Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Gone Fishin' July 2018 Newsletter

Hi Everyone

Jarryd Alcorn, my Pastor at Calvary Chapel Wellington, asked me to head the Local Outreach Team. 

Once a month, a team of us go down to Hillary Court in Naenae. While there, we engage in Gospel conversations, and hand out Gospel tracts. 

This is an awesome time, and a great opportunity to hone our evangelism skills to use every day.

I have started a monthly flyer to go out with the emailed church notices. I thought these would make good reading, so will post these on the blog as I send them out. Below is the July Newsletter.


Monday, 30 April 2018

All Things To All People, But Only One Gospel (1 Cor 9:16-23, Ps 58:1-5)

On Sunday I had the privilege of teaching the flock.

Topic was All Things To All People, But Only One Gospel'.

Audio is here, sermon notes below.


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Frequent Flyer, Frequent Flyer

lighthearted poem I wrote when waiting for an international connection on the way home from a missions trip to India / Bangladesh - and watching (other) people getting upgrades...


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Gospel Nuggets - The Way of Cain, or the Way of Jesus

John 14:6 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

Jude 1:11 (NKJV) 
Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Of Mongrels And Prodigals

"...your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.' " (Luke 15:32)

We have all heard of the story of the Prodigal son in Luke's Gospel account.
 The younger brother who:
  • shamed his father by demanding his inheritance there and then;
  • flittered away this inheritance through sinful lust;
  • came to repentance while wallowing in a pig sty;
  • was restored by his father on his return home.
And - while the Pharisees listened to the story told by Jesus with grinding teeth, and murderous intentions - we all marvel at the unconditional love, forgiveness, and mercy poured out by the father.

But lurking all the while in the background was another prodigal... 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Pruning Back The Weeds

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser..." 

We are all guilty of it.
We do it without thinking.
We are so accustomed to it that it has become like second nature. Like breathing. 

But breathing supplies the oxygen to our lungs - oxygen that is transported to all the nether regions of our body via the blood network, to perform functions that our brain requires them to do. 

What I'm referring is not as life-sustaining like that...

Friday, 24 February 2017

Audio Up: Journey with Paul

Hi All

Audio is up for last Sundays' message - Journey with Paul.

Click here to listen, sermon notes here.


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Journey with Paul - Galatians 1, Acts 15

Sermon Sunday 19 Feb '17
Yesterday I had the privilege of teaching the flock.

Topic: Journey with Paul - texts Galatians 1, Acts 15, and others.

Sermon notes below


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Camel That Broke The Straw Man's Back

"And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Matt 19:24).

"For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matt 16:26).

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Tim 6:10)

:  a weak or imaginary opposition (as an argument or adversary) set up only to be easily confuted
(source: Merriam-Webster)