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AGEISM (Apr 9, 2016)

Jim McClureDr Jim McClure, noted theologian, highlights a troubling trend.

Two conversations I had this week set me thinking about a troubling trend in society and in the church.

First conversation:
Recently I was speaking on Skype to my brother who lives in Ireland.  He is in his late 70s.  He told me about waiting at a bus stop with a friend (who is in his 80s). The schools were ‘getting out’ and many schoolchildren joined them at the bus stop. When the bus arrived, the schoolchildren pushed ahead to board it and get a seat. When my elderly brother and his older friend (who had to walk with the aid of a walking stick) boarded the bus, there was standing room only. Not one of the schoolchildren offered their seat to the elderly men. (more…)

ASKING, SEEKING, KNOCKING (Apr 9, 2016)

Dr Robert & Maureen (2)
Robert and Maureen McQuillan inspire hungry kingdom seekers!

We’ve always encouraged Christians to …

  • Be bold in trusting Jesus
  • Believe in themselves
  • Know that God has a wonderful future for his children
  • Experience the voice and peace of the Holy Spirit
  • Dare follow his leadings.

Commitment leads to obedience, trusting, discovery, fulfilment
Several months ago we had emphasised these truths to a young couple in whom we have always observed a strong commitment to serving the Lord and obeying his directions. They shared what they believed God wanted them to do and be – including moving locale and ministries. Believing they’d heard most accurately from him, we encouraged them to ‘go for it!’ (more…)