TruthTalks Sermon – A Time for Prayer and Godly Action

Several weeks ago, I preached a sermon titled, ‘A Time for Prayer and Godly Action’ based on Nehemiah chapters 1 – 9. The purpose of the message was to encourage Christians to think and act positively in this time of national instability leading up to the elections. Simply put, our personal attitude in 2019 can

TruthTalks: Wrapping Up – The Church Jesus would Attend Series

  Here is the audio of the last in the TruthTalks series: The Church Jesus would Attend. In this TruthTalk I take you through my final 3 criteria and give an overview and general conclusion. If you have missed this series and would like to start from the first post, click HERE,

Wrapping Up The Church Jesus would Attend Series

In this eighth and final post in the current series, I intend to wrap things up by summarising a little and by dealing briefly with the last three items on my original list of indicators of and responses to the presence of God. Right up front, I stated that in this series I would

Anointed Leadership: The Church Jesus would Attend Series

God anoints men and woman to lead; this fact is indisputably taught and demonstrated in both the Old and New Testaments. Unsurprisingly then, anointed leadership is one of the evidences and criteria for the presence of God in a Sunday church service. In this series, I am considering only what happens in a corporate

Ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit: The church Jesus would attend series

  Pentecostal and charismatic Christians are familiar with the term ‘ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit’, but for the benefit of others, let me explain what I think it means. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to minister to others in the Body of Christ in order to build them up and

An Attitude of Faith: The church Jesus would attend series

At the start of this series, I identified nine indicators of the presence of The Lord in a church service and I acknowledge that these nine are also ways in which we respond to His sensed presence. So far, I have examined reverent and adoring worship, passionate prayer, and serious attention to biblical preaching. This

Biblical Preaching: The church Jesus would attend series

For many centuries, preaching has been an important element in church life. Visitors often rate a local church in terms of its music, friendliness, and preaching. But, in what way does preaching relate to the sensed presence of God in a service? In this series, ‘the church Jesus would attend’, I am developing nine

Prayer: The church Jesus would attend series

  Many people have written much about prayer but few have focused on corporate prayer. Therefore, this article is exclusively about why, what, and how we pray when we come together, specifically on a Sunday morning. In this series of articles, I am addressing the question, ‘what kind of church would Jesus attend?’

TruthTalks: Worship -The church Jesus would attend series

In this TruthTalk, I cover the topic of reverent and adoring worship, which I wrote about in my last article. This is part of a series that examines the Sunday service corporate expressions of church life.

What we sing, to whom we sing, and how we sing

Worship: The church Jesus would attend series

In my first article in this series, I posed the question ‘what kind of church would Jesus attend?’ to perhaps motivate us to do some sort of spiritual audit of our approach to our local church Sunday services. I identified nine indicators of the presence of The Lord but made the point that these are

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