Second year classes term 2 [1]

It’s been a good half term looking at gospel-driven sanctification, the letter of 1 Corinthians and thinking about other religions. Here are some of the notes and resources: Sanctification: Union with Christ Sanctification: Adoption Sanctification: Lordship, Law & Obedience Sanctification: Faith Sanctification: Spirit How to think about other religions Intro to Islam Intro to Buddhism The Trellis & the Vine Contextualisation Covenant theology Fasting  

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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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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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Sanctification in the everyday

As we finished the series on Leviticus we were struck by how holiness touches on every area of life – eating, drinking, money, land, sexuality, employment, our relationships with one another. This is a God who has bought us and he will have all of us.  #NittyGritty From Training Wednesday: Sanctification 4 – Faith Sanctification 5 – Spirit What does the word ‘Law’ mean in the Scriptures (Tom Schreiner) Preaching Old…

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Who am I?

Last week in Training Wednesdays we looked at an often neglected but hugely important category for thinking about sanctification and the connection between the gospel and godliness – adoption. “What is a Christian? The question can be answered in many ways, but the richest answer I know is that a Christian is one who has God as Father. You sum up the whole of New Testament teaching in a single…

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The Law, the lost and Leviticus

A very rich day of training on Wednesday. Many thanks to our teachers. On the place of the Law in the Christian life (Kip Chelashaw) On Islam: The Qur’an and The Hadith Answering Muslims Answering Islam How does Christianity ‘subversively fulfil’ Islam (Chris Flint) On Leviticus: A bloody religion (Thabiti Anyabwile) David Field on Leviticus (including the Leviticus Alphabet)

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Addressing the hole in our holiness

‘The great Puritans were as humble-minded and warm-hearted as they were clear-headed, as fully-orientated to people as they were to Scripture, and as passionate for peace as they were for truth. They would certainly have diagnosed today’s fixated Christian intellectualists as spiritually-stunted, not in their zeal for the form of sound words but in their lack of zeal for anything else.’ (J. I. Packer, Themelios, 1996) It would be a…

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