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We don't push faith out of ourselves by our will. Christ pulls faith out of us by His gospel. Yr sins have been forgiven 4 Christ's sake, u know the Father, u've overcome the evil1, ur strong&God's Word lives in u 1John2

Sermon: Jesus in the Old Testament


Reading Between the Lines 1 - Jesus in the Old Testament from CCK on Vimeo. DOWNLOAD AUDIO For more on Jesus in the Old Testament go here

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I leave Eastbourne for ONE DAY... pic.twitter.com/VxVmNo06Mp— Glen Scrivener ن (@glenscrivener) July 30, 2014 At Eastbourne’s Tourist Board meeting this morning: “You fools, I said PEERLESS. I want our seafront to

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You may know that Emma and I have three little ones who are with Jesus (for more read here). But today we can announce that we have a fourth little one who is with us - in utero at any rate. It looks like this little one might

Podcast: Conversation with Paul Blackham part three


Paul and I finish up our discussion about sharing the gospel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y6waCwCOyZs WATCH THE WHOLE

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Clarke and Dawe parody the so-called "Christian" justifications for Australia's current immigration policies http://youtu.be/LOZkNPiGF0s Some more

Podcast: Conversation with Paul Blackham part two


Our second of three installments as I talk to Paul Blackham about sharing the good news. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH0fZy9m7Hk WATCH THE WHOLE

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We don’t push faith out of ourselves by our will. Christ pulls faith out of us by His gospel.

Yr sins have been forgiven 4 Christ’s sake, u know the Father, u’ve overcome the evil1, ur strong&God’s Word lives in u 1John2 #EnjoyYourDay

Great British Bake Off teaches us about order in the kitchen: Every Mel needs a Sous. Complements to the chef

Phwoar, binary code… that’s a noughty one.

Ingratitude goeth before pride.

Sadly, your average Australian church-goer believes in moralistic, therapeutic, G’deism.

Dont know the way forward? “Ask God who gives wisdom generously 2 all without finding fault & it will be given 2u” James1:6 #EnjoyYourDay..

Remaining tight lipped is the only way to blow your own trumpet <-- the horns of a dilemma

Our fave Luke15 image of salvation is the prodigal choosing repentance. The early church’s fave was the Shepherd grabbing the lost sheep

On results day, remember your Father has your future, the Son is your standing and the Spirit is your comforter. #EnjoyYourDay

Today I’ve read that Mark Driscoll’s a “complimentarian” and the CofE’s an “Angelican” church: some typos to live up to.

One day you will rest from your labours (Rev 14:13). Till then you’re God’s gift to the world. #EnjoyYourDay

We haven’t merely singlified sex, we’ve Zwinglified it.

Muggier than an Interpol suspect list.
Muggier than a Starbucks dishwasher.
Muggier than a Bogota back-street.

Rainier than a Prince of Monaco.

You don’t like flat bread? More’s the pitta.

You can’t use strips of The Times as a sweat band. Use News You’ll Ooze

Just realised I was using the wrong paper. It should be The Absorber

As a student: Ready Salted, Salt&Vinegar, Cheese&Onion and Prawn Cocktail were the flavours of my bath towel as term progressed.

When it got to Smoky Bacon I’d boil it up with some economy rice and a half litre of Carlsberg.

Just not sure which “check a trade” site I can trust :-/

It was always going to be a career of two halves. Sting operations won’t work if they know you from the Police

I’ll bet the Spanish are always overwhelmed by their todo lists :-/

Remorse code: for when your hopes are dashed

Right now you’re ambivalent about artificial intelligence. One day it’ll be make your mind up time

Jesus is not merely your ransom, He’s your righteousness. You’re not merely tolerated by God, you’re treasured. #EnjoyYourDay

Luther: “God receives none but those who are forsaken, restores health to none but those who are sick, gives sight to none but the blind…

…He restores life to none but the dead… has mercy on none but the wretched & gives grace to none but those in disgrace”

The enemy of your soul will soon be destroyed by the breath of Christ’s mouth and the splendour of His coming. 2Thes2 #EnjoyYourDay

Evangelism is not really “Here’s the deal”. It’s “Here’s the story.”

Best example of our blind faith in technology, no matter the evidence: long range weather forecasts.

No matter how many times it’s proved itself wrong, still: “Apparently next month will contain the breeziest Tuesdays on record.”

A Member of the Human Race is a Member of the Trinity. And you’re a Member of Him! #EnjoyYourDay

#ClichedBible “Let’s call it a day” (Hebrews 4:7)

#ClichedBible “Shut up and kiss me” (Psalm 2)

#ClichedBible “I was born reddy” (Esau; Gen 25:25)

#ClichedBible “Totes Amaze Bowls” (Rev16) and “Dead Enosh” (Gen5:11)

#ClichedBible “That’s how I roll.” (Ezekiel 1:19)

#ClichedBible “You had me at hell” (Revelation 20:16)

#ClichedBible “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” (1Thes4:13)

#ClichedBible “Aw, hell no” (Matt16:20)

#ClichedBible “It’s all good” (Gen1:31). “It’s all goo’d” (Lev13:10)

If u identify ‘real life’ with sexual self expression, u condemn & frustrate far more people than the Bible ever has LINK

Our last sighting of Jesus: As He ascended He was blessing His people. (Lk24:51). He hasn’t stopped since (Eph1:3). #EnjoyYourDay

Just as Buddhist dietary requirements are not carni-phobic so the Christian sex ethic is not homophobic LINK

The Trinity according to 2Cor1:3: Our Father, Compassion made flesh & Comfort personified. This is our God #EnjoyYourDay

Some say the Bayeux tapestry is more of an embroidery but that’s just knit picking

I know, I know… #knitwit

Some call me lazy. Let them.

My nephew’s new Playstation game is a bit worrying. He’s building a master race on MeinKraft :-/

All day I’ve been trying to find an anagram for a pig hut video. I had to give up.

Tried to find an anagram of ‘how I use a hot gut slime encrusted within a fat idiot’. In the end I thought it was a ridiculous waste of time

TRUE FACT: A soprano’s top B-flat can cause heart arrhythmia. Worse things happen at C.

When I kiss you, I’m thinking of me: moi moi moi.

Sermon: Jesus in the Old Testament

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Reading Between the Lines 1 – Jesus in the Old Testament from CCK on Vimeo.

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At Eastbourne’s Tourist Board meeting this morning: “You fools, I said PEERLESS. I want our seafront to be PEERLESS.”

If you want to know why Jesus died on the cross I have two words for you

Thru wilderness trials the Father promises: “My Presence (Christ!) will go with you and I will give you rest.” Ex33 #EnjoyYourDay

Imagine “Best in Show” but with children for poodles. #ChildGenius

The Son of David has a great “largeness of heart” (1 Kings 4:29). There’s plenty of room for you. #EnjoyYourDay

It’s muggy out. I’ve been robbed twice already

In saying God is THREE “Persons” united in love, how do we define “Person”? How about “An “I” finding their identity in another.” That work?

0K magazine leaves me absolutely cold. #1PUN

They don’t like you shrinking the Pyramid of Cheops. Small wonder.

If you like Pop, you’ll LOVE Bublé Rap

Eph 1:18-23 – The power of His resurrection is in you, the purpose of His resurrection is for you #EnjoyYourDay

As a rule, offers of tea to workmen exist in an inverse relationship to DIY competence. I’ve offered our guy 3 cups already.

“Yeah, right, aha, MDF, sure, ok. But when you say ‘Just tea, just a normal cup of tea,’ is English Breakfast ok?”

My modelling career really took off with Airfix

I see Burberry’s going up-market again. Sorting out the tweed from the chav.

Veni Vidi Vici sounds best in Latin. Unless you’ve just won at conkers

“Heaven is a place on earth with You.” Good eschatology makes good pop songs

“Good reasoning” is like “Good living” – it’s good! But it doesn’t lead to the gospel, it is established by the gospel.

Probably my favourite fish opera is the one with “O For Tuna”: Carmena Piranha #1PUN

“Whoops!” “Never thought of that!” “My hands are tied” “It’s beyond fixing” – phrases our Father never says #EnjoyYourDay

“I’m all peopled out” #GodNeverSays

Ah, the Aztec priest, there’s a man after my own heart #1PUN

God’s love, which is completely yours in Jesus, is Forever, Fatherly and Forgiving: Psalm 103 #EnjoyYourDay

Intolerance to Pharisaism is a sign of Pharisaism. No-one hates Pharisees as much as Pharisees.

Your selfies are God’s photobombs. (Genesis 1:26)

I’m amillennial. I just don’t believe in young people.

Poor? Brokenhearted? Mourning? Bound? Christ is good news, comfort, gladness, freedom, a robe of praise & righteousness #Is61 #EnjoyYourDay

My general knowledge is appalling. My sergeant knowledge is little better. I’m a rank amateur :-/

“Dear God, once again, I’m *really* sorry for that sin?” “What sin?” (Hebrews 10:17) #EnjoyYourDay

This week my feed included #WeAreN alongside views like “Calvinism IS Christianity”. Here’s hoping the former influences views on the latter

We spend our lives trying to become wise, righteous, special, free. We have it all in Jesus: 1Cor1:30 #EnjoyYourDay

Your handsome, righteous Warrior King is God from God. He’s soaked with the Spirit of Joy and He LOVES His bride: Psalm 45#EnjoyYourDay

A life of faith, hope and love isn’t the price of salvation, it’s the prize: yours for free in Jesus (Col 1:3-6) #EnjoyYourDay

That’s cheap! Apparently U2′s frontman is 8ono #1PUN

Let’s agree: good science doesn’t belong to atheists & good morality doesn’t belong to Christians. Now let’s examine the foundations 4 both

“Sorry, snowed under” “I’m not a miracle worker” “I wish u hadn’t told me that”: Things u won’t hear from Jesus. #TalkToHim #EnjoyYourDay

Preacher, your job is not to preach evangelical distinctives. Your job is to preach the evangel.

I keep getting passed over for the episcopacy. Must be some kind of oversight

Just imagine it: the Father selecting a sacrificial Lamb “for your sake” – His precious, eternal, spotless Son. 1Peter1:17-20 #EnjoyYourDay

Sore, Snake-bitten, Sullen? The Son of Man was lifted up for you. Look and live. John3:14f #EnjoyYourDay

“I’ve died and gone to heaven” – words describing a euphoric experience. Words describing every Christian. Col3:3 #EnjoyYourDay

Oh no, I’ve accidentally got 3 “P”s for my sermon tomorrow. Now I’ll have to spend Saturday afternoon looking for chinos and a blue shirt :(

I’ll probably cut one point for the podcast. Then it’ll be 2 Ps in iPod

Well it is a powerful structure. To all naysayers let me encourage you: Give Ps a chance

Your prejudice against games of chance is just thinly veil bingotry

You may rail against fan friendly pop groups but that’s just fighting the band that heeds you

My script for the 9th X-Men prequel has just been rejected. Feel like it’s a bad omen.

In Gen22, Abraham’s faith is not fatalistic resignation to the will of God. It is gospel hope in the resurrection of the Son (Heb11:17-19)

Christ says “I have surely seen yr affliction & have heard yr cry. I know yr sufferings & have come down to deliver u.” Ex3 #EnjoyYourDay

Instinctively we think of creation as darkness -> light. Wouldn’t it be more biblical to say light -> darkness -> light? 1John1:5; Gen1:2

Monday morning is Not ‘same old, same old’ – the old is gone, today is brand spanking new: Lam 3:23. #EnjoyYourDay

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Blown AwayYou may know that Emma and I have three little ones who are with Jesus (for more read here). But today we can announce that we have a fourth little one who is with us - in utero at any rate. It looks like this little one might see the light of day! In other words, we’re pregnant! But I put it like that because, well, that’s kinda how pregnancies are it seems: incredibly precarious and surrounded by uncertainty and death. But that’s where the life and hope is.

We’re taking a while to get used to the “life and hope” stuff – this pregnancy has been ‘touch and go’ at many points and Emma and I have been stuck down some very deep pits in the past. We’re also aware that we have travelled with many other couples through childlessness and the news that we’re pregnant will, understandably, be received by some with grief as well as joy.

These sorts of things always seem to get missed off the Facebook Status Updates. And that’s probably why we’ve mainly avoided Facebook during struggles with childlessness. Those status updates aren’t wrong – simple expressions of “We’re pregnant!” aren’t wrong – but it’s struck me powerfully today that they’re by no means the full story. And it’s worth giving space for that full story at points.

All that being said, now is a time for rejoicing. And as we allow others in on our news, you help us find our bearings. Now is the time to say “The Lord has been good.” And you have no idea how good He’s been! Not many years ago I thought I’d have to bury my wife, now we’ve got a nursery to decorate. The Lord is so good!

So with the bigger story in mind, and in fellowship with one another, celebrate with me what God has done:

Some wandered in desert wastelands,
finding no way to a city where they could settle.
 They were hungry and thirsty,
and their lives ebbed away.
 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
 He led them by a straight way
to a city where they could settle.
 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
 for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.” (Psalm 107:4-9)

 

Podcast: Conversation with Paul Blackham part three

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Clarke and Dawe parody the so-called “Christian” justifications for Australia’s current immigration policies

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Podcast: Conversation with Paul Blackham part two

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Our Father Above – All Age Song Based on the Lord’s Prayer

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Our Father above
Your Name shall be holy
Your kingdom and love
Come down to the lowly

Provide for each day
And pardon each deed
As we pardon others
Protect us and lead

ALL MY SONGS

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