Category Archives: Church Planting

ROLL-CALL: Bill Johnson

  Hebrews 11 has been called the “Roll-call of Faith.” The writer takes a whistle-stop tour through the Old Testament, pointing out some of the truly amazing people in Jewish history who exemplified what faith in God really looked like. … Continue reading

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“We being many, are one body…”

In Romans 12, Paul works on the idea of the church being like a human body, with different parts functioning together to create one harmonious whole. Here’s a snippet: “For by the grace given me I say to every one … Continue reading

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“Repent and Believe…”

The word “Repent” has a claim to being one of those words that changed the world. It was on seeing the difference between the Latin Penitentia and the Greek Metanoia that Martin Luther came to faith. The Latin had come … Continue reading

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“it’s not what he does, it’s what he is…”

  “He cannot do anything deliberate now. The strain of his whole weight on his outstretched arms hurts too much. The pain fills him up, displaces thought, as much for him as it has for everyone else who has ever … Continue reading

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“All things to all people”- The heart of evangelism

  In Paul’s first letter to the young church at Corinth  he spells out a powerful principle which I believe should run through the core of every piece of evangelism (the way that “Blackpool” runs through the seaside rock of … Continue reading

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We are called to a radical obedience

  I’m looking at Joshua 5, and thinking about the way we live before God. And reading this passage, and thinking that thought, there’s no doubt but that we’re called to a radical obedience. Radical to the point of scary. … Continue reading

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Travelling Light

The  first followers of Jesus didn’t have it easy. When Jesus had said “Take up your cross and follow me,” he meant it. And for them, the symbol of the cross was no decoration but the daily possibility of arrest, … Continue reading

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