10/05/2016 by Chris Green
The body God has given us to serve him has physical needs, and if we neglect those needs, we are not being good stewards.
28/04/2016 by Chris Green
On Good Friday, one man didn’t get to carry a cross. But another one did – and it wasn’t Jesus. Understanding him is the key to Christian discipleship.
25/04/2016 by Chris Green
There is a stubbornness in the way the Bible refuses to glamorise the Christian life. We shall never escape the reality of conforming to Jesus’ death, until we ourselves die.
22/04/2016 by Chris Green
We follow a crucified Saviour. That sounds obvious, but it always needs repeating. Because the penny never seems to drop. Not all the way, all the time.
19/04/2016 by Chris Green
One weakness in much preaching today is that it is quite individually applied, and in a way that can be transplanted from one church to another without too much difficulty. It is not focussed enough on a particular congregation, and therefore lacks the force to move that church to better obedience.
16/04/2016 by Chris Green
In Paul’s mind the potential elder must show a double gifting from Romans 12: an ability to teach must be partnered to an ability to lead.
14/04/2016 by Chris Green
Churches, like any human organisation, cannot operate long-term as shapeless, improvised groupings. And even though an occasional New Testament scholar will suggest that the first few decades of the church had an exciting, free-form style, which only much later hardened into a hierarchy, when we turn to the New Testament, we can see that the experience of the very first Christians was much more complex.