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When the passage doesn’t produce a sermon – five useful questions to ask.

I took the passage to a local coffee shop, and watched the customers. What does this passage have to say to 21st century urbanites, most of whom gave up on the god-idea years ago? How does this prise open their questions, address their fears and hopes, shift their distracted focus onto Christ?

Elephants and mice: Do churches have to choose between the benefits of being large or small?

Elephants Leaders like it large At our best, leaders like it large because that means more people are hearing, believing and maturing in the gospel.  More people have found a spiritual home.   More people are exercising their gifts in ministry  More people are giving their lives in Christ’s service. More resources can be raised

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