Category Archives: ecclesiology

DEVELOP THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TO GIFTS

We have seen in the last couple of posts Paul lay down some foundational attitudes that we need individually and collectively to develop, the right attitude to ourselves, the right attitude to others. Now in verse 6-8 the focus is … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TO OTHERS

In the previous blog we started looking at what Romans 12 has to tell us about developing a healthy body, that is a healthy expression of the Body of Christ. We saw that Paul encouraged us first of all to … Continue reading

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BODY BUILDING: for the Body of Christ

Gymnasiums are packed with people exercising, sales of organic food and sugar free drinks are going through the roof, all because people want to have as healthy a body as possible. That should be our aim when it comes to … Continue reading

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CHURCH = A COMMUNITY OF CONCERN & CARE

I’m immersed in Romans 12 thinking about what it means to be the church. What struck me forcefully this morning was the thought that for Paul authentic Christian community will always be characterised by a genuine concern and practical care … Continue reading

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VITALITY IN MINISTRY: Wesley Meets Breen!

I am currently doing some work for a seminar for new ministers and so I have been thinking about avoiding burnout in ministry. I have come to the conclusion that perhaps the most effective way to avoid burn out in … Continue reading

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Missional Church: Picture It Like This

My attempt to express my current thinking on church visually. A couple of points God’s people exist now as BOTH Called & Sent people which involves Gathering with Jesus for teaching, worship, fellowship etc AND Going with Jesus in mission … Continue reading

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The MEANING of MISSIONAL, Is it about style or substance?

I was at a pretty inspirational day long meeting with some other Nazarene pastors thinking about our church, church planting and mission. Two leaders of church planting movements in Scotland told us their stories, which were great to hear. I … Continue reading

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