The hole in our holiness

“No matter what you profess, if you show disregard for Christ by giving yourself over to sin – impenitently and habitually – then heaven is not your home” (DeYoung, The Hole in Our Holiness, p. 14) Reviewed by Kelvin Macharia: Is it even possible to please God with our righteousness? It sounds like an ocean being amused by water in a cup. And doesn’t Scripture say that “…all our righteous acts are like filthy rags?” Why bother to fight a losing…

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Total Gospel Grace

Last week at MTC our theme was Total Gospel: How the Gospel Changes Everything. We looked at how the news of Jesus, crucified, risen, returning, touches every area of life – leadership, work, ambitions, relationships and sexuality. And each of these are touched and transformed in a number of different ways by the gospel. So for example the way the gospel transforms work is partly by showing that we are…

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The un-wasted, future-focused life

Last Friday – the last day of the Ministry Training Course week – we began with an eternal perspective as Harrison preached through the later chapters of Acts and brought out Paul’s single-mindedness, heavenly focus and willingness to be the grain of  wheat that falls to the ground and dies to bring fruit. I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I…

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Why go?

Why mission? Why evangelism? Why gospel ministry? Why do the hard work of crossing cultural boundaries? Why try to persuade people who are happily unbelieving? Why preach the crazy-sounding message of Christ crucified for sinners? Why risk looking stupid? Why risk persecution and physical harm? Why serve the imperfect church? Why work so hard at preaching the Bible faithfully? Why do the messy business of working with real people? Why…

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Kevin Ombima

My name is Kevin Ombima a third born in the family of four from Siaya County,  Rarieda Constituency. My life has always been shaped by various reflections that keep saturating my mind; these reflections has brought about many discoveries, which have formed the basis of the steps that have shaped my life. I went to Nyagoko Secondary school, where I was re-birthed by the grace of God, and later joined…

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Daniel Kiragu

I am Daniel Kiragu a fourth born in a family of seven, three sisters and three brothers. I was born in kitale and later moved to Kiambu County at two years where I was brought up. I joined Karangi Primary school where I completed class eight in 2007. I then joined Kimunyu high school in 2008 until 2011. I have just completed my four year course at Maseno University in…

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Geoffrey Muatha

My name is Geoffrey Muatha. I am a third born in a family of eight, four boys and four girls. I was born and brought up in a small village in Kangundo, in Machakos County and in a christian family. My childhood was full of memories and the good times we had in the neighborhood, enjoying the natural serene environment. I love cooking, reading, writing articles and designing. You can’t…

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Induction 2016: The new team

Great time last weekend with the new team of iServe Africa ministry apprentices. Looking forward to a great year of listening again and again to the gospel together, exploring it, living it out, speaking it, enjoying Jesus more. Here are the notes for apprentices… 5 Keys to Personal Support Raising How to write a prayer letter Communication and Prayer God’s Mission & Our Mission The Priority of Preaching Living out…

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