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It’s Not Just About Jesus

We can read the OT as both pointing to Jesus and as an ethical guide; the one does not have to negate the other.

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Is the Commission Really That Great?

Paul and the other NT writers found their justification for mission across a broader range of Scriptures than many people do today. We should follow his example.

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Questions 9: Where is Mission In The Bible?

You cannot simply extract a couple of verses from one of the Gospels and build a whole edifice on them, those verses have to be read in their full context and ultimately this will lead us to the whole Bible.

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The Great Commission is For Churches, Too

The focus of Jesus’ teaching is on the church, but crucially, the church is on a mission. There is no dichotomy between church and mission because the church that Jesus points to is a missionary church. In other words, the great commission – the command to make disciples – is aimed at our church fellowships, where they are today, not just at missionaries around the globe. Our churches are to be communities where disciples (who make other disciples) are nurtured.

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Find A Church First?

In which I am not convinced by the idea that people should find a good church in their new location before moving house.

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Kouyanet Resources

In 14 years of blogging, I’ve produced the odd resource that is of lasting value. This post highlights some of them.

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Being A Witness To Jesus

I believe that a serious part of our calling is to stand at the points where our families, our friends and our workplaces and professions are in tension and in pain and to reflect Jesus values, meekly serving, not pushing ourselves forward and making peace as we go.

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Unsolicited Advice One: Explain

It isn’t enough for mission agencies to tell exciting stories about their work. I give four reasons why they should explain why they do what they do – and I make a cheeky comment about preaching.

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Bible & Mission

Acts and Mission: The Great Comission

Just before his ascension, Jesus explained to his disciples what mission is and where it happens.

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Acts and Mission 1: Introduction

The book of Acts tells the story of the apostles bearing witness to Jesus in the power of the Spirit by the will of the Father. The book is about people, but behind it all lies the Triune God.