planting, Tim Keller says that “if we want to reach our city, should we try to renew older congregations to make them more evangelistic, or should we plant lots of new churches? That question is... Continue Reading →