1. One clear question to see difficult decisions in a fresh light

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    18/11/2016 by Chris Green

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    Chip and Dan Heath tell a story of the computer chip company, Intel.  Back in the 1970s Intel was well-known …
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  2. More can be bad for you – even though it tastes so good!

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    15/11/2016 by Chris Green

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    Like anyone, I like growth and expansion. I like more. But it comes at a cost. So I admire people who ask what went well last time, that we’re not going to do again

  3. What story does your church service tell? 7 elements to consider

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    11/11/2016 by Chris Green

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    So what if one week the analogy we used for our services was to be like a roller-coaster ride? Or a walk in the forest? Or a surprise party? Or a great epic? Or the movement through the verses of a well-known, or unknown, hymn?

  4. The only decision you’ll ever need to make

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    09/11/2016 by Chris Green

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    As preachers and church leaders, we get to help people decide each week to put Christ first. And when we preach we should plan to be specific.

  5. “I want you to get out of your seat.” My biggest lesson from Billy Graham.

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    08/11/2016 by Chris Green

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    There are many differences between most of us and Billy Graham. But here’s a critical lesson we can all take to heart.

  6. Seven ways to raise the value of Evangelism

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    04/11/2016 by Chris Green

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    Why ever wouldn’t you want to evangelise? And I know the answer: it’s because of the push-back that we anticipate, brace ourselves for, practice feeling the pain for, and therefore fear. As Bill Hybels puts it, “We say people’s ‘No’ for them.” So what’s the answer?

  7. Not just for arty types – a brilliant exhibition in London builds massive gospel bridges. If we can cross them…

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    07/10/2016 by Chris Green

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    These painters are explicitly aiming to paint an eternal tragedy. They are painting what we would call the Fallen Condition. They are expressing what it means to be a ruined Image Bearer.

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