More training Wednesdays

Here are some resources from the last few weeks: From the Bible Overview: The Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis) Journeying to and Entering the Land (Numbers to Ruth) From the Hebrews series: The warning passages in Hebrews (Lee Gatiss) Session on Hebrews 8-10 From the servant leadership and ministry skills series: Servant leadership lessons from 2 Corinthians 1-5 How to get things done: time, energy & mission (Tim Challies) Daily workflow (Matt…

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Training Wednesdays 2017-18

We’ve started a new year of special weekly training sessions with the second year apprentices, extending and stretching on faithful Bible handling, gospel theology, servant leadership, engaging other cultures and practical ministry skills. Here are some resources from the first few sessions: Bible overviews – an introduction Biblical Theology (2nd Year Curriculum) session 2 – Abraham Hebrews 2

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Roho Mtakatifu ni nani?

And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2) For a disciple not to have heard about the Holy Spirit is Not A Good Thing. For those of us who want to emphasise (I think rightly) the priority of preaching Christ and him crucified and who see the Spirit’s role…

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Prophecy, power and weakness

We had a good discussion yesterday at Training Wednesday on contemporary prophecy which was followed, interestingly, by a session from Stuart Houghton on two 19th century quasi-prophetic movements: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism. One of the themes that came out was the use of ‘prophecy’ as an instrument of fear, power and authority. But when we looked at the New Testament we found that prophecy, though highly valued for its ability to edify…

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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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