The following quote is from an excellent essay by Gordon fee called ‘The Disease of the Health and Wealth Gospels‘ and it’s well worth a read if you are concerned about the impact of the wealth and prosperity gospel. Just use the link above to grab a copy.
In the full biblical view, wealth and possessions are a zero value for the people of God…
This carefree attitude toward wealth and possessions, for which neither prosperity nor poverty is a value, is thoroughgoing in the New Testament. According to Jesus, the good news of the inbreaking of the Kingdom frees us from all those pagan concerns (Matt. 6:32). With His own coming the Kingdom has been inaugurated-even though it has yet to be fully consummated; the time of God’s rule is now; the future with its new values is already at work in the present. We have been “seized” by the Kingdom; our old values, the old way of looking at things, is on the way out; we are joyously freed from the tyranny of all other lords. In the new order, brought about by Jesus, the standard is sufficiency, and surplus is called into question”.
“Jesus promised his disciples three things—that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.
The ‘sinners prayer’ is a regular feature in many churches. But I have stopped using the sinners prayer in my meetings. Here’s why…
In this weeks message Sean McIntyre continues to teach on Ephesians chapter four. He teaches that the most important thing we need to understand in this passage is the purpose for which God gave the gifts. Podcast: Subscribe in iTunes | Play in new window | Download
In this weeks message Sean McIntyre continues to teach on Ephesians chapter four. He teaches that the most important thing we need to understand in this passage is the purpose for which God gave the gifts. #ps
For the last 12 years of ministry in Kenya I have tried to keep a blog. Sometimes it has been a bit inconsistent but I have tried my best. For the last year, I have been working on two blogs, one to keep people up to date with our work and the other to contain […]
Every year People resolve to read the Bible more regularly and they start looking for Bible reading plans to get them through the process. The trouble is that we often fail to read intentionally. You could study the Bible book by book as I suggest in my article ‘5 Reasons To Ditch Your Bible Reading Plan & Study Book By Book’ but in this article I want to suggest that you answer your one big question.
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The grace of God has been quite prominent in my thinking this month. I am painfully aware of how much I need God’s grace in everything that I am doing and how undeserving I am of the task to which He has called me. This month I’m also reading a lot of Charles Spurgeon. I’m no […]
In today’s message from Ephesians chapter 2, I remind you to look back and remember how far we have come. We were completely dead in our trespasses and sins but God has made us alive together with Christ. Podcast: Subscribe in iTunes | Play in new window | Download This is the firs time that I am posting my […]