Tag Archive | self-care

Self-care: Know your capacity and do all you can

There is a fantastic book by J C Ryle called Christian Leaders which I’d put in my top five must reads. The meat of the book is a series of eleven biographical sketches of the key preachers of the eighteenth century revival in the UK – the days of George Whitefield and John Wesley. One […]

The art of saying No

Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: “Come, let us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono.” But they were scheming to harm me; so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while […]

Think!

Geoffrey Wachira, in his session on Critical Thinking and Asking Questions at the Ministry Training Course, pleaded with us to… Think! The world, the flesh and the devil don’t want us to think.  The cults and the false teachers effectively say, ‘Don’t think, trust me, I’ll think for you, just believe.’  In contrast, true faith […]

We are dust

As a follow up to the material from the last MTC on Self Care 101 and as a preparation for some of the material we’ll be looking at in next month’s MTC on the Book of Job and remaining steadfast long term, the video below is a very helpful interview with our friend and elder brother […]

Scripture interpreting Scripture: MTC January 2016

Scripture interpreting Scripture: MTC January 2016

That was one of the big things that came out of the ministry training course week for the new apprentices last week. Whether it was interpreting the prophetic books or doing a Bible overview or examining doctrines or thinking about faithful Bible teaching or looking for how to accurately apply the truths of God’s Word, […]

Total Gospel: MTC December 2015

Tim Keller puts it like this: ‘We never “get beyond the gospel” in our Christian life to something more “advanced.” The gospel is not the first “step” in a “stairway” of truths, rather, it is more like the “hub” in a “wheel” of truth. The gospel is not just the A-B-C’s of Christianity, but it […]