Monthly Archives: March 2011

Application of Acts to Church Leadership

In his book Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch advocates the setting up of an Apostolic Environment.  To create this environment requires leaders with vision.  They must be led by the Holy Spirit to want to break new ground in the local … Continue reading

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The Problem With Change

Going from reading passages of the Bible to reading a book that applies that book has been problematic.  I was in a system and that system needed to change to make me see more of the relevance. The problem with … Continue reading

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Applying the Book of Acts Today

As a follow up to reading the entire book of Acts, I read the book Transformational Church http://www.transformationalchurch.com/ .  In this book, the authors lay out an assessment that they did of North American churches to find out what the … Continue reading

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Worldview Evangelism

Ajith Fernando concludes his commentary on Acts by reminding us how Paul contextualized his message and taught with worldview in mind: “If we are truly to identify with those whom we are trying to reach, we must open our lives … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty Over The Seas

When I grew up in England I remember seeing a man in a storm.  We were on a cliff in North Cornwall and the man was weaving masterfully over the waves before they shattered on the rocks.  The raging seas … Continue reading

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Evangelism

Paul met with Herod Agrippa II.  When Festus introduced them Paul was able to lay out a defence for evangelism.  Evangelism has always been a touchy subject.  Many people think that it is arrogant to tell people what you think … Continue reading

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