Two questions came in to Jonny after his recent sermon on Miracles. Here, he seeks to address them. Jonny said in his sermon that only apostles (and Philip) heal anyone in the book of Acts, but what about Ananias in Acts 9:17-19? Could you talk some more about your observation that only a few people… Read More Jonny’s talk on miracles | Questions, answers and apologies
“The one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from prayer. Our enemy fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks our wisdom… but trembles when we pray. Prayer turns ordinary mortals into men and women of power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings… Read More Praying post ONE: Living in the good of what God stirred in us on Sunday
It’s one of the most amazing passages in all of Scripture. One of the pictures of community that we all long for. Who wouldn’t want to live in this community?! You read these astonishing words in Acts 2. About how the believers: “…arrived in the city…they never gave themselves to the community… they were worried… Read More Community, Acts and this Sunday at ONE | Jonny blogs
Like many topics we cover on the blog, we know that these will be personal issues for many of us. Please, if you’d like to discuss more these issues, don’t hesitate to get in contact with your Site Leader. In our talk on Colossians 3:18-19 I speculated as to whether the idea that wives should… Read More Wives submit to your husbands. Really? In 2016?
At ONE this Sunday Jonathan’s preach exhorted us to see all of our work as being work for God, with that impacting our attitude towards our work and the workers in our midst. But included in those verses was reference to “slaves” and “masters”. Why did Paul not speak against this practice? Does the New… Read More What’s going on with slavery in Colossians? | Jonathan blogs
There are some verses in the Bible that offer even the most thoughtful scholar a bit of a headache. God speaks in the Bible through people a long, long, long way away, a long, long, long time ago, and so it’s not surprising that at times, we’d need to give careful thought to work out… Read More A tough verse in Colossians: Some quick thoughts
Imagine that someone told you they knew where you could find buried treasure. Real, actual, treasure. Gold. Diamonds. The lot. But after they explained how to find it, you still had some questions (was it left or right at the first palm tree? Exactly how long in metric units is thirty-four paces from skull rock?)… Read More To Fear Or Not To Fear?