Posts from June 2017

Posts from June 2017

Being Transformed By Prayer

How quickly we can rattle through our prayers! ‘Our Father in heaven … for ever and ever, amen.’ ‘Excellent,’ we think, ‘Done that’. But this will not do. Before winter I swam laps at the pool, using the time to pray one line of the Lord’s Prayer per lap. It was only through slowing down as I prayed that I saw what I’d been missing by galloping over the words. I was…

How To Teach Generosity

How refreshing it is to be treated with astounding generosity! How liberating it is to be generous ourselves! Today we think about generosity as an aspect of discipleship. But, if you’re like me, we all need help with this. How is it taught? Jesus told his disciples to teach his other followers to be generous. This was part of his great commission to his disciples…

Belonging To Church

As we’re progressing through our Discipleship series, isn’t it helpful to see how the topics build on each other: that we are saved by grace, into a relationship with our Lord Jesus, who we know through his word, and we’re therefore a part of the church: God’s people gathered around his word. As Christians, we belong to our Lord Jesus Christ (e.g. Romans 1:6). And, since…